miyauchi38 (1094) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Buukwurm (42) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeasty, doughy aroma with subtle earthiness. Deep brown, almost black in appearance. Medium amount of bitterness. Not as sweet as Stone’s Sublimely Self-righteous Black IPA (my reference). Medium body. Finish is bitter and long-lasting. This beer really shines if allowed to warm moderately before drinking
RevBFG (76) - - SEP 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours deep, dark brown. Aroma of chocolate and biscuits. Tastes of resin and cocoa with a long bitter finish. Delicious.
barroso2501 (66) - Brasilia, BRAZIL - SEP 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Escura, com espuma persistente. Malte evidente e amargor marcante e persistente. Encorpada, alcool evidente, mas equilibrada. Recomendo
Hopmaestro (1203) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog from lost & found notes: Aroma of roasted malts with a tropical cloak of exotic fruits. Taste is fruity and roasted, smooth hay and grass, slight chocolate notes. Leads into a lemon zesty finish with a pleasant bitterness. Very nice presentation of this style, not many out there who can really do it.
kevinsenn (1952) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Charles Street Liquors. Rich biscuity roasty chocolate aroma with some licorice hints. Taste of licorice, c-hops, roasty coffee. Big thick body. Nice.
ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really good black IPA. Roasty with a potent dose of citrus and pine hops. Wonderful balance.
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours black with a medium khaki-colored head, and the aroma blends resinous hops, roasted coffee beans, and pine needles. The taste is mildly bitter which comes from both the malt roast as well as the hops; there is also a slight amount of umami that helps balances the roasted malt flavors with the bitter American hops. The palate fuses a soft carbonation, medium-light body, and an oily texture, which does a good job of hiding this beer’s high ABV.
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Marlow’s Tavern, I Drive, Orlando. Wow! Huge aroma of ripe rich fruit and piney hops. Thick and black, but still way too drinkable for 9.2%. Woody notes on the tongue, hops by the bucketload, but with rich chocolate flavours picked out easily aswell. $8 a bottle in a smart bar & worth every cent. Loved it!
BeerRenter76 (721) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into glass gives a large coffee with cream colored head. the head is a bit rocky with good retention. Leaves heavy lacing. Beer is almost pure black, with hints of brown and red in the light.Smells of citrusy hops (mostly orange and grapefruit), some more earthy/floral hops, caramel, roasted malts, and chocolate.Taste starts with citrusy and floral hops along with roasty malts, the roasty malts quickly overpower the hops then comes a strong chocolate taste (more than smell) along with a bit of hemp seed in the finish. Has a crisp, but very roasted finish. Has a medium body with a bit of a buttery/creamy feel, low carbonation. Black IPA’s arent my favorite, but this one is a very good beer.