Leighton (14746) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London during Jack’s farewell tasting. Pours clear brown with a creamy, tan head. Nose holds burnt pine, orange, dirt. Medium sweet flavor, some chalky cocoa, good roast, earth, bitter grapefruit and orange rind, toast. Medium bodied with fine to average, creamy carbonation. Roasty finish, bitter earth, more citrus rind, burnt wood, dark pine. Pretty decent.
JStax (3975) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at natifest. Pours a darker brown with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has citrus, dark malt, and grass. The taste is fairly light and hoppy. Decent black IPA.
dwm1034 (713) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Split bomber with sherm1016. Pours a dark brown with thin head. Interesting malty initial taste with a bitter hop edge. Not a huge BIPA fan but this is good / tasty
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charule (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At FFF. Poured darker brown with decent lace. Pleasant sweet hop citrus aroma. Quite smooth balanced character. A solid BIPA
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - JUL 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep dark brown with thick creamy tan head. Aroma is roasty sweet malt and some floral/pine hops coming through. Taste is roasty coffee malt upfront with faint floral, piny hops on the follow through. Aftertaste is lingering roasted coffee and bitter hops. Palate is thin and somewhat sticky. Overall this is an interesting mix of things. Heavy roastiness with some hop bite. I would say this is a pretty solid take on a Black IPA.
brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of GT. Thanks! Black pour with a khaki head. Super pine forward aroma. Very woody, herbal nose, some grapefruit, chocolate, caramel, and roast. Resin, pine, and bitter, woody herbs on the tongue. Tons of roasted malt, grapefruit peel, and a light sweetness of caramel and chocolate.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with Pedro and Anurag. Pours deep brown, near black with fluffy beige head and thick lace. Nose is loaded with pine, some roasted malt, grass, resin, chocolate. Medium body and carbonation. Moderate bitterness.
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Dark black pour, little lasting disc of carbonation and an aroma of hoppy dark roasted malt. Flavor is dark dry malt, hop pellets (but in a good way) and little hints of orange and chocolate.Solid.
ddemmingjr (786) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: pours opaque dark coffee brown, huge dense sand head. Nose is spicy, herbal hops, black licorice, roasted caramel malts and fresh pines. Resinous pine hops, caramel malt sweetness, milk thistle, milk chocolate and coffee bitterness on the finish. Rich and 3 floyds yeast always ups the ante
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BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trade from BrewMane. thanks! Pours dark brown with some ruby with a tan one finger head that stays with it. Big sweet dry hop aroma with floral bots and definite citrus and pine. Some roasted malt in the backbone but smelling hop forward. Flavor is big bitter pine up front with a bit of spiciness and lots of toasty malt backbone. A nicely balanced brew. Medium mouthfeel and lots of carbonation. Dry finish. One of the better black ipa's for sure.