ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just in time for the official of the christening of the new American-Style India Black Ale style. Just rolls right off the tongue!
Appearance: Served up a black body ("like licorice" according to LibrarianGirl) with a thinnish, light beige head.
Smell: Striking scents of well-roasted malts and brash hops with notes of citrus fruits and pine all vieing for attention.
Taste: Charry, blackened malts displaying a taste of roasted coffee beans and just a litte bit of sweetness transitions to a citrusy, piney hops with a bold bitterness. Small hint of particularly bitter dark chocolate. Tussle of roastiness and hoppy bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Hoppy and dark, just like Lebron James! These brews are curious blending of styles that Iím still acclimating myself to. This one was pleasant enough.
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Dark brown almost black pour, frothy tan head. Scent of grass and hops. Nice malty, hoppy and chocolate taste. Not my favorite style but still an interesting brew.
mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark amber, almost opaque. Big, long-lasting off-white head with heavy lacing. Aroma is chocolate malt and flowery hops. A little sweetness, a lot of bittering hop, and taste like a dark roast coffee bean. Light to medium body, low carbonation.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Chipís in Kill Devil Hills. Pours just about black with a nicely formed tan head. Aroma is, well, hops. Very nice for a black IPA. Mainly piney and floral, with some roast in the background. Flavor has more of the roast and a little bitter coffee. Piney and citrusy hops are still really assertive. Medium bodied with great hop resins that stick with you. A clean, crisp, and nicely done beer overall. A winner from Terrapin.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle "from the back room" at Cigar City Brewing Cask for a Cause. Black (obviously), tan head, massive lacing. Aroma of chocolate and licorice. Taste has big hops from start to finish, but lots of roasted malts to balance. Delicious.
rajendra82 (930) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour looked pitch black at first glance, but holding the pint glass against a light indicated that it was actually a shade of deep red. The head was three finger thick and foamy, and dissipated into a craggy surface with lot of lace. The looks were similar to a stout, but the grapefruit and pine aroma was typical American IPA. There was hint of chocolate, but I had to inhale pretty deeply to detect it. The dark malts definitely were present in the taste in the form of a coffee like bitterness, which supplemented the already bitter grapefruit peel hop presence. There was little bit of toffee flavor, but this did not provide enough of a counter balance. The finish was spicy and slightly astringent. This felt edgy and lacked a lot of the smoothness in the mouthfeel. I prefer some sweetness to go with the IPA bitter flavors, and sadly this lacked it.
drfabulous (3563) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought only to try. When in Georgia....the style still doesnít do it it for me. Chocolate and hops. But I canít get my head around the Black IPA as a desired style. Decent for what it tries to do.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2010
Name: SP 10 Captín Krunkles
Date: February 27, 2010
Source: Brewfest, Brewvival
Appearance: black, frothy beige head
Aroma: big hop aroma on roasted malt, nice citrus
Flavor: sweet citrus hop flavor, nice backing roast, bitter dark chocolate
Name: SP 10 Captín Krunkles
Date: March 20, 2010
Source: summits woodstock
Appearance: black, creamy beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: dark chocolate aroma, light citrus that grows as it warms
Flavor: dry dark roasted flavor, touch of citrus hops, lots of bitter roast, touch of sweetness comes out as it warms and brings out the citrus
Name: SP 10 Captín Krunkles
Date: March 28, 2010
Mode: crabapple bottle shop
Appearance: black, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: roasted and dark chocolate aroma. plenty of hops, touch of citrus, light spicyness
Flavor: dark chocolate flavor, lots of hops, light citrus, touch of roasted bitterness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Terrapin doesnít do it again. Draft at trappeze. Iím sure this is their India brown ale recipe. Nondescript. Tastes like all their other brews. Weak.
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Pours a dark black with an off white almost light brown head that sticks around.Nose is an interesting blend of pine hops and dark toasted malts.Smooth brew with hops and malts balanced well but confuse me at the same time?This is an interesting brew that challenges the palate and the mind.I think i really like it...but I want to sample again.....