ej (703) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Close to black with a creamy tanned head. Liquorice and pine on the nose. Roasty flavour with a bitter finish. Hints of liquorice and leather.
marcus (6498) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Trappist. Pours near black with a transient tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a hearty dark molasses, tobacco and chocolate flavor with a dry finish.
MrChopin (3280) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy sepia, thin small bubbled cream. Too heavily carbonated for black IPA, hoppy and spritzy with low roast. Flavor shows light brownie, very green and earthy through improving mid, lots of roast, gets cola-esque in finish.
solidfunk (4008) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent black IPA. Pours black with good head and lacing. Some roast malt, some hops. More on the malty side than hoppy. Soft carbonation. On tap in impromptu sampler served up by Chris at Ebenezer Kezar’s.
GT2 (8434) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL from El Cerrito. $17 or so- ouch. Pours a muddy near black, brown highlights. Massive tan foam, overcarbonated. Ice cream scoop retention. Huge lacing. Nose is pine, roast, savory steak, mild olive- on target Black IPA. Taste is fruity, roast, pine, mild sugar and soap. Palate is a tad too dusty and soapy, not enough density given the high effervescence. Slightly too aerated. Citric acid bite. Still, crazy on target for American Black IPA from Bruno.
dinkle50 (972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a single finger head. Lots of carbonation. Limited aroma. Long lingering bitterness. A little roast. Overall a very clean Black IPA.
DedicatedToFun (2543) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome black IPA on tap at Mikkeller bar in SF, really enjoyed this as well, kick ass black ipa
nimbleprop (4873) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
4oz sample at Max’s Hop Fest 2013. Pours a hazy, mahogany amber with some creamy, white head. Nose of sweet tarts, soap, pine, medicinal. Flavor is very astringent, very soapy, pine. Full, soapy finish.
Iphonephan (3260) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Churchkey DC. Pours black with a massive tan head that slowly recedes leaving lots of lacing. Somewhat sour nose. Flavors of cocoa, tobacco, and grass. Bitter finish.
AntonioBirra (10) - - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black in colour, almost black foam. A bit hoppy but a lot of licorice and a nice sweetness makes this ber quite well balanced though the high alcohol level