Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Our Black Heart, Camden on 30 Jul 2012. Poured a really dark brown, with a big beige head. Aroma of citrus hops, pine needles and dark chocolate. Full mouthfeel. Big, complex flavours of berries, some smokiness, dark malts and bitter, grassy hops. Finish was a great mix of bitter burnt malts, resinous hop and some treacle.
RickReallyBrew (74) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great malty high Gravity IPA w dark malts in the mash. So the favor is quite a bit divergent yet still an IPA. I like it. Not as hoppy as some IPA or double IPA styles. What you taste is the malt to hop ratio so that needs to be considered for a high Gravity IPA.
I am still trying to find a Dark IPA like I remember Pete’s Wicked Ale contract brewed by August Schell in New Ulm, MN. This comes pretty close!
Obfuscate (290) - Minneapolis, - DEC 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black in color, smells very hoppy but you also get the lighter roasted malts and some dark fruit, slight chocolate. Classic Stone bitterness but smoothed out a bit. Easy drinking for 8.7%
Lemke10 (902) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This pours a very dark brown/black color with a foamy light brown head. The aroma is rich and hoppy. The flavor is rich and bold with deep robust tone but still very hoppy. This finishes with an oak after taste and leaves a lingering bitterness. Very well made for the style.
alliance100 (1002) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Logans Alley - pours a dark brown with dark tan head . Floral , Roasty aroma . Taste is most earthy and roast . Ok .
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stldicedealer (30) - Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Part of a Stone mixed 12. Pour is very dark. Looks like a porter or stout in the glass. Nice head, decent lacing. Definitely on the bitter side, but for me still a good beer. Another fine beer from Stone.
spujr (26) - - NOV 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2014 Bit OH taste and slightly unpleasant after taste. Not my preferred style. Bit taste without the greenness of the hops. Not saying it?s a bad beer, just that is not for me.
JMCtime (76) - Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
I normally like black IPAs but this one I did not enjoy. It doesn’t have enough sweetness or citrus to balance out the bitterness. It does have a very crisp finish that I appreciated but aside from that this is for more bitter IPA lovers.
borre_m (706) - NORWAY - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with tan head. Aroma has hop and roasty malts. Taste has nice bitterness balanced with roastiness.
Cunningham (5721) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Black color with a nice off white head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, hoppy and toffee.
Palate: Full body. Tad sweet and a fine bitterness. Soft to average carbonation.
Taste: Toffee, coffee, hoppy, fruity and roasted.
Overall impression: Tasty ok BIPA.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with tony_gorilla