Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Poured clear black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted dark rye and hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer.
mambossa (289) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled Aug 30th. I work in beer retail so I checked the case date. Pitch pour with lofty, sandy head. Beautiful Citra-based nose of mango and pineapple, some pastel lemon, pine, and a supremely delicate chocolate on the nose. Predominately hoppy though. Flavor is definitely representing proper Hoppiness atop a caramel-like bright-chocolate body. Mango, white flowers, tangerine, and candied lemon rind ride with the subdued yet somehow complementary dark malt.
How does TBK do it? Must be pure magic. Best black IPA in the country.
EithCubes (5616) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nose indistinctly hoppy and resinous, very sweet with much lighter roast. Pour muddy dark brown that’s closer to black in the glass, jiggling and foamy tan head. Taste with acrid strong bitterness and resin, creamy cream/milk and jumbled PNW hops, extremely strong pine and scorched black malt, heavy roast and even strong chocolate. Medium-full body with a sense of weight from the booze, but the really nice burned, scorched notes star here, reminiscent of both fresh espresso and stale espresso. Hops are almost in the way at this point! Some brown malt approximators, woodiness with earth and a touch of toffee but minimal fruit. I really came around on this one over the course of a bottle, really bold and consistently brutal, tastes way bigger than it is. [2016.08.25: 3.5]
RRistow12 (709) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with a thick light khaki head. Aroma is not very strong. Some citrus and a little roasted malt. Taste well balanced and moderately bitter. Flavors of citrus, pine, coffee, chocolate, caramel. Very well done black IPA.
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BuckeyeBoy (5964) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours out dark brown topped with a sand head. Nose is pine citrus hops and a light roast malt. Taste is more of the pine citrus dank hops a roast chocolate malt makes up the malt bill.
cheap (5307) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2016
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Looks big and black. Taste is large and in charge. Very good carbonation for an ipa. You know this is 7% if not more. Mouthcoating bitterness in yer face. Its a facial fer sure. Big black nasty birtha butt and her sister bahsheebah. The smell is rather alarming boozy burnt ipa. Overall a massive boozy dark brew with a personality that’s in yer face.
Lowe1983 (1517) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black color with a light tan head. Aroma is of citrus and pine hops with some roasted malts. Flavor is stronger of the roasted malts with the citrus and pine. Decent bitter finish as well.
Iphonephan (6185) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz bottle. Pour black with a tan head. Grassy nose. Flavors of leather and grapefruit zest. Bitter finish.
douglas88 (8397) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a medium light brown head. A nice roasty chocolate nose, some citrus. A really nice flavor, dank hops, chocolate, pine. A big porter like base. Very smooth. Finishes with pine and chocolates. Solid.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black, craggy light tan head. Nose is cocoa, piney hop, some roast, milky sweet malt. Flavor is pine, strong bitterness leaning towards astringent.
tmongoose (2219) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle to snifter that pours a dark brown with a light mocha colored head, some decent lacing on the glass. medium malt base that is medium roasted, hints of chocolate malts and hops that are more grassy than anything on the nose. the flavor is some medium roasted malt bitterness, slight chocolate malts and plenty of hops middle and the end. flavors are not a jumbled mess they are pretty separated and blended well. this is a really good black ipa.