Zymurgeist2 (826) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is non-existent. How odd!! Black with slight brown highlights and huge, full brown head that last all day and laces nicely! Slight malt aroma as warms. Taste is mostly roast and bread, charcoal. Bitterness solidly presents itself on the back half. No hop flavor. Dry finish. Surprised by this - would be a great dry stout.
Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, earthiness, pine, grapefruit zest and light floral notes. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, grapefruit, light pine and a hint of earthiness with a smooth dry bitter lingering roasty finish.
ross (2034) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from IPA 12 pack. Black color, thick tan head. Smell is full of hops, chocolate, coffee, licorice, and some grassy notes. Taste is pretty thick, not really refreshing - almost like a sipper. Odd at first, but got to be really good towards the end.
r464 (1737) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit of roasty malt with a touch of toast and char. Crisp, distinct and lightly bitter hops come on through the finish. Very drinkable, especially for the alcohol content.
malrubius (1554) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Heinens. Dark brown with tan head and lace. Woody cocoa coffee bready aroma. Roasted coffee with subdued fruit woody hops and a little smokiness. Creamy medium soft body. Very good.
Brouwerij (845) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, label says 6.8%. Pours dark brown with small tan head. Settles quickly with thin lace. Aroma is toasted, mildly roasted, nutty, toffee malt, mildly citrus, resinous hops. Flavor is roasted, toasty, toffee malt up front, fading into citrus, piney, bitter hop finish. Mildly toasted, nutty, toffee aftertaste. Balance of roast/malt and hops, hop flavor could be bigger. Soft carbonation, medium body, smooth texture.
HonkeyBra (3060) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a darkish black with a mild beige head. Aroma of chocolate, pine, resinous notes. Smoke mild smoke and meat notes. Flavor is strong bitterness with medium umami and mild sweet chocolate notes. Medium bodied, somewhat coating mouthfeel. Above average carbonation. This really tastes like Torpedo with a dark malt profile. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
Awktoberfest (250) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad. Bitter throughout. Lots of roastie character. Hop presence is lackluster... Not a bad beer but not a great black ipa...
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arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thick black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of roast, some grass, pine, earth, slight orange into some coffee, touch of chocolate as well. Taste is a mix of chocolate, roast, coffee into a bit of grass, pine, earth, finishing fairly bitter.
sherm1016 (1036) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from Downer Wine and Spirits. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a tan head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, pine, some light citrus. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, roasty, chocolate, hoppy, citrus, orange, some grapefruit, some pine, with a bittersweet chocolate finish. Nice.
thicksuds (384) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A solid black IPA, nice hop profile, black flavor is present, nice mix between the porter like beer and the hoppiness that you would expect from SN, rivals the other black IPAs I have had from SN, and any other brewer for that matter.