BrewBoxer (1565) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Deep black color. Lots of lacing on the sides. Smells and taste of coffee chocolate and porter characteristics. Not as hoppy as I expected but its still good
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jbruner (1727) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque brownish black on tap with nice off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of fresh piney hops with a nice back of coffee. Taste follows with a slightly boozy bitter finish. A good version, but definitely not the best of the style.
swoopjones (4940) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Blue Monk, black pour, pine, roasted malts & light chocolate in aroma & flavor. more flavorful than aromatic. decent Black IPA, more malty than i enjoy. medium mouthfeel, decent
queenholly (2422) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Trion. Chocolate, coffee, mocha, earthy tobacco, leather aroma. Mahogany with a large beige head. Earthy coffee, roasty, chocolate, minty hops flavor with a long roasty bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.
junon (363) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one is quite interesting. All the characteristics of an IPA but right at the end there’s this nutty roastedness. I will try again.
joeneugs (2619) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Livermore Saloon. It pours dark brown with a khaki head. The aroma has some big weed and lighter notes of cocoa. Some citrus. The flavor is super grassy and thick with toasty, roasted malt and a foresty pine bitterness. Potent flavors and full bodied. Strong bitterness in the finish.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Black with a fizzy tan head. Roasted grain, light chocolate, and grassy hops aroma and taste with a dry citrusy bitterness and lingering roasted grain notes. Sticky medium bodied palate.
bhensonb (9866) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the brewpub on 3/23. Pours very dark with orange glints and a creamy light tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate. Med + body. Feels a bit creamy. Flavor is med dark chocolate and a lot of fruity hop. Even notes of coffee. Quite tasty.
neuromatt (954) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hamilton's in San Diego, served in a shaker. Pours deep chestnut with a moderate tan head that remains and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are big notes of pine and resin, along with roast malts, subtle coffee and herbs. The flavour is well balanced between roasty malts and resiny hops. The finish is long and hoppy with subtle coffee notes. On the palate it is medium-full in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, it is a nice black IPA. 2013-03-21
adnielsen (7596) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Angels Trumpet Phoenix. Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a dark brown head. Soapy, somewhat piney, roasty chocolate, bitter aroma. Herbal, quite bitter, piney, a bit sprucey, roasty malty flavor. Not bad but the bitterness is a bit over the top.