BucannonXC5 (1163) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Nov. 7, 2012 (purchased at World Market in La Mesa (San Diego, Calif.) for $9.99 for a 4-pack on Nov. 7, 2012). Light black (if that is a color) with two fingers of tan head. Great circular tan retention on the side and above average on the top.
Smelled toffee, caramel and dark chocolate malts up front, giving way to a hop finish. Couldn’t put my finger on the type of hops, though. Seemed pretty a heavy beer overall.
Tasted similar to the smell. Got toffee and coffee malts up front, followed by a hoppy finish. Bitter coffee beans in there, albeit light. Very good overall.
Medium-to-full body. Creamy texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Bitter finish.
Really good Black IPA. Not too many negatives at all. Glad I have four of these. Uinta is just so good…
Tessic (983) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This IPA poured a deep Amber colour with a rocky brown head. Scents include roasted malts and grass. First swig was quite hoppy with lots of delicious burnt flavours. Finish was bitter with delicious coffee and cocoa flavours lingering.
mfhennig (178) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour an almost black with a minimal brown head. Malt and chocolate aroma. Easy drinking imperial ipa. My first beer from this brewery, very nice.
miyauchi38 (977) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Buukwurm (22) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeasty, doughy aroma with subtle earthiness. Deep brown, almost black in appearance. Medium amount of bitterness. Not as sweet as Stone’s Sublimely Self-righteous Black IPA (my reference). Medium body. Finish is bitter and long-lasting. This beer really shines if allowed to warm moderately before drinking
RevBFG (72) - - SEP 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours deep, dark brown. Aroma of chocolate and biscuits. Tastes of resin and cocoa with a long bitter finish. Delicious.
barroso2501 (37) - Brasilia, BRAZIL - SEP 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Escura, com espuma persistente. Malte evidente e amargor marcante e persistente. Encorpada, alcool evidente, mas equilibrada. Recomendo
Hopmaestro (846) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog from lost & found notes: Aroma of roasted malts with a tropical cloak of exotic fruits. Taste is fruity and roasted, smooth hay and grass, slight chocolate notes. Leads into a lemon zesty finish with a pleasant bitterness. Very nice presentation of this style, not many out there who can really do it.
kevinsenn (1595) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Charles Street Liquors. Rich biscuity roasty chocolate aroma with some licorice hints. Taste of licorice, c-hops, roasty coffee. Big thick body. Nice.
ads135 (3690) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really good black IPA. Roasty with a potent dose of citrus and pine hops. Wonderful balance.
EtTuCthulhu (1386) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours black with a medium khaki-colored head, and the aroma blends resinous hops, roasted coffee beans, and pine needles. The taste is mildly bitter which comes from both the malt roast as well as the hops; there is also a slight amount of umami that helps balances the roasted malt flavors with the bitter American hops. The palate fuses a soft carbonation, medium-light body, and an oily texture, which does a good job of hiding this beer’s high ABV.