ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tumbler pint glass.
A: Pours a not-quite-black dark burgundy color. The head is a two finger light tan color with great texture and nice retention. A lot of thin, filmy lace is left on the glass, having that ’could almost pass for a black metal band’s logo’ vibe to it.
S: Surprisingly citrusy - I was expecting more of a floral/pine hop quality, but I really can’t complain here. A decent amount of papaya, mango, and apricots form the main aspects of the aroma, with just a backing hint of roasted malt and chocolate. I also sense a little bit of marijuana, too.
T: Again, I really like how citrusy this is, but the black ale qualities are subtle, at best. An opening salvo of mango and papaya give way to a finish of light roast and hemp. The darker malts only serve to smooth out the hop profile without creating a clashing sensation problematic of a lot of black ales. Smoothly balanced with minimal to moderate bitterness and a building roasted aftertaste. Nothing hyper complex, but son of a bitch, this just works.
M: Silky smooth to start, before the hops create a coarseness after the midtaste. Hop oils build a resinous texture on the tongue without destroying the palate. Not easy to drink, due to the thicker body, but the finishing dryness and moderate carbonation makes this easy to sip.
O: I love DIPAs and I love stouts, but hybridize the two into a black ale and the results can be questionable at times (see: Stone SSR). This, on the other hand, is an example of the style done right. VERY well priced for what it is, and highly recommended. Even at three months old, this is damn good stuff.
Cool_Bond (1243) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent fruity aroma. The taste is lightly hopped but mostly bitter with small hints of dark chocolate. Nice bitterness that fills the mouth a long time. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
Icedz (1) - Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall a very good beer. I’m not a fan of the mouth feel but flavor and aroma is great. Also a high gravity Beer. Another good release by Uinta.
EricTeusink (678) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Freshness uncertain. Pours black with small head. No hop character to balance roasted malts. Over carbonated.
Tide (1676) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Boulder Liquor Mart. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with hops, coffee, licorice, roasted malts and citrus. Bitter finish with citrus, hops and roasted malts. Excellent black IPA.
AndyW68 (1032) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black brown pour with tan head.Aroma is roasted malt, pine and resin. Taste follows nose. Good stuff.
Fritz123 (931) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Funky Buddha Lounge in Boca Raton, FL. Snifter. Pours very dark with a small off-white head. Decent lacing. Powerful roasted aroma with dankness, pine, weed, and soy. Taste is also bold with serious roasted malts, pine, pine resin, weed, and a dank finish. Medium body, slight bitter and roasty finish. Serious good black IPA.
Imaena (1799) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This is a ripper of a black IPA with lots of great roasting to go around.
Busick (364) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A very good black IPA! Really enjoyed the various malts and the enormous amounts of hops!
gkeh (185) - Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark cola pour. Nice off-white head. Aroma is big citrus hops, balanced with light chocolate and sweet licorice. The taste follows the nose splendidly. Thick creamy mouthfeel, good beer.
50belair (2169) - Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Dixie. Dark brown/black pour with a tan head. Grapefruit hop aromas. Big grapefruit/citrus/pine hop notes. Good balance. Good mouthfeel and body.