TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very dark ruby brown with a fine khaki head that recedes quickly. Hops contribute citrus and grapefruit to the aroma while the unique malt bill gives off chocolate, toffee, and breadcrust. The roasted malt flavors blend well with the bitterness from NW hops; chocolate, light roast, burnt bread, piney. The roasty tanins and bitter hop profile lend a very dry, tannic finish.
A well done black IPA. It’s rich and complex, but at 9.2% it’s not something to drink more than one of.
PorterPounder (6972) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 12 oz bottle. Dark brown leading to black pour, eggshell white head with nice sticky lacing. chocolate in the aroma with some eggnog notes. Chewy flavor with some cocoa, a bit of grapefruit bitterness, a hint of licorice and some molasses in the back end. Sticky mouthfeel. Interesting brew.
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks like a porter/stout, smells like an IPA, first tastes like an IPA, then finishes like a porter/stout. Loved it!
peter8365 (11) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice rounded taste of roasted chocolate and coffeebeans. Highly recommended
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Maverick34 (2870) - New York, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Super dark. White head. Pine and slight malt aroma. Light chocolates and pine resin taste. Excellent.
jhgrantjr (462) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle, very dark and nice. Immediate coffee aroma, hops, slight citrus, malts. Has a smooth taste.
bconch (336) - - NOV 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour with nose of sweetness. Taste is roasted malts with a big hop finish. Alcohol presence is strong.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a nice and dark pour that didnt let any light through. Nice smell of light hemp and wood. Taste was hoppy with a good amount of dry hop flavor. Enjoyable but defiantly a sipper.
efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Being generally new to IPAs, more specifically BLACK IPAs, I suppose my palate isn’t as refined as others reviewing this. Very good qualities of an Imperial, with the hoppiness of an IPA. Interesting brew and interesting brew from Utah, of all places...
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing brew! Dark a little hoppy, coffee galor, everyone wins, try this beer today! Yum!