Panzuriel (1626) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy Bunny pours a dark black opaque liquid with a firm head of small bubbles. Nose is cedar hops and just a hint of caramel. Taste is dry and tasty cedar hops with medium malt apparent as a roasty nutty coffee smoothness towards the end finishing with a decent amount of good bitters. very nice beer.
Maverick34 (2787) - New York, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured a flattish black with beige head. Piney resin, some pepper and deep malts.
shigadeyo (3461) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pleasing aroma of pine and citrus hops, roasted fennel, and roasted malt; very dark brown color, opaque, khaki head; flavor of toasted malt with a nice dry, ashy/char finish, ample citrus and train bitterness throughout, licorice notes, cocoa, spicy hops, good alcohol bite; medium body, chewy finish; damn fine black IPA and the best of that style that I?ve had in a long time. 12 fl oz bottle.
samsmith33 (772) - - JAN 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass, Dark black, creamy whitehead. Aroma is charred malt. Fennel? Mint? Some interesting aromas going on. Taste is malt, ash, spice, more fennel....is this beer or Sausage? Really good beervwurh some interesting flavor.
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Wooden hops meld into roasted coffee, a union leading to dark chocolate, minty herbal bitterness and light roasty acidity.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam protects the darkness.
-Mouthfeel is well fed; not chewy but not light either.
-All flavours are harmonious.
-This is not as intense as your average Black IPA, yet it definitely shares a similar profile.
shadey (2033) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Mildly hoppy aroma. A bit of spicy hop flavor. Odd malt taste that clashes with the hops. This comes across as two beers poured together, rather than a beer designed from the ground up. Disappointing as I usually love all things Duck-Rabbit.
Zeswaft (1533) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Black with brown head. Aroma of pine and chocolate. Flavor is smooth and texture is lightly carbonated. Iíd say smack in the middle of a stout and IPA, maybe more of a hoppy stout.
PhillyBeer2112 (2691) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Its alright. I guess Iím not crazy about Black IPA. Decent citrus and resin hop aromas and flavor, creamy roasted malts, but I just canít make them really want to be together.
Clarkdvm (346) - Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft in fl. Looks and tastes like a chocolate porter. Aroma is calm. Lots of chocolate. Not sure why others think hoppy. In fact, feel like I might have been given wrong beer. Good stuff just the same
S_Side_Smitty (651) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is mellow....carrot cake?? Am I loosiní it? Hmm. Taste is not at all like aroma. You get the typical hoppy/malty/mechanic shop flavor then the malts do their little dance with their roasty-chocolateyness. Thatís followed by heavy pine thatís dank & bitter. Overall, I still get the impression that some kids broke into a shop and mixed oil and transmission fluid to see what would happen - so I know this is a good Black IPA like all of the other good ones Iíve had. Still not sure Iím getting the aroma right, though.
Leighton (16268) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the chriso Easter 2015 tasting - London. Picked up in the US somewhere. Pours brownish red with a frothy beige head. The nose holds burnt grains, pine, orange rind. Light sweet flavor with some minerals, burnt pine and earth, baking cocoa. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish, with further minerality, oily pine and bittersweet chocolate. Solid.