OPIE788 (220) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Dark brown with a nice off white head. Bright pine aroma. Flavor is a little muted. Pine resin and a light malt backbone. Bitter lasting finish.
mikesaum (573) - Newark, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at brews, pours a dark ruby color with a small tan head with decent lace. Aroma is awesome dank hops, slight cat piss, not much roast. Taste is mostly all hop, no malt roast flavor, taste like a regular ipa, not a black. Not too bad, but not great as a black IPA.
JStax (2570) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured on draft at the source. Pours a darker copper with a white head of foam. Aroma has sweet roast. Taste is mildly salty and sweet. Good for the style.
Dogbrick (7145) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown color with a medium thick khaki head that dissipates slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of piney hops, roast malt and citrus. The finish is moderately bitter with an earthy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
jstonerock24 (80) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hoppy taste and notes of grapefruit. Goes down very smooth for a black IPA. Very clean and fruity finish. Great tasting brother to the white rajah.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at TBK on 10/11/13. Darkest brown pour with a huge tan head. Dark malt nose with some caramel, along with grassy and earthy hops. Malty and caramelly flavor with slight grapefruit before a spicy hop finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4472) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad for the style but that is faint praise indeed. +++ Sampled from a growler this beer poured a black color with a medium sized creamy dark tan head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was roasty and malty with moderate pine and floral hops. The flavor was tangy and roasty with notes of grapefruit, pine, lemon and Windex and faint touches of coffee and anise. Medium length roasty grapefruit and pine finish. Medium body. Decent.
gnoff (7330) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Dark brown to black color, brown head. Sweet, hoppy scent. Sweet, very bitter taste. Huge bitterness. Medium mouthfeel.
jmikolich (1354) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
FH IPA Fest 2012, solid black beer, with notes of hops and roast, really solid black IPA but I prefer white rajah any day.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy while having a roasty character. Not bad...just not really my favorite style.