drjay44 (2800) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, light beige head, with sparse lacing, over a clear, brown (SRM 25) body.....nose is roasted malts with cocoa, chocolate, no coffee, hints of toffee/caramel sweetness, pine, resin, citrus peel from the hops, minimal esters....taste is initially pine, resin, floral hints form the hops, then mild malty sweetness, with brown sugar, molasses tones, leading to hints of cocoa, chocolate, no coffee, then a moderate pine, resin bitterness....mouth feel, body medium, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth present, mild acid on the soft low carbonation finish. This is a slightly different take on a Black I/DIPA. The hops are relatively gentle in their presentation and not as dominant as in many the style. The malts were deftly handled with the lighter aspects of a dark roast dominating and minimal bitter heavy coffee tones as often appears. It is sweet, and I would prefer a bit more attenuation, as well as more florality from the hops. BJCP 8/3/15/5/6
Nsanders (614) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Pizza Luce. Darker red brown with a thin white cap. Floral/herbal/pine hop, black tea and light burnt sugar. Light bitter tea flavor. Lighter body with a foamy feel. Very drinkable black ipa, not too bitter.
deyholla (7266) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the 2014 Untapped festival in Fort Worth. Pours a clear dark amber brown with a large brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has lots of sweet dark grains with some toffee and a bit of bitter pine hops. Flavor has more grass and a bit of earthy pine but dark grains and toffee backing.
rumproasts (3498) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. black with one finger head. charred malty body. substantial hops. little bit of booze.
arojewski (51) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a beautiful clear black with thick fine head. Delicate, as in not hoppy, at least for the style. Wonderful Black IPA
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog. Bitter with hop-aromas, citrus, flowery-aromas some chocolate and with a hint of sweetness.
LearninBeer (405) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is hops, floral/citrus. The color is black, the head creamy light brown mostly diminishing and good lacing. The taste is bitter. The body medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and long and bitter. A decent beer.
angel77 (1182) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 65 cl tomada en el lúpulo en mayo de 2012. Buena imperial black ale con sabores tostados y cuerpo intenso de 9 vol. Bastante buena y para repetir sin problemas.
Terp1977 (53) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Toasty and easy to drink . Can't believe its 9 percent because it is easy to drink. Great beer.
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alliance100 (870) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - pours a medium clear brown , some mild cocoa and pine aromas . Taste starts bitter and ends a bit sweet . Good ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone