Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh from Chicago trip. Pours black with generous foam,Roasty aroma. The hemp lends it a little "roap" and dryness, otherwise a black ipa all the way, just a higher abv route getting there.
unclemattie (4183) - Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler @ Cumming Growler Shop. Black \ dark brown pour. Thick, dark tan head. Aroma of lemon zest, grapefruit, and pine hops. All on top of a roasted barley, toasted grain backbone. Very nice nose. Very creamy texture, heavy bodied. Sharp hop, wooded flavor. Some earthy tones. A good amount of burnt grain flavor, soft coffee notes. Tastes like burnt toast. Very nice hop balances out the alcohol burn in the end. Very enjoyable. Lingering hop bitterness left behind on the palate. Imperial Black IPA for sure. (3348)
Foxbush (1268) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This an IPA from The Caboose in Ashland. The ale poured a deep black with a nice tan head. The head dissapated with lacing down the glass. Citrus aroma was evident on the nose and to taste. This ale is more complex than most IPAs. The roasted malt adds much to overall enjoyment. The high alcohol is deceptive for 9.2%. The carbonation was average and finish had a nice bitterness in the upper mouth.
Wittales (635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was clearish root beer black with a creamy diminishing off white 1 finger head, no lacing. Aromas where sweet chocolately coco puffs cereal, touches of caramel, spices, toast roasted malts. Hops are mild citrus and spice. Taste was chocolate roasty caramel ,dark fruit of cherry. Grassy piney herbal earthy spicy mild hops just to balance the malts. Palate was smooth yet light carbonation and medium body with an average slick length finish. Balanced Black IPA...
joet (2172) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very sweet soft and malt with caramel and cereal , some hop aromas but nothing dank. Barley wine like.
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boxofrane (2108) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at capones. Pours dark with a small tan head and a little lacing on the sides of the glass. Aroma is full of citrus and chocolate malt. Taste is very bitter with a dry finish. This is a killer black ipa.
mackus2 (156) - Edison, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark coca cola color. Full body and flavor, roasty caramel and dark candied fruit, balanced with earthy flowery hop bite. I really like this one. And at 9.2% abv, it is surprisingly smooth and not at all overpowering.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: April 21, 2012
Source: Brawley’s, Charlotte NC
Appearance: black, big tan head, scattered lace
Aroma: roasted malt aroma with lots of citrus
Flavor: roasted malt flavor, bitter dark chocolate, lots of citrus hops. just a touch of pale malt sweetness, medium hop bitterness melds with the dark malts, long bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
scooter520 (185) - - MAY 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, dated 4/16/12. Appearance: beautiful ruby dark brown with tight but frothy off white head quickly dissipating. Aroma: fruity hop bomb up front, really pineapple comes thru strongest with bits of pine, molasses, licorice. Taste: nice floral hops at start with roasted malts and hop bitterness coming thru in the middle then ending with licorice and some coffee and sort of peppery bitterness lingering. Mouthfeel: medium slick body with light to medium carbonation. Overall: very impressed with this beer. Very well balanced between roasted malt and floral/citrusy/bitter hop. Hides the alcohol very well.
bytemesis (3151) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 Bottle. Pours clear, nearly black with a small tan head that dissipates fairly quickly with some lacing. Grapefruit aroma, with a bit of anise and roasted malt. Flavor is slightly maltier than nose, with roasted, chocolate flavors, but dominated by citrus. Bitter finish. Rather full and creamy mouth.