cbfobes (2087) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at RIBCO, pours a very dark brown almost black but the light certainly was showing through, the aroma had a nice fresh hop touch with quite a bit of roast too, but the flavor was of more roast and chocolate than hops, was kind of deceiving, really like the black ipas to have that fresh hop kick and this is more chocolate and roast.
TATE (255) - Lubec, Maine, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. This is not my favorite style, thus the lower rating. Its black with intense hop flavor. The balance seemed to be more towards the bitterness and I found this less malty than other Black IPAs.
JHeath99 (408) - - DEC 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours dark opaque brown with a thick layer of tan head. Aroma of hops and bready malts. Taste seems really opposite of the aroma, with caramel and a strong alcohol burn.
fiercepanda (429) - Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark beer with a red hue and a frothy tan head. The aroma is roasted grain, citrus, and floral. The flavor is similar, but with a strong alcohol and burnt caramel taste.
downender (5815) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wines, Sterling VA. Dark brown with a decent, off-white head. Big, citrus notes, green herbs, dark fruits, plain chocolate and a big, dryish finish. Excellent.
Stephen_S (20) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I usually like black IPAs. I’m on the fence about this one. I poured straight from the bottle, little aroma and little head. Upon taste I get a balance of alcohol, steel, malt, hops. I like the tasting because I can pick out individual flavors, but I hate it for that reason also.. overall I give it a "meh, I have had better".
MikeJslc (671) - USA - DEC 12, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black with ruby highlights, tan head. Aroma: bready malt, baker’s chocolate, light roast, cola, piney-resiny hops. Thick mouthfeel with flavor of dark bread crusts, touch of toffee, bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, piney hops with a little citrus, an earthy, slightly peppery spice note, finishes with a nice lingering resiny bitterness. Very good.
CaraCurtis (113) - Nevada, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark with a nice creamy looking head that diminishes, somewhat similar to a stout in appearance, but has some distinctions. The aroma spills out some hops, earthiness, roasted malt, and citrus. The taste has some licorice, hoppy, malty, chocolate. The ABV is hardly noticeable. This is a very well balance and delicious black IPA.
KennyGalanif (42) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very deep rich red color, almost black. A decent one to two fingers of head, that has a caramel color. Lots of bubbles. Aroma has a lot of hop! And you have to look hard for the malts. Which I don't mind. Tastes of roasted malts, dark fruits, and strong hops. Overall, it reminds me more of a double IPA. But this is a great beer for hop heads!
Eberndt (125) - - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful black color when poured. Creamy mouth feel and nice roasted aroma. Abv is masked well.