sinfull (930) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown chestnut color, nice off-white head with good lacing. Aroma of caramel and hop. Caramel , tropical fruits and hoppy bitterness in taste. Full body , low carbonation. Strong bitterness in very long aftertaste.
ansalon (1664) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours caramel brown with a low tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, citrus notes, some tropical fruit, brown sugar. Taste is slight milk chocolate, dark red berries, citrus, roasted nuts. Mouthfeel is medium dry with medium carbonation.
zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks Yoav. Pours brown to orange with a huge beige head, aroma of chocolate, some hops and orange, flavor of chocolate, some peaty notes, orange, tangerine and bitterness, medium bodied.
DSG (6471) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks Yoav. Clear dark amber-brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of piney hops, roast and chocolate. Bittersweet flavor, roasty and hoppy, with a big of dark chocolate, a bit of coffee and a bitter finish with piney notes. Medium-bodied.
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating. #500! A worthy beer for it. 24 oz bottle poured into my ipa glass. Pours a dark cola color with a thick fluffy light tan head that leaves awesome lacing. Smells off roasted malt, chocolate, citrus, caramel and pine. Tastes of the same things. Mouthfeel is thin, oily, and water with light carbonation and a semi dry finish. Had to try this. Who knows if they?ll brew it again. Very well balanced black ipa. Looks beautiful in the glass. Worth a try if you can still find it anywhere.
DocJitsu (1070) - Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, dark ruby-amber with a light tannish-taupe head. Dark roasted, nearly smoky nose with a grassy hop character. Smooth, slick, wet texture. Sweet up front. Some ripe fruit. Smokiness galore. Very drinkable.
coltonhudy (15) - - MAY 9, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2014 Dark espresso head and body when poured the taste is strong and intense but balanced and flavorful with notes of coffee,chocolate,cocoa,cacao,oak,hops, with a slightly sweet piny finish this is an epic black ipa.
Fantomasus (240) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep dark cola brown with a wonderful frothy off white head, perfect! Aroma: caramel, bread, spruce, vanilla, and alcohol. Taste is near perfect balance. Medium bodied, thick feel, creamy, with a long bitter finish. Great brew...
bigguns22 (718) - Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very complex and a unquie balance. Pour is dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is a little hoppy and full of malts and yeast. Smooth and creamy with a bitter hop bit at the finsh that stays on the palate.
hapjydeuce (958) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 2013 vintage. Thanks to my bro for the birthday hookup. Color is more mahogany than black. Thick foamy beige head that fades into a fine fizz. Aroma of smoke, almost burnt toast, pepper and vanilla. Flavor is less hoppy than expected, on the scale of an extra pale ale. Strong smoky bitterness up front which turns into a slightly acidic hops bitterness. Medium to thin bodied with low carbonation. Kind of lackluster; might have been better when it was fresh after the release last fall. Unique though, don’t know if we’ll ever see this one again. For someone that’s never had a black IPA this would be a treat; but after other beers like Black Lie or Alpine Ugly it’s just missing the kick.