GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL shared on the RBSG bus. Poured clear brown, small sticky lace. Nose is cheesy, herbal, nutty. Black IPA? Taste is very bitter, roasty, heavy bitterness. Long, hoppy finish. Definitely Black IPA.
hopscotch (8465) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours dark brown - practically black - with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The aroma features dark chocolate and deeply roasted malts with hints of molasses and leather. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. Tastes almost like a Danish imperial stout - burnt malt accompanied by tannic, rindy bitterness. Finishes scorched and tongue-numbing. Not very bitter for 100 IBUs. Bottle generously shared by growler!
sherm1016 (1038) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Pinnochio’s. Pours a jet black color with a tan head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, pine, grapefruit. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is bitter, hoppy, piney, a little roasty, but not as much as some Black IPAs, with a roasty, pine finish.
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of cocoa, a bit of roast, pine, and light citrus. Taste of citrus, pine, light tobacco, some cocoa, some sweetness, and a hoppy finish.
mikem409 (1457) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks Kerry. Super hoppy aroma and taste is semi sweet. Pours black with super fast fadding head
illidurit (1999) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on the RBSG 2012 bus. Pours a lot more brown than ’black.’ Bready, light roasty, herbal old hops, clearly getting a little long in the tooth. Bitter finish.