kidmartinek (3303) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is dark barley malt with a tiny bit of alcohol and some hops. Flavor is roasted malt with pulpy citrus. Bitter deep roasted finish. You can tell its a strong one.
Erzengel (1907) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark in the glass, nice floral hop aroma in the nose. The beer starts nicely floral hopped, very fresh, in the background the nicely roasted coffee aroma of the dark body. The mainpart is very smooth, highly drinkable and nicely dark roasted. And over all lays a layer of great floral hops fitting un the picture. The aftertaste is long, roasted with great floral hops above all.
A great Black IPA! I like that one! --> 13/12/13/13
phildorsey (150) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz. blt. pours lightly fizzy with a dark completion. Aroma is roasty, citrus and floral notes. Taste is bitter, somewhat sour with a roasty palate. This is quite the different IPA...its roasty as a porter but as bitter as an IPA, an excellent mix of flavors that really compliment each other.
suprchunk (1952) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost black pour. Ruby highlights. Big, giant, light tan head. Plenty of lacing. Smell is a nutty fruit and malt. Some caramel. Taste is pretty much a hoppier version of the smell. Pretty good. There is a sweetness mixed with nuttiness that isn’t all that good though.
Redtown (4) - - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma of hay, herbs, leaves. Taste is a little harsh up front but better as it warms up. I taste a mostly espresso flavor.
dlovell2 (567) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown almost black with a creamy tan head. Amber tint when held up to light. Roasted coffee and chocolate with citrus aroma. Smooth roasted malt start with coffee and chocolate notes. Smooth malt middle then big bitter citrus hop finish. The 9.2 % alcohol is really hidden. Nice black IPA.
czar (3779) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours clear dark brown-reddish with a creamy frothy beige head, good retention and strong lacing. chocolate, pine, melons, dank dark fruitiness, licorice candies, slightly dusty, powdery cacao, bitter coffee. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, silky, moderate sweetness, assertive grassy-spicy-coffee-piney medium long finish. solid. loved it!
swesson (133) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Parry's. Coal black with a very thin off white head. Aroma is of cocoa. Tastes of chocolate and a bit of licorice and pine. A very good, but very different black IPA. Very syrupy, almost like a carbonated port. Would pair good with anything on a dessert cart.
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SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
drank the morning of january 24th for my brother’s birthday, it’s not guinness but.. . . deep black .. strong head .. . roast, burnt oatmeal, and blackened resin .. . smooth with a medium finish, solid body to this .. . . i don’t think my wife expected to have to ask me more than once to stop snorting baby formula
Davhgbrew (886) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Burnt chocolate malt aroma. Medium bodied, Sips malty sweet up front, with Alcohol. Middle is burnt bitterness that really lashes the tongue. The 9% abv is very well masked by all the powerful flavors. Finish is a balance between hops and malt sweetness. Bitterness lingers. Overall a very bold and powerful black ipa, obviously since it’s a imperial. I am drinking this brew rather fast & cold, it would be interesting to taste it at room temp.