Tmoney99 (9949) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Poured black color with medium frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Aroma is very complex with roasted chocolate, licorice and citrus hop. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark chocolate bittersweet flavor and moderate to heavy complex dark bittersweet finish of Moderate to long duration. Solid complex beer.
brokensail (9806) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of GT. Thanks! Black pour with a khaki head. Herbal and piney hop aromas along with plenty of roasted malt, licorice, and dark chocolate. Some burnt sugar, caramel, and a hint of smoke. Bitter and hoppy flavor. Tons of pine and woody herbs. Roasted malt, char, licorice, and burnt sugar. Dark chocolate and some coffee, light malt sweetness.
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark brown pour, brown head. Flavor is sweet but with plenty of dry and hoppy notes on the finish. A nice mix of chocolate notes, licorice and then the dry finish. Enjoyable brew.
Sammy (8017) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black and lacy. Hops and roast, chocolate, a little boozy in the finish.
Thanks for sharing, Liam.
BMan1113VR (7769) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a black hued body and a lasting tan head. Aromas are roasty, nutty, medium fruity notes (hop and esters to a lesser extent). Flavors show some noticeable alcohol, fruity, boozy, spicy and dry. Medium roast with a high hop flavor and bitterness. Medium bodied and warming.
GT2 (7689) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Churchkey. Pours a muddy to opaque black with larger latte foam. Webby, dense lacing. Nose is interesting- caraway, fennel, rye bread, pumpernickel, heavy rustic grain notes, coffee, anise, pine. Almost Black IPA in nose but just a little off. Taste is similar- very bready, heavy crust, roast, caraway seed, pumpernickel. Palate is a bit harsh, some chemicals and sharper lemon tea.
Dogbrick (7054) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Beer Savant for sharing a bottle during his 50th birthday bash. Pours jet black with a medium thick foamy tan head that dissipates slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of earthy malt, chocolate and resiny hops. The finish is roasty with a coffee and chocolate aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
Ibrew2or3 (6436) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big bottle (22oz?) pours with a very dark body supporting a near creamy looking mocha colored head of foam. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, some burnt malts, earthy lightly lime like citrus hops and a touch of spicy black strap molasses. The taste is rich and near creamy with a velvety mouth feel delivering up dark roasted malts, rich pine hops and then thin layers of earthy lime peel. This is solid where I’m getting a terrific balance of malts, dark roasted malts and rich bitter hops. Lovely Black IPA.
crossovert (6081) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Blackish pour. Flavor of roast, some chocolate, typical FFF hops. A very normal yet satisfying black ipa/hoppy stout.
marcus (5848) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by John. Pours dark brown with an attractive tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a chewy dark molasses and chocolate flavor with a serious hop profile.