ebrodeur (8) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A limited release and fine one at that. It's a black IPA which gives you the hops you like with a bit more. 7.5 ABV so can be enjoyed frequently with just a bit of caution.
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bhensonb (9869) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bine and Vine. Pours dark brown with a creamy, frothy tan head. Aroma is like leather and brown sugar. Full bodied. Flavor is dark malt, brown sugar, (wood/leather/tobacco), and TREACLE!!!!! So. Black IPA? Not the common sort!!!!!!!
Blairgus (2217) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
10Nov 2013, bottle. Black, looks like Coke bubbles, frothy head. nose is tobacco and grassy hops. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Big tobacco, almost like a cigarette, grassy hops, burnt toast. This is pretty good. More stout flavors than IPA but i really like it.
IrishBoy (3689) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Nose is chocolate, light citrus, and a hint of smoke with the.malt being prominent. Black with a medium tan head. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, and light bitterness.
Travlr (9945) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Naja’s Place. Almost black, bright tan head. Aroma of coffee grounds, pine, burnt espresso. Taste is rich and roasty, moderately bitter finish.
dukeredhair (241) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really nice beer: Pours jet black with a thick tan/ brown head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, grapefruit and sweet citrus. Taste is on the sweeter end of the hop spectrum but balanced with the sweeter end of the black malt spectrum and you’ve got a damned fine refreshing beer.
Thisis12ptfont (714) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very carbonated dark grain malt aroma. Blackish brown with decent lacing. Pleasantly full bodied flavors of cocoa nibs, strong mocha, fudge and some rye notes. Other undertones of smokey grains, hop resin and syrupy molasses. Overall, this is a well rounded Black IPA with nice balance. A little more on the malty side for a Black IPA. Nevertheless, enjoyable.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown in color with a khaki head. The nose is fairly roasty, but there’s some nice orange and grapefruit hop notes. Pine, herbs, grass, and some chocolate. Roasted malt flavor, grapefruit, orange, and pine. Somewhat bitter with a light malt sweetness. A bit of chocolate, herbal hops, and a somewhat grassy finish.
abcfan (656) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a fluffy off white head. Aroma is mostly roasted make with light hops. Full and creamy in mouth, with a dry bitter finish. Pleasantly surprised.
DedicatedToFun (1595) - SoCal, California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
A lot of punch good busy taste not the most choppy IPA but moderately flavorful oh yeah