warhawk91 (143) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10 oz. draft at the Malted Barley in Westerly, RI. Murky black pour with a thin off-white head but good lacing. Smell is dark roast and tons of pine and hops. Some grapefruit and citrus notes. Also some booze hits the nose. Flavor is dark roast with hints of bakers chocolate surrounded by a big hop blast. The pine and citrus come through a bit, and the middle to end is a pleasant hop bomb with a bit if the sweetness of the malt lingering between sips. Pretty good.
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thicksuds (373) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
solid black IPA, tastes crisp and clean, nice hop flavor, balanced well with the black malty flavor, could be a little stronger, not sure about the imperial tag, but definitely worth trying. I guess I was expecting more based on the high rating.
Chipper (302) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark pour with a big tan head. Aroma is malty, sweet, a little bitter, and nutty. Flavor is huge, starting sweet and malty, finishing nice and dry and bitter. very big and very good.
beechner224 (215) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the bottle. Color was black with a tan to off-white head. Aroma was malt forward with chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee. Flavor was malty sweet up front, then some bitterness hits you, then it fades away to the roasty malt. Overall a tasty black IPA.
574deadzone (759) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very black with ruby highlights and a thick khaki head that leaves some hanging, sticky lace. Nose is malt forward and involves plenty of dark chocolate, roasted malt and coffee, toast, some leather, some underlying mango, a dash of pine, milk chocolate, and some nuttiness. Pretty sweet flavor-wise, but also quite bitter. Fuller bodied, creamy, oily, viscous, toasty, with a roasted bitter finish. A tasty brew, not as hop forward maybe as I was hoping and perhaps a little sweet, but still quite well put together.
mrhoppy (1181) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
this just tastes and smells so good I am blown away. More like a black Barleywine than an IPA. Big big grain flavor. Rich and creamy, toasty, bitter and a touch of sweetness. Killer beer. Bitter coffee finish.
tderoeck (3586) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2013 6/VIII/13 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: X/12/13 (2013-696) Thanks to Jerome for the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, big irregular creamy beige head, very stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: lots of citrus fruits, grape fruit, some passion fruit, ripe pineapple, some coffee, little chemical, dusty, pine tree and resin. MF: soft carbon, medium body, creamy texture. Taste: sweet malty base, honey, some caramel, almost sugary, then very fruity hops, with a gentle bitterness, piny and resinous hop flavours. Aftertaste: caramel, bit sweet, honey, some soft mocha, fruity hops, bit resinous. Lovely beer! One of the highlights of my summer!
mtdewa1 (183) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice black pour khaki head. Aroma of citrus hops and grapefruit. Taste of licorice soaked in hops. Very smooth all the way through. Very good for a black ipa, one of the best.
mcclainc50 (121) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brown almost black color with a tan head leaving medium lacing. Aroma of hops dipped in hops that was boiled in hops. Taste is very hoppy with notes of tobacco, licorrice and a touch of chocolate with a bitnof alcohol at the back end. Flavor sticks around for a bit as well. Excellent black IPA, plays a little more towards the IPA than the black, not a lot of malt flavor but its there, barely.
vipinvelp (1611) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poors black beer with light brown lacing foam head. Aroma is hop, nothing else. Taste is again mainly bitter hops, but some notes of coffee, licorice. Aftertaste is long lasting and of course bitter. Interesting beer. (Salt Lake City 201308)