cafgen (120) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 Nice dark color with a nice roasted color head. Aroma is pine, citrus, hoppy and a slight sweetnes. Taste is pine and hoppy. Very smooth. Definitely try it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SlimHabib (120) - California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Dark black color with brownish medium head, great lacing. Roasted malts and strong hoppy aroma. Light creamy texture. Taste is much like the aroma, and has a light but long lasting bitter aftertaste.
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oc4111 (119) - USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Havenít tried many black IPAís so I figured this was a good place to start. Pours like a porter but aroma and taste leave no doubt itís and IPA. A very well balanced IPA. Pine, some citrus and a hint of roasted malt. Excellent beer.
fcjack1 (119) - Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from world beers. Pours black with a thin white head. Scent has some chocolate, hops and raisins. Taste is a nice hop with some chocolate and a little oak flavor. Smooth beer . . . .
BSchnab (118) - Florida, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sell was citrus hops taste was of hops and roasty. Color was very dark with a 2 finger head that held
portermax55 (118) - Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bomber. Pours a deep, dark brown with a medium tan head that laces nicely. Wonderful aromas of fresh hops, baked apples, brown sugar and hints of pear and malt. Flavor is of hops, caramel, pears, and spice with hints of malts to finish. Has a very smooth, velvety mouthfeel. One of the more interesting brews I have had in a while, but awesome all in itself.
forsides (118) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
black/brown with a nice fluffy head. lots of citrusy hops in the aroma. big taste with lots of hop bitterness, some dark malt bitterness, slight cream and coffee taste in the background, finishing pretty bitter. med-full bodied.
Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark dark brownish black with a thick tan frothy head that leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is balanced between rich malt and bright hops with some roastiness. rich full mouthfeel with smooth creamy carbonation. Flavor is an amazing balance of malt and hop, malt has both caramel and roasty notes and the hop bitterness is strong up front but then transforms into an absolutely delicious hop flavor. Overall this may be one of my favorite beers to date, I canít get over the balance and the malty goodness then the hop flavor is right on... And itís black and roasty... Gonna be hard to top this ipa.
southamptonsam (115) - New York, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An old Stone XI Anniversary from my basement. Made me realize how I have gotten away from hops oriented beers. At first it seemed jarringly hoppy but the creamy complexity soon won me over.
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2008 Strong pine aroma. The hops hit first but then itís really creamy and chocolaty (especially if you hold it in your mouth for a sec). "Black IPA"? Ok, I guess; sort of a beer that doesnít know what it wants to be. But Iíd be lying if I say I didnít kinda liked it.