mattern33 (106) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma malty/chocolaty. DARK appearance; darkest IPA ive seen. Smooth for such a dark IPA with good taste. Very high ABV!! Worth trying.
Steve40 (1) - - OCT 17, 2016 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My personal favorite so far, truly everything you could ask for in a beer. Extreme yet perfectly balanced complexity. Pours deep dark brown, almost but not quite black. Minimal creamy tan head. Aroma is pine and coffee. Starts bitter, piney hops. Finishes dry and malty, a little chocolate but mostly coffee, and just the right alcohol bite. Outstanding combination, outstanding beer!!! Probably the best thing about living in Salt Lake City is I can buy these for $2.15 a bottle at the liquor store any day of the week, except Sunday (after all it is Utah, ya know??). To the rest of the beer drinking world, if you get a chance, try it. You won’t be disappointed.
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thepatrickman (907) - 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 (5419) - 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 (841) - 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 (1787) - 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 (83) - 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 (421) - 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 (2324) - 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 (726) - 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.