gvmdw7 (171) - California, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
poured black with a creamy chocolate head. Smelled very sweet like vanilla; kind of surprising for an IPA. Very little taste of the dark malts and it wasn’t very hoppy. It was good to drink, but somewhat unlike the others I’ve had.
badhack (175) - San Jose, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black or dark, dark red. Small head with small bubbles that didn’t last. Smells of bread and malt. Fairly thick mouthfeel and tastes of malt, chocolate and citrus/bitter hops. Both alcohol and ibu are muted.
stevencon (272) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks darn! Clear black amber edges. Coffee floral hop aroma slight molassase. Dar roasty and bitter. Medicinal astringent finish. Lots of bitterness.
umich03jm (912) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours almost pitch black with a small head that fades quickly. Aroma is citrus hops, dark chocolate, flowers, licorice, and light roast. Interesting taste, lots of citrus, floral, and spicy hops mixed with light roasted malt. Subtle dark chocolate taste. Fairly strong bitterness. The finish leaves a strong and slightly odd aftertaste. Kinda grassy and minty I guess? Is that the hemp? Overall pretty solid, I just wish the aftertaste was a little better.
dnoaksson (559) - , SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Om Gud visste att prioritera hade hen med myndig stämma, och universum vägande i handen som en liten lekboll, proklamerat: Varde Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA! Ljus i all ära, men för jösse namn, börja med det viktiga, amatör! En byggherre ger inte order om att smälla upp taket först, till exempel. Alla har vi olika glädjekällor i livet, men den ursprungliga - från vilken alla andra har sin upprinnelse - heter Dubhe, och om detta må vi berätta, utan dubier. Ps. Med detta öl som forskningsunderlag går det att konstatera att delad glädje inte är dubbel glädje. Ds.
Stevesie (202) - - MAR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Pours very dark with dark tan head that turns off white. Big time lacing. Bold, hoppy nose. Velvety smooth and does back flips across the tongue. A cluster of flavors in the finish, leaving a strong aftertaste that I’m not crazy about. Overall, a very well executed Imperial Black that is helped along by the 9.2% abv.
gururyan (475) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from another great looking bottle from Uinta into snifter. Super dark as expected with slowly rising, quickly dissipating head. A bit strong on the malt for my taste, but super smooth. Would be great in a situation like portrayed on the label.
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kramer (3880) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a nice frothy brown head that had great retention and left a lot of lacing. The nose is a nice combo of Porter and IPA qualities, with hops winning out a bit in intensity. A little bit of citrusy and resiny qualities, some burnt caramel, chocolate malt, and some nice roastiness. The flavor is pretty well balanced also, but I have to say, I don’t especially care for the mix of hops in here, they just don’t work all that well together with the malt bill. Not especially bitter at all, just a good bit of hoppy flavor. Finishes with more of a malt driven focus, roasty and chocolaty with some light burnt notes. It’s not bad, it’s just a combination of flavors that doesn’t especially turn me on. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a slightly clingy finish. Very surprising that this is 9.2%, the alcohol is not detectable at all.
Cory (79) - , California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is fig and funky hops, clear dark brown, khaki head, delicious, taste is bitter with some savory undertones, light across palate but it leaves some oil behind. Overall great beer that’s not an overly, in your face, hop experience.
pinkie (118) - New York, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Douglas88 for the beautiful bottle from Utah. Pours black with red highlights around the edges. Mocha colored head of creamy foam that fell off to a rocky cap and clinging lace. Nose is understated and a graceful blending of chocolate and piney hops. The fruit was there but not as prominent as it could have been. Chocolate was strong but not bitter on the nose, looks and smells like candy. Spice character is very faint and the malt opens up with the chocolate as it warms and some caramel and sugar. Taste is round and roasted. Hops are bitter but not aggressive. Drinks dry and doesn’t have a lot of aftertaste. Pine needles and a touch of cocoa on the back palate. Finishes with a bitterness that stops just short of harsh. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy but a little unbalanced as the roasted malt left a little sour like coffee that had sat in the pot too long. The alcohol really came through as this warmed and left a little burn going down. It was more carbonated than it looked. This was a vigorous imperial black ipa that really gets your attention.