nuplastikk (5270) - 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.
Patrickctenchi (5243) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a thick tan head.
Cholate, tobacco aroma...resin.
Ashy, resiny bitter...burnt coffee malt.
drfabulous (5236) - 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.
ben4321 (5089) - 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.
Miksu (5030) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black color. Aromas of tart and flowery hops; lemon and black currant. Roasty and bitter flavor with coffee, dark chocolate and lemony hops. Sharp firm taste.
AirForceHops (5030) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. Bottle purchased at Top Shelf Brews. The color is black with some lasting head retention. The nose is chocolate malts and hints of pine. The flavor is actually really nice. Hints of citrus hops upfront following a base of chocolate malts and caramel with light pine and more citrus hops coming through in the finish. Texture is lightly sticky and lightly syrup in nature. Pretty good.
thornecb (5021) - 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.
Iphonephan (5004) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Turner’s High Moon in Avon NC. Pours black with a tan head. Toasty nose. Flavors of dark malts with some grassy hop notes. Bitter finish.
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at propig, sweet and rich, of herbal hop flavors, decent but forgettable
dmac (4965) - 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.