dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is perhaps the least roasted black IPA that Iíve had, which is a good thing, because Iím pretty much done with the black IPA trend. This has enough body to be recognizable by the style but also not so much roasted malt, in that it actually lends itself to having more than one at a time.
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Black in color with a decent sized khaki head. Aroma is of pine, resin, light notes of roasted malts, and citrus. Taste is of pine, resin, dank, roasted malts, nice bitterness.
Westmeister (1534) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with mocha head. Taste is roast, coffee grounds, cocoa, pine, resin hops. Medium bitter, with equal amounts roast and hop on the finish. Pretty nice black ipa.
WVHouseofBeer (741) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black (duh) with a small tan head that leaves no lacing. Excellent roasted malt aroma intertwined with the grapefruit citrus from the hops. Doesnít taste as good as it smells but good nonetheless. Coffee and chocolate up front with the grapefruit bitterness at the end. Good body and carbonation. I liked this beer a lot.
dnstone (2111) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark chocolate-brown with decent off-white head. Blend of hops and chocolate on the aroma. Flavor is a robust chocolatey barley character that blends into a nice hop bitterness.
njnut (156) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into shaker glass. A red tinged black with a huge tan head. Head and lace lasted to end. Aroma was a light citrus with chocolate in the background growing as the beer warmed. Taste was on the porter side with the roasted malts and chocolate coming through getting hoppy and citrusy late in the sip to a darker chocolate at the end. Med body. Chocolate lingered late into the finish. This company was one of the first West cost crafts in my area if not the first. I had got away from them and its been a long time but a big mixed pack of IPAís at a good price point caught me, enjoyed.
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Caramel and orange peel aroma. Dark chestnut with large tan head. Sweet chocolate caramel malt and moderately strong spruce/grapefruit peel flavor. Nicely hoppy.
guzzler67 (1484) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, as advertized, appearance with a large beige head and lots of lacing. Aroma of roasted malts duel for attention with resinous hops. Taste starts the same, shaped by notes of coffee, bitter chocolate and tobacco. Balance is achieved with the spicy, pinely hops that linger through to the aftertaste. Medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel. Pretty nice example of the style.
thomas15 (642) - USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is roasty malts, coffee, backend hops, pine. Appears dark brown nearly black with small tan head. Taste roasty malts coffee, hardly much in the way of hops. This is a porter.
commonmac (196) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle out of the Sierra Nevada variety pack. Pitch black color. Little to no head. Smell is hoppy with some malt. Taste weighs heavily on hops but finish has a little of that roasted element. I want more of the roasted malt flavor. More caramel rather than the coffee bitterness this one ends with. Itís decent but even with a blindfold I know itís not all that outstanding.