eggraid101 (73) - Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle. This is a black ale. Just as it says. Chocolate and coffee malts, but cleaner malt wise than a stout. The finish is very clean. A nice beer
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alexsdad06 (9122) - Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate, mild hoppy character, earthy, mild bitterness, seems more like a porter they tried to throw some hops in. Decent enough, but softer than I would expect from these guys.
drsordr (2376) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99 pour dark brown with thin tan head. Nose green beans? Slight vegetal, then lighter roast and dank hop. Taste initial bitter and burnt, but then some more pleasant roasted malt. Mid to late some roasted and chocolate.
Emeister84 (2161) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of roasted coffee, cocoa, fennel, toasted nuts. Almost black with a somewhat lasting beige head. Dry, pleasantly bitter, roasty. Medium bodied.
Theydon_Bois (17228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Jack’O’The Wood, Asheville, 16/02/15.
Black with a well presented tan covering.
Nose is big on pine, liqourice, spice, Ribena berry, earthy hops, some grapefruit.
Taste comprises more earthy hops and pine needle, spice, bitter tropicina, cocoa rubm dark berry notes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with earthy hop bitterness.
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale is both intensely hoppy and intensely BLACK! Very dark and very good. This is one hell of a beer.
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2015
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with the usual DR head, massive foamy head .. . Medium roadt and plucky coffee from an old metal cup .. Ok I suppose but oozes the DR charm .. . You are a fantastic person and everyone loves your butt.
joejames (486) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to shaker glass. This one was a gusher. Pours black, strong light reveals a red hue. 3+ finger pillow head, soapy lacing, retains head to the bottom of the glass. Aroma of tobacco, dark roasted coffee and pine. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, lively carbonation, resin sticky mouth feel. Finishes long and complex. Tasting notes of cocoa, coffee, fig, spruce, citrus and toffee. This is a solid offering.
solidfunk (7696) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light citrus aroma but mostly roast malt here. Pots black with good mocha head and lacing. Medium bitter finish. Some coffee. Bottle.
AirForceHops (6294) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from The Beer Shoppe. Massive carbonation on a slow tiled pour. The head lasted until the end of the glass with the mouthfeel having a very lively; effervescent feel. The aroma is a bouquet of floral hops and mild chocolate.
Great body that almost leads me to believe this is a hoppy stout, nice and full. Citrus and chocolate compliments the nice lingering pine that lasts well after the sip. Some dry roast on the tongue. I enjoy this style and rather often. This Black IPA / CDA is among the top in class, nicely crafted.