obguthr (3652) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Rocktown 2014: Licorice, lemon zest, charcoal nose. Cola brown, thin beige head. Pine and charcoal flavor, smoke on the back end. Really solid example of the style.
Nate (3648) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brunzies. Roasted barley, licorice, cocoa, mild soy tang and some hop oily notes. Dark brown-black clear with thin tan head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts stark and bitter with big hop presence. Roasted barley, chocolate, and carbonic bite. Big roast bitter finish tim roasted after and bitter dark chocolate.
Ernesto987 (3572) - Connecticut, 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
maxwelldeux (3491) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a very thick tan head. Nose is a little hoppy, but not all that strong. Taste is a little bit bitter, and quite roasty. Very easy drink.
Patrickctenchi (3441) - Coxís 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.
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark in color with a frothy, big-bubbled, tan head. Sweet and sugary nose. Sharp, dark-grain bite along with some assertive hops. Grassy and rind-like bitterness. Hints of dark chocolate and coffee beans. Caramel/Crystal malt sweetness is more than Iíd prefer, but it wasnít bad. Overall, itís a bold and tasty black IPA.
LilBeerDoctor (3422) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Big Z Beverage. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of citrus, light fruits, apple skins, wood, and a hint of roasted malt. Flavor is sweet initially with lots of dark, roasted malty notes in the finish. More akin to a hoppy imperial stout (or even a hoppier Rochefort 10) in the flavor actually with dark fruits, chocolate, sweet malt, and citrusy hops. Lots of complexity in this beer, more than most of your typical black IPAs. This is a great black IPA, maltier than most.
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black to brown with a huge beige head, aroma of cocoa, chocolate and notes of hops, flavor is hoppy with lemon, chocolate, pine, grapefruit, medium bodied
sonnycheeba (3357) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours dark brown with creamy beige head; great lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, earthy malts, chocolate notes, figs, and faint toffee. Flavor is roast malts, cocoa bitterness, earthy notes, and dried dark fruit; dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
mansquito (3281) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half Pint, NYC tap: Pours black with a greyish, creamy head. Aroma is lemon, coffee, chocolate, and hints of pine. Taste is prototypically that of a Black IPA. Seamless convergence of the citrus and chocolate that leaves a somewhat discordant, but pleasant aftertaste. Definitely has a somewhat herbal character at that point. Well put together.