Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked up a four-pack at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, Minnesota. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a rocky beige head that really sticks to the glass edge, even in a plastic cup, with all the lacing expected. Don’t even think of using a plastic cup, Glass It! Aroma of citrusy and floral hops, grapefruit, a hint of Baker’s chocolate, coffee and a hint of white pine. Taste is full bodied, soft carbonation with flavors of dark chocolate, cascade-ish/grapefruity hops, white pine and toasted dark malts. Finish is quite thick for a BIPA with a well balanced chocolate/sweet dark malt and grapefruit aftertaste with a sweet citrus and red grapefruit aftertaste. Unlike anything else I’ve tried from Surly. Malty, sweet citrusy hoppy, alcohol warmth, and oily finish. Couldn’t ask for a more suitable and full-bodied beer to be released during this year of the Multi-Polar Vortexes.
BOSSbrewer (1725) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can thanks to Brent. Pours a very dark brown to black. Two fingers of tan head. Aroma is malty and some roast. Medium bodies. Some alcohol present. Overall, very nice beer.
jcwattsrugger (11116) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap @Churchkey-foamy tan head with trailing lace-mahogany. A-resin/citrus/pine-juicy, hint of dk malt. T-resin/citrus/pine-juicy hops with some bite, 2nd roasty dk malt.
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark molasses pour with a small latte head. Mild citrus, roast, coffee, and toast in the nose. Heavy on the roasted malt and the bitterness is present but not forward. An enjoyable beer but wouldn’t really categorize this one as a Black IPA...more like a slightly hoppy brown. Meh.
BiiruBierBeer (194) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Heavy hop smell. Low to medium carbonation. Hop taste with light malt. Not a fan of this one.
rouhlas (214) - GREECE - SEP 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap at Copenhagen, CBC 2014. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma with chocolate, light hoppy. Taste is light sweet, roasted, coffee and hoppy bitter. Medium body, oily with soft carbonation.
czar (4546) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
can shared by tom10101, thanks bro! pours hazy dark brown with a small reviving light beige head, good retention and lacing. sweet resinous chocolate, tropical melons, lightly sweet roasted maltiness, citrus, raisiny fruitiness, dry molasses, dust, touch of ashes. average carbonation, medium body - oily and quite thick, sweetish tropical-citrusy finish. much appreciated, as opposed to my buddies. oh well.
Travlr (12475) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve had several other Blakkrs, so I’m glad I finally got to try this one as well. Thanks, Corey, for bringing it to DC! Draft at Churchkey. Black color, huge brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of pine forest. Taste is roasty pine. Very tasty.
TripCampbell (13) - USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can, drunk in a stout glass. Hop and chocolate aroma, nut brown head. Crisp Carmel taste
Minderbinder (1900) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with low-medium beige head. Intense lacing. Aroma is of resin, pine, citrus, roasted malt. Taste is of sugar, pine, resin, bitterness, coffee. Palate: Full bodied. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Nice malt features. Coffee.
tom10101 (2965) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. From Andrew, thanks! Dark brown with a small beige head and good lacing. Aroma is of mocha, roasted malt, chocolate, raisins notes and earthy presence. Taste is moderately sweet with piney notes, mocha, chocolate and light raisins. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Moderately dry finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Decent drinkability. Tasty stuff, but too heavy in flavors for my liking.