thome50 (1284) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle leftover from a Christmas party. Pours a deep black with tan head. Aroma loads of resinous hops, grass and some slight coffee at the tail end. Taste is there with the hops, even for an almost "past its prime" bottle, but there is a medicinal coffee taste that is hard to overcome. Some fake vanilla and licorice round this out. I loath this style but I have to say this is a nice attempt with the aroma. That said, I find "black IPAs" to be similar to putting a pancake on a cheese plate and throwing some ice cream on the whole thing with some sashimi. All those things are good so why not combine them into a huge mess of crap?!
thepatrickman (781) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. One fantastic Black IPA -- there is an absolute smorgasbord of flavor going on here, with lots of roasted dark malts and a bucket-load of hops. It’s chocolatey and roasted; it’s piney and bitter; it’s a fantastically executed Black IPA.
JohnnyJ (5367) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown color, with a small tan head. Heavy, sweet, roasted malt, grain, pine, bitter, notes of chocolate, and some sugar. Meh ok.
tsd08460 (775) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: citrus, roasty, licorice, chocolate
Appearance: black with a tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter finish
skmikeg (1718) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of pine, citrus, roasted malts, coffee, tropical fruits, and some herbal hop notes. Taste is similar to the aroma. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, moderately bitter, long, lingering finish. Overall, an outstanding black IPA that is very drinkable for over 9 % abv.
Booga (60) - Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid body. Good flavor. Nice hop profile. Solid beer. The high ABV is hidden well.
uhclem (418) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown pour with a nice aroma of citrus and sweet malt. Taste is complex with light and dark notes. Excellent mouthfeel and finish. Alcohol is well-hidden.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready maltsy tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.
Block (2206) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A really nice black IPA. A dark pour, good aroma of malts a hops. Body is balanced and the alcohol is masked exceptionally well. Must more potent than it tastes.
mbgrayson (713) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a full black, with a tan head. Aroma is of hops and malts. Taste is rich and hoppy, with lots of complexity. Long lasting hoppy palate. This is a very nice black IPA. Thumbs up.
MadRobin (2797) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 4 oz. sampler at Pizza Paradiso in Alexandria, VA.
Opaque, very dark brown, with a light tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, citrus, licorice, chocolate and pine.
Taste of roasted malt, orange, licorice, vanilla, chocolate and pine.
Full body and medium/low carbonation.
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