chinchill (2144) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle of Captín Krunkles Black IPA poured black and opaque with a good size, durable tan head that left splotchy lacing.
Aroma; pronounced hops with faint malts. Nonetheless, appealing.
Flavor: more balanced. Unlike many black IPA;s, IMO, this one successfully integrates the substantial hop load with a substantial amount of medium and dark malts. Its success is due, I suspect, to not going overboard with the ingrediants. Terrapin has also done a fine job of matching the malts to the hops.
EithCubes (5089) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle best enjoyed by 1 (Month) 2 (Week) 15 (Year). Nose with lightly astringent scorched and burned black malt, pine and spice form the hops, lighter citrus and faint rind, mostly about the roast, though. Pours very dark brown with a dense tan head. Taste is dry with stouty black malt, medium bitterness but itís smooth and integrated, very little prickle or sting anywhere here, even the carbonation is soft. Head develops into a more Belgian fluffer over time, which does seem to match the malt bill better. Fullish body, and surprisingly drinkable. Alc is hidden, clean throughout, and a pretty decent balance between two somewhat disparate elements (itís reasonably close to halfway between). Smooth and souflul!
snoworsummer (2455) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle from lazy dog. Pours dark brown with copper undertones. Tastes like bitter roasted malt, bitter hops, burnt toast, and light citrus. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet malt, toast, and light citrus hops.
JHeath99 (1122) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours an opaque dark cola brown with a thin layer of tan head. Aroma of hops and some roasted malts. Taste of burnt malts and bitterness.
sonnycheeba (3751) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, faint ash, light raisins, and some earthiness. Flavor is dry roast malts forward with medium earthy and chocolate bitterness, and some faint dark fruit notes; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
jdb288 (581) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh bottle from jbruner. Pours midnight black with little to no head. Aroma is símores, a bit of chocolate, fir tree, pine cone. Taste is sweet, light/medium body with decent amount of combination. Interesting play between the dark, roasty/chocolatey malt and hops (what style?). Not bad.
rdixon77 (834) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour. Instantly nice aroma of chocolate and citrus. Taste played well together with bitter hops and roasted Malta balanced. Good carbonation and medium feel.
novice101 (308) - - JUL 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this was a very different beer, I really enjoyed it. Loads of malts, slight chocolate flavor with hop bitterness coming through the back, loads of citrus with some grassy notes. Not as heavily hopped as I would have thought this beer to be
Beergeek23322 (2480) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/26/2010. From bottle. Black with a tan head. Hoppy aromas with dark malt, citrus, tropical fruit. Bitter flavors with good balance all the way.
Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A couple of BA traders have asked me about this beer when I told them I could get Terrapin. I bought one for someone, and then picked one up for myself to see what all the Hooplah was about:
Ap: Pours black as night, with a 1/2 inch head that left instantly, and carbonation to spare.
Ar: Not really strong in the aroma department, but what Iím getting reminds me of Coca-Cola - slightly bitter, with a hop sizzle.
T: Not at all vicious, actually very malty, and much smoother than I expected.
P: Frothy lacing and very creamy in texture. Very soothing.
O: Nothing really special about this one, but the beer itself is not too pretentious. Also, I REALLY love the bottle art!