chinchill (2647) - South Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Growlers Pour House in Charlotte.
Pours is near black; slightly dark even for style, with an above average tan head that leaves a fine coat on the glass when tilted.
Smell is more dark malt than hops, but this tastes like it should: i.e., an IPA with ample dark roasted malts. Unlike the aroma, in tasting these two ingredients mesh better, and are in better balance than in some other black IPAs.
M: slightly harsh; medium body and carbonation.
O: Aroma lacks IPA hoppiness, but the taste is true to style.
cbfobes (2634) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours pitch black with a thick light tan head and sticky lacing through out the entire glass, aroma has a good amount of citrus and pine with a kick of chocolate as well, flavor is of more roast and chocolate on the front end with some pine and hops in the finish, pretty solid.
Aniela (2552) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At GBBF in London. Black IPA with licorice aroma, a bit smokey. This is a beer I liked a lot :-)
Lukaduke (2519) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep rich black color with a two finger khaki foam. Big roasty nose with touches of earthy forest floor and bright grassy pine hops. The palate follows the nose nicely with great mouthfeel and spot on flavors. Great black IPA !
Bulk_Carrier (2515) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Into a mug, it pours a dark brown body with a two and a half finger off-white/slightly tan head that gets a bit lumpy here and there; the smell is pine, wood, earthy, slight roasted coffee, roasted barley - perhaps if so, well its ever so subtle; hops coming out as the beer warms; the taste is mainly bitter and roasty through previously mentioned flavors, coffee aftertaste, dry finish, the palate is light to medium, semi-sessionable; overall: well, I’d say it fits the style pretty good, glad I tried it, and well, I might come back to this, unsure...
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the great Sam’s Quik Shop in Durham. Pours a dark brown, nearly black with a soft light tan head and good lacing. Nose is more roasty malt than hops, though some light pine and orange peel notes make their way through. Taste adds hop bitterness, but this is definitely more of a malt-forward black IPA than some, for the better.
Maverick34 (2486) - New York, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Black pour light beige head dark roastmalts and piney hops are predominant. Light espresso.
Ed5388 (2440) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Pours black with a creamy dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, roasted coffee, and pine. Taste of roasted malt, burnt toast, pine, and an aftertaste of toffee. Solid beer.
armando629 (2438) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black as hell, residual-froathy tan-beige head. Hoppy, citrussy aroma, resin and some grapefruit combined with a roasted character, licorice. Roasted character in the flavor, citrus and licorice taste, light resiny-grassy hop
glennmastrange (2381) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy toasted cereal for the malt, pine and resin for the hops, faint soap for the yeast, with hints of wood and charcoal. Head is small, fizzy, lightly brown with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts faintly sweet and lightly acidic, then the long finish is lightly acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, watery with a lively carbonation. A really nice Black IPA with great balance between malt and hops.