thornecb (4104) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black into a tulip. Mocha head with little retention recedes to mottle surface. Vanilla and chocolate aromas. Dry with dark chocolate and resin front to back. Lasting dusty espresso finish.
nuplastikk (4089) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Amber-black body, with a big, frothy, beige head. Crisp chocolate edged aroma, pretty nice. Respectable citrus hop tones and a hefty malt backbone to balance it out....and balanced it is. One of the more enjoyable Black IPAs I’ve had. Dry, sticky bitter aftertaste. Great chocolate, caramel, graham cracker flavors. Solid offering, would be great to go back and forth between this and their regular IPA.
radagast83 (4040) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a dark brown, almost black with some light ruby notes on the edges of the glass. Aroma is a touch of caramel, a little bit of citrus grapefruit notes. Flavor was some roasted malts, with plenty of grapefruit character. pretty refreshing for the style.
tkrjukoff (3881) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ GBBF. Pours black with a small bubbly brown head. Aroma is roasted, malty, hoppy, coffee and caramel. Flavor is malty, hoppy, piny, fruity and a bit sweet. Finishes bitter sweetish.
dmac (3688) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle via a 6pack from Spirits Crossroads. Poured a medium density dark black body with a large foamy beige head. Aroma is roasty with burnt toast, citrus rind, chocolate, cold coffee beans and orange slices. Fuller bodied with average to strong carbonation and a harsh bitterness on the end. Favor isn’t so great. More like a hopped up porter or perhaps even a quality Black and Tan. Mostly burnt toast, burnt malts, some citrus rind. Love black IPAs so was hopping for a bit more.
czar (3679) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours very dark brown with a nice creamy beige head, good retention and lacing. cascadian chocolate, bit of sweetness and lactose, milk chocolate, bit of dark fruitiness, peppery, piney and citrusy. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily, short but assertive piney-citrusy finish. very nice black ipa.
Butters (3658) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with good ring of khaki head. Nice foresty hop aroma. Flavor leans more bitter pine than roasty. Semi well balanced with a good lingering bitterness. Decent black ipa.
drfabulous (3565) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce thanks to Bob. Hoppy. Black pour. Chocolate and roast throughout. Well balanced. Tasty.
wlajwl (3479) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is dark malts, slight mustiness and pine notes. The flavor is dark/earthy malts, light grapefruit/citrus and a tangy/tart/dry finish.
ben4321 (3463) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft at RnH, 8/8/11
Aroma: It has a light nose, slightly hoppy (floral/pine) and some light roast
Appearance: This one has a brown-black pour with a thin tan head atop it
Flavor: The taste is fairly balanced between the pine hops and roasty malts
Palate: The body is medium, with a decent mouthfeel, and a slight dryness to the finish
Overall, I thought this was a pretty good beer. It wasn’t any kind of stand-out, but a fairly solid example of the Black IPA style.