acearl (343) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown pour with creamy tan head, some lacing, smells of some citrus and roasted barley, medium to heavy body, faint carbonation, milk chocolate with some citrus and a bitterness, well balanced, very big fan
caralkaline87 (433) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours inky black with a quick medium brown head and only faint lacing that lasts. Nose is strong hops, fruit, booze, and a bit of roasted coffee. Flavor is typical BIPA, with lots of bitter hops, some fruit, and a lasting roasty flavor from front to back. Hides alcohol well. Finish is short and crisp. Not as good as Stone’s BIPA, but a decent beer.
darn1207 (1710) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Green’s in Atlanta. Near black pour with thin light tan head and spotty stick. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit and pine hops. Tastes of toffee/caramel, chocolate, coffee, pepper. Dry palate. Very nice.
novels (342) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty solid black IPA, an emerging style gaining lots of attention. Smooth and spicy, this high gravity IPA with an intense malt profile is sure to impress even a tough critic. Nice stuff.
maekchu (1090) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Five Points Bottle Shop (Lumpkin St.) in Athens. Big fat citrus nose. Very dark brown, barely translucent, 1-2 cm rocky brown head. Substantial citrusy initial / mid adds some mild malt backing to the hops / lengthy bitter final. Medium body. This one is all about the hops. Except for the dark color and a slight dark malty note in mid palate, this could be a regular imperial IPA. Very tasty.
JaBier (3729) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at the Uinta tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 2/7/13. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt and chocolate along with citrusy and spicy hops. Malty and roasty flavor with earthy hops and a touch of alcohol in the finish.
Gachupines (630) - USA - MAR 11, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Black with a tan head. Aroma is slight citrus hops with a scent of malted chocolate. Flavor is big hops melded with roasted chocolate malt. Aftertaste of nice robust chocolate. More hops in the finish, but very well balanced. Really quite excellent.
Wife’s rating: 3.75/5
flylikeabanana (158) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours black with a thin but retentive brown head. Aromas of hops and honey. Taste is bold hoppiness with a bit of citrus, chocolate, and anise. Solidly bitter but a well-balance palate.
sodakotakid (159) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours black with a small dk tan head. This beer is piney and has a sweet dark roasted malts taste,other tastes I get are raisins, citrus rinds and a lot of bitterness with a medium spice to it. Lots of tastes in this one!!
EdInSaltLake (224) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grapefruit-like hop aroma, with a little roasted malt and herbal character. Molasses, raisin-y dark caramel and chocolate flavor. In the background: some fruity and spicy hop flavor. Firm bitterness.