AdamT (268) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bought at Winslow’s on 09/30/13. Creamy light-brown mostly diminishing head, virtually no lacing. Muddy body with a black hue. Bitter moderate orange/citrus hop up front, short bitter orange finish. Full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation and light alcohol feel. I thought I may have noticed some charcoal/smoke taste in this beer. I had a hard time recognizing everything that was going on with this beer.
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle.The pour is a dark brown with a frothy white head.A roasty hoppy beer.
radio_nowhere (1406) - Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2013 Draft at Harrikas in Cedar Point, NC. Served in a plastic pint cup, very dark brown color with tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, light coffee and chocolate with fruity hops. First taste hit is the hops, citrus/piney, followed by the roast notes that are more heavy then the nose. Medium body, medium carbonation, bitter, roast-y with lingering obvious bitter roast-y finish. A pleasing black IPA.
kidobutai (643) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First impressions are misleading, taste-wise... seemed too bitter, but the more you taste the better it gets. Nice black color and thick head.
mike5326 (1639) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, large tan frothy head. Hops and burnt malt with alcohol smell. Strong a bitter beyond belief on the initial sip, but gets really good after that, palate adapts and you taste a great combination of c hops and malt.
Imaena (2231) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. This is a nice little black ipa with a great roast malt and hop balance.
rosenbergh (10633) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. BBE 9/13. (Beverage World) Fort Oglethorpe, GA.
Black colour with a red hue and a small tan head.
Roasted malt, liquorice, hints of coffee and mild hops in a delicious aroma.
Roasted malt, liquorice, coffee, ash and bitter hops in the flavour. Perfect balance. Tasty. Nice bitter aftertaste. Very nice!
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from a bottle this is a full bodied and full of roast black IPA. Its more on the dark and porter side, than the lighter IPA side. But it is full of flavor and delicious.
nathan30533 (1018) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great brew. Taste of oats and cocoa. Good poor very dark with wonderful head. Great brew.
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a nice roasty aroma with some hints of coffee. Taste is a little mild with a hint of hops. Tasty I’d have again.