kippadams (1) - USA - JUL 18, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Taco Mac. A nicely balanced aroma of cocoa, caramel, chocolate, roasted coffee, grapefruits, and citrus rinds. Pitch-black pour with one finger head. Medium-bodied and very smooth on the way down. Lots of caramel and cocoa upfront taste-wise. A big burnt graininess and resin flavor in the middle. A fair amount of bitter coffee, black chocolate, and some citrus towards the end as the hops take over.
queenholly (2612) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Sweet chocolate, fresh pine, dark roasted coffee aroma. Black with a large brown head and thick creamy lacing. Ashy espresso, sweet chocolate, and minty pine flavor. Medium body, crisp astringent dry finish. Outstanding Black IPA! Smelled so good I couldn’t quit sniffing, and then later I burped pine tree (yeah, I know I’m not too lady like sometimes).
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a black color with a large beige head. A sweet fruity nose with some roast and chocolates. A sweet fruity and pine flavor with mandarin oranges, spearmint (yes, I read the description) very smooth. A bit of chocolates, mint chocolates really with oranges. Sounds decadent. A bit thin. Very smooth and tasty.
Jabic (385) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ar: Pine resin, orange, pineapple, and some cinnamon.
Ap: Deep brown, clear - very large mocha head with good retention and chunky lacing.
T: Light coffee with some cocoa - medium bitterness, piney and minty - lemon flavor mixed with roasted malts and currants on the finish.
P: Medium body with high carbonation - finish is dry.
O: Tasty and very complex beer - hop profile has typical American hop flavors, but with some interesting tropical and spicy accents.
Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Duck Rabbit Beer Dinner @ Lucky 32 in Greensboro. Dark, stout/porter appearance. Not a stout nose, however. The chocolatey roasted malts marriage with Chinook-like New Zealand hops gives it smoky, yet piney hop aroma. Excellent mouthfeel. Rich, thick, coffee-like body but the hops coat the palate like an IPA. Nice prickly hop taste present from beginning to end of the brew. Another fantastic creation from the masters in Farmville.
rdixon77 (451) - Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful BIPA. The pour was a deep brown with a tan head. Aroma was chocolately malts with a biting piney edge. The hops really stood out and worked well with the chocolately-coffee base in the beer. Nice mouthfeel and drinkable with a kick. Good stuff.
boxofrane (1878) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mile Post. Pours black with a finger of tan head, decent lacing. Aroma has some pine and some dark maltiness - classic BIPA. Taste is medium bitter with some cocoa and burned malts. Solid palate. Nice brew.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Black, thick brown head, solid lacing. Aroma of pine and coffee grounds. Taste is chicolatelt burnt esoresso, bitter pine finish. Very nice.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: Draft at Fireworks. Dark brown pour. Earth and herbal nose. Light roast and a herbal bitterness on the palate. Medium body with a long, bitter finish. Not bad.
GT2 (7884) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355mL thanks to nuplastikk. Pours deep brown to black with a thick, tan head. Thick retention and sheety lacing. Rich, spicy on style Black IPA nose with squash, onion, savory dark chocolate, spicy cocoa power and cinnamon. Taste is very bitter, dry, one-note. Not bad. A little too watery for me. But certainly on style. I can see the spearmint character but there is more lemon tea in the finish than mint.