pentaz (780) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear very dark brown with a creamy lasting spotted lacing light brown medium head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, grass, licorice, pine
Taste is medium sweet, medium+ bitter and light acidic. Body is medium, texture is oily and carbonation is soft+. Finishes grassy/piney hoppy.
olr1984 (704) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber from the brewpub dark brown pour with tan head. Citrus hops. Citrus orange and roasted malt taste.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Deep amber colour. Small off-white head. Sweet fruity caramel piney aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet fruity hoppy caramel toasty bitter flavour. Claro, sabor bien a gusto.
SlackerMads (853) - DENMARK - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with a thick frothy off white good lacing head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, butterscotch, light fruity hops. Low on hop aroma, but plenty of bitterness. Taste is medium sweet and medium+ bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Medium + bitter and light dry finish. Looking forward to Dopesick.
dinkle50 (835) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black pour with a single finger, creamy white head. Aroma is distinctly 3 Floyds. Citrus with a slight roasted nose. Chewy mouth. Taste is rich with citrus, chocolate and roast. A really wild black IPA, but it is very tasty.
mcberko (4805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from StFun (thanks a lot, Josh), pours a deep dark brown / near-black with an amber tinge and a medium beige head. Aroma of rich toasted malts, a little roast, and some dry earthy, piney hops. Flavour brings out very dry earthy hops, toasted malt, slight roast, and more earthy hops. Exceedingly well-balanced, with a super dry mouthfeel, leaving a lingering finish of dry earthy hops and rich toasted malt. A remarkably-constructed black IPA that it was too easy to drink -- without any of the harshness that many black IPAs have, yet full of flavour. Awesome stuff.
bwa5879 (443) - Portage, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deuce from taproom. Deep mahogany brown pour with a few inches of beige head. Good amount of lacing. Strong juicy citrus and floral hop aroma with hints of honey and bitter rye notes. Wow this has well blended taste. Subtle but pert bitter resin and pine hop, malt comes through more on the finish and has some bitter licorice/ashy flavor mixed with caramel. Fairly low carbonation and clean mouth feel. Tongue slightly dry on finish. Great black IPA with high quality, fresh flavors that are not overpowering.
peteinSD (1174) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Neal - thanks! Black pour with a solid tan head that laces its way down the glass. Aroma is mostly bitter hops and pine with some lightly roasted malt underneath. Taste is heavy on sharp pine with bitterness and an herbal quality followed by a touch of heavier sweet malt and then some light roast. Clean mouthfeel. Nice black IPA but I personally prefer a heavier roast aspect to the malt backbone.
artmcd8 (1083) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to jbickus. Vigorous pour from bottle into balloon tulip.Full light tan head with a deep brown/black body. Aroma of piney floral hops. Fairly balanced but obviously on the hoppy bitter side. Some of the malts com through in the flavor. I favor the aroma over the taste. Slightly thin as well but still solid as usual for FFF.
DrSilverworm (4000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from a bomber. Dark, hazy brown color. Interesting, unique herbal nose.. Hard to pin it down. Anisey, but more herbal. Some rye-like spiciness. Good thin off-white grayish / tan head. GOod lace, though a bit light in color for a black IPA. very herbal, lightly spicy pine / spruce flavor. Smooth, lighter carbonation, more dry. Good lighter bitter taste, some herbal, very nice interesting herbal black IPA.