ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
FROM NOTES: August 23, ’12.
From a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip.
A: Big citrus and pine hop notes. Orange and pineapple are strongest aromas with some faint papaya in there as well. Mild roastiness with notes of molasses and caramel.
A: Pours a deep, dark black with a fluffy nearly two-finger head that faded to leave a TON of sticky side lacing.
T: Follows the nose with black malt and a strong grapefruit/pine hoppiness and an earthy flavor. Astringent roasted malt flavor, some mild dark chocolate, vanilla and coffee notes.
P: Medium body with moderate carbonation.
O: Prototypical black IPA, nothing super special about this one but it is a fine beer all the same.
merc7186 (2367) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head, Some Lacing
S: Marshmallows, Milk Chocolate
T: Dark Mildly Roasted Malts, Milk Chocolate, Mild Coffee, Mild Piney
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Malty, Semi Drying
Overall, a really nice Black IPA with the typical duck rabbit trend of coffee.
AdamT (220) - 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 (928) - 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 (981) - 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 (464) - 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 (1067) - 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 (1943) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - 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 (7787) - 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 (1142) - 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.