Hanuta06 (257) - Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles.
Aroma: moderately malty/grainy.
Appearance: small, frothy, light brown, initial head that quickly dissipated. Dark brown, cola-like body.
Taste: lightly sweet, pumpernickel-like initial flavor with lightly bitter , toasted finish and long duration.
Palate: medium-to-full bodied with dry texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: outstanding. Complex flavor that is not overly bitter. I look forward to drinking this beer again.
TomTron (348) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee black pour with a decent tan head. Heavy hop aroma and some roasted malts as well. Pretty well balanced BIPA. Lots of roasted malts and some earthy hops in the flavor. Pretty drinkable, and I haven’t come across too many BIPA’s that I can say that about.
wisdomsolo (264) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice. Strong piney, resiny, hoppy aroma with a flavor that backs it up! Really really nice.
deyholla (5917) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled a the 2014 Untapped festival in Fort Worth. Pours a dark brown near clear with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a pine and dark grain combination with a bit of mustiness backing. Flavor has some pine and dark grain combination with a bit of must and dryness towards the finish.
EyeAmBaldman (93) - Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark mahogany with a thick tan head. Aroma is of hops and grapefruit. Bitter on the tongue and after it’s out of your mouth it’s got a monster kick. Not bad at all.
Finhead (1092) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly black pour with some reddish highlights and a tan head. The aroma has chocolate, bread, and mild black licorice. It has a medium body with silky smooth texture and average carbonation. The taste is mildly roasted and bitter with some alcohol warmth and a dry finish.
Schlaubee (6) - - MAR 9, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love a good black IPA! This is no exception. The smell upon opening the bottle was divine. First taste was a good one, but felt pouring it into the glass and letting it warm up and breathe a little would make it even better. I was not wrong - worth the extra wait!
kidmartinek (3220) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is dark barley malt with a tiny bit of alcohol and some hops. Flavor is roasted malt with pulpy citrus. Bitter deep roasted finish. You can tell its a strong one.
Erzengel (1738) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark in the glass, nice floral hop aroma in the nose. The beer starts nicely floral hopped, very fresh, in the background the nicely roasted coffee aroma of the dark body. The mainpart is very smooth, highly drinkable and nicely dark roasted. And over all lays a layer of great floral hops fitting un the picture. The aftertaste is long, roasted with great floral hops above all.
A great Black IPA! I like that one! --> 13/12/13/13
phildorsey (148) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz. blt. pours lightly fizzy with a dark completion. Aroma is roasty, citrus and floral notes. Taste is bitter, somewhat sour with a roasty palate. This is quite the different IPA...its roasty as a porter but as bitter as an IPA, an excellent mix of flavors that really compliment each other.
suprchunk (1929) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost black pour. Ruby highlights. Big, giant, light tan head. Plenty of lacing. Smell is a nutty fruit and malt. Some caramel. Taste is pretty much a hoppier version of the smell. Pretty good. There is a sweetness mixed with nuttiness that isn’t all that good though.