Nehpets (13) - - DEC 8, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Southern Tier got this one right. Pours black. Aromas of dark malts with coffee and cocoa. I really enjoyed this large bottle. Good to the last drop
TheJester (1687) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 mL bottle. Not the best Black IPA Iíve tried, but there is certainly nothing wrong with it. The aroma and flavour favour the malt more than the hops. Not that there are no hops. Alcohol is hidden nicely. Good beer.
greenclansman (673) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - DEC 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light but solid dark color, with a nice head. Aromas of hops, pine and a bit roastness. Taste of roasted malts and chocolate...bitter and dry, with a bitter-sweet aftertaste. Also as it gets warmer, some coffee elements shows up. VEry nice beer.
kapusil (493) - HUNGARY - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap.Black body, light brown head. Aroma of black currant, pine and caramel. Taste is similar to the aroma:caramel, black currant, coffee and citruses. Decent beer.
commonshawn (227) - - NOV 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Tulip snifter. Black. Nice head and lacing. Clean fruit and malt aroma. Very crisp. Great mouthfeel. Malty and dark fruit to start, then nice finish. Excellent beer from an excellent brewery.
commonmac (156) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Bulldog NE. Wow. Just wow. Visually embodies what a black IPA should look like. The taste is hop-filled without being bitter. Sweet without overpowering sweetness. A great finish with a hint of roasted malt. A vibrant, fresh taste that leaves you wanting more. Seek this one out!
xBEERxNOLA (50) - - NOV 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance - dark dark brown. Small head.
Aroma - nice hoppy. Citrus.
Mouthfeel - low carb. Silky. Strong finish.
Taste - solid citrus hops. Slight malt aftertaste. Balanced hop to malt flavor in favor of hops but not as in your face as stone brewery.
Overall - easily the second best black IPA I have had. Not as good as wooky jack because I like the rye but excellent.
douglas88 (5446) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a cloudy dark black color, a small grey and beige head. A sweet nutty and fruity hop nose. The flavor is big dark fruit, large dank hops and chocolates, huge burnt toffee. Very sweet, some prunes. Pushing toward a Porter. Light smoke. Good. Huge decadent sweetness.
vipinvelp (1806) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with nice light brown foam head. Aroma is hoppy. Taste mostly liquorish, small bitter. Bitter aftertaste. (Budapest 201311)
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lord_totenkopf (309) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of some caramel and chestnut, mostly ale-like sweet aromas. Taste is a bit roasted with malts and a hidden bitterness. All in all, the description fits: this is less an IPA, more like a dark ale and quite a good one but I question the purpose of making an IPA this non-bitter.