jtclockwork (8016) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by John. Pours black. Tan head. Nose and taste of cocoa, resin, chocolate malt and chalky ash. Medium body.
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Roasted malts and their very dark chocolate allusions are met by coniferous hops every inch of the way, moving into a lengthy bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the darkness.
-The spiciness of roasted black sesame is hallucinated.
-Malts also develop coffee angles.
-There is some fruitiness on the edges.
-This is a very flavorful Black IPA and a nice testament to Greg Noonanís amiability and character.
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and draft at Caponeís. Pours hazy deep blackish with clingy tan head. Nose is very piney hoppy, with black patent malt, cacao. Tastes resiny hoppy, with notes of roasty black malt, cacao, and a roasty finish.
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-04-29. Mahogany tinged black body, nice creamy tan head. Aroma is mild, light dusty malt with mild leafy green hop character. Flavour is pleasant, modest dry malt, light leafy green hops. Earthy leafy hops linger in the finish. Very smooth average bodied palate, pleasant soft carbonation. Enjoyable, surprisingly mild for a black IPA but quite drinkable. On tap at Farmhouse, Burlington
shrubber85 (7360) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (courtesy of jtclockwork). Chocolate malt and orange peel aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet cocoa malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Body a bit light. Not bad.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle: Pours a mostly opaque dark mahogany with a clingy-lacing froth of light tan head. Has a lightly sweet dark malty nose with some light piny hop notes. Starts with pretty good fullness and malty sweetness with a good hop balance and light citrus character before a drier bittersweet finish. A little subdued for the style, but errs on the side of drinkability.
crossovert (7000) - Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent black ipa, smooth with cocoa notes, dark brown pour, medium to low bitterness.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle around my sisters pool out of a big olí plastic cup on the fourth of July. Pours a clear brown with a medium sized beige head. Big roast and cocoa on the nose, soft earthy hops. Chocolate, cocoa. Medium bodied, roast and cocoa, long roast. Chocolate and soft grapefruit bitterness. Tasty.
DrSilverworm (6021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Best by 9/18/13. Black color. Big thick tan head, with good retention. Herbal, spicy hop flavor. Smooth, softer kind of lighter carbonation. Lightly dry texture. Light bitter taste, light sweet, lightly spicy. Not bad, but I think Iíd prefer a little more roast / coffee / chocolate malt notes in this.
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5/30/13. 12oz bottle from Grassroots Natural Market. Deep brown, not quite black, pour with a small khaki head. Light pine and citrus swim on top of caramel and roasted malts. Pine and citrus in the flavor as well, light bitterness balanced well with roasted malts, chocolate, and a touch of acidity. Not bad.