ross (2075) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. For some reason even though I am not a fan of Black IPA’s (or whatever they really are..) I keep buying them... Never seen this one before so I got a six pack of it. Dark colored pour, tan head - pretty standard. Smell is pretty hoppy, some roasted malts, and a touch of alcohol. Taste is smooth and pretty easy to drink. Pretty good amount of hops in this one and not really any alcohol burn. Pretty good beer, very easy to drink.
Goodgrief (1768) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Carolina Ale House. Pour is dark, moderate head and some nice lacing. Smells like a citrus IPA. It tastes like a citrus IPA with some mild toasty/roasty notes. Pretty well balanced.
MadRobin (1858) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap sampler at Whole Foods in Market Square in Fairfax, VA.
Opaque, near black with a creamy tan head and superb lacing.
Aroma of sweet grapefruit, chocolate, toasted malt and pineapple.
Taste of grapefruit, chocolate, roasted malt, pineapple and dark toast.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization.
A grapefruit and chocolate black IPA--definitely different. Nice occasionally, but not as a "go to" regular brew.
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decaturstevo (4930) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is nice roasted malt and some grapefruit. Flavor is very roasty with a nice resiny/grapefruit bitter. Medium body with good carbonation. Nice beer
jtclockwork (7976) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Dmacs. Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of mocha, pine, resin, toast and touch metallic. Overcarbonated. Medium body.
dmac (3905) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle shared by Ed5388. Poured a HUGE light beige frothy head over a midnight black body. Aroma of dry sugsr, old chocolate, artificial sweetner, dry medium to dark toast, pineapple, roasty, sweeter yellow grapefruit. Palateis good, medium body, average carbonation, lilingering flavor, slightly roasty. Flavor of dry old dark chocolate, dry toast, bad chocolate, dry oranges, yeast.
AKORN (127) - Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy, pine, mint, charred, chocolate, malt aroma. Very dark brown with a nice off white head. Charred malt, chocolate bitterness, slight sour on the end. Pretty good beer
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a flat black body with a large frothy light brown head that left some sticky lace. The nose is really chocolaty with a lighter roastiness and some nice fruity hops. The flavor is a little heavier on the Porter side than the IPA side, which is fine by me. Really chocolaty with minimal roast, citrusy and bright hoppiness with just a moderate bitterness. Nice lingering finish. Light to medium bodied with soft gentle carbonation. Pretty nice hoppy Porter, or what ever you want to call it.
BeerKurve (489) - - JUN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted barley, chocolate malts, floral hops and some yeast flavors. Light bodied with some mild carbonation. Pretty good.
beechner224 (625) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle brought back from NC. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is really hoppy, piney, grassy. Taste is mild bitterness, mild chocolate malt. Good mixture, nothing overwhelming. Think this is good to style. Not my favorite style anymore, but think it is a good example.
JHeath99 (834) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Hop City. Pours an opaque dark brown with tan colored head. Aroma of hops and roasted malts. Taste is pretty unique, nice hoppiness that blends well with a coffee/chocolate/malts.