DesertDevil (419) - Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of heavy roasted malt, biscuit, and some black licorice. Clear dark brown color (like strong coffee). Very dry roasted flavor with some toast and rye notes. Dry finish. Solid brew, but not spectacular.
nuplastikk (4085) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle courtesy of Brad. Opaque black body, foamy off-white. This is about as much of a Black IPA as you can be and be a Stout. Mossy, green chocolate hop tones. All out quality. A little dry on the palate...but can that really be a complaint? Awesome beer.
edwardbass (395) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit of a different stout. Dark brown/black like most. Not so much roasted malt in the aroma for me as very darkly roasted coffee. Taste is malty, coffee with a "sourness" to it that lightens it. One of the more "wandering from the usual path" stouts I’ve tried. Has a much lighter body than usual for a stout. Makes it very drinkable.
markwise (4175) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to burg326 for sharing this one at Berliner Bash. Pours a toxic sludge brown-black with a tan head. Nose is dark malts, roasted malt, some black coffee, some bitterness, and a hint of molasses. Flavor is similar with roast, black coffee, some hoppy bitterness, and slight molasses. A medium bodied, roasty and bitter stout.
tastybeer (1571) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour, tan head. Good retention/lace. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roast, bread. Taste is chocolate, roast, coffee, a bit chalky, pine. Palate is soft, creamy, light bitter finish.
Dented81 (3) - USA - JUN 1, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber bottle. Guinness glass. Nice head and retention, with a decent lacing. Deep dark color. Hop nose with hefty resins. Pine is really all over this. Fades into a woody saw dust taste with a chocolate and slight coffee finish.
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a big, tan head that dissipates into a cap. Had a mild aroma, which included roasted malts and citrus notes. Taste is heavily bitter, what a shocker from FFF, and the roasted malt flavor in the middle. Medium bodied beer which leaves a long grapefruit finish. In a blind taste test, I would think this was a Black IPA.
AirForceHops (2552) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. Bottle. Pitch black pour in my Allagash chalice. Nose is all pine hops witcfaint chocolate hiding underneath. Flavor is all resin hops with a very faint traces of chocolate. How can they call this a stout? It taste like a very piney hoppy Black.IPA. meh
AdamJackson (1986) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours light black. Nice head. Pine cone on the nose. Espresso and grapefruit. This is a black IPA. Not a stout
tdmuel (239) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a dark black with a little bit of red around the edges, and a light mocha head. Lots of toasted malt on the nose, roasted coffee, some light floral hoppy notes coming through and some milk chocolate. More dark coffee comes through on the taste, there’s a nice hop bite to it as well, some nice toasty malt, and hints of chocolate. Well rounded, medium bodied. Quite tasty.