cbfobes (2880) - 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.
JaBier (6503) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at World of Beer Easton on 3/11/14. Clear dark brown in color with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt and chocolate along with piney and grassy hops. Flavor starts with piney hops, then moves to a bit of citrus before a chocolate malt finish.
kaser (5233) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dearer pious at cheesies with my friend Nate. Black pour with crey off white head. S'mores and biscuits. Malts. Choclate. Complex beer and delicious. Love it
Finhead (1548) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nearly, black pour with a tan head and some sediment. The aroma has pine and lemon with a hint caramel. It has a medium body with somewhat slick texture and lively carbonation. The taste is bitter with a roasted finish.
GranvilleTim (1840) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and fruity hops. Taste is a nice balance of roasted malt and hops. One of the best black ipaís in my opinion. Great lacing shown on each sip.
thepatrickman (599) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. This is a really enjoyable black IPA. It might not be the most intense, but itís strength is in its balance. Itís a very nice IPA with some firm hop bite and a bit of pine and citrus aroma, but it has just enough roasted barley flavor to remind you that itís definitely a distinct style from traditional IPA.
yespr (39085) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From cask. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty, mild smoked and dark chocolate. Bitter, dark to hard roasted and dense malty. Bitter and dry roasted finish.
oh6gdx (24495) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@GBBF2011. Deep brown, close to black, colour with a minor head. Aroma is liquorice, some mild roasted notes as well as caramel. Flavour is liquorice, chocolate, some dark fruityness, syrup, wood and mild earthy and floral hops. Balanced and quite nice.
blipp (7863) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours deep brown with a thin beige head. Light roasty aroma with floral hops and some lighter piney notes. The flavor is well balanced, with a roasted malty base, and grassy and resinous hoppy notes. Good stuff.
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Unclear dark black brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, pine, grapefruit, sharp. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, licorice, dark malt, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.