badwhale (384) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass pint widemouth. Pours a dark, but clear rootbeer brown, with a sparse tan head. Great malty flavors up front, with a nice piney citrus hop finish. Deceivingly strong.
vyvvy (4394) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice black IIPA. Pours very dark with a tan head. The aroma has roasty cocoa maltiness, dark caramel, grapefruit,, pine and a bit of dank and tropical hops. It has a medium / full body with some bite to it and light frothy carbonation. The flavor begins with grapefruit, earthy / woody hops, spice, roasty malt with some cocoa notes and a bit of nectar fruit. The finish is very bitter and hoppy. Really great example of the style. Tastes like what it says and not just like a hoppy stout.
aumentm (183) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very dark beer that is good on cold nights. Has a distinct roasted taste. Good aroma and a creamy head. Nice palate with great overall taste. Very impressive
GranvilleTim (1730) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and fruity hops. Taste is a nice roasted malt base shadowed by the hops. One of the better black ipas I have had. Alc. well hidden. Nice lacing.
AndySnow (4301) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a thick beige head.
Aroma: Citrus, herbal, malt, some chocolate.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Liquorice, grapefruit, some fruit, alcohol, caramel.
astanford (13) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bread, hay, roasty, grass, spruce, herbs, dough, barnyard, basement aromas, earthy, black, cloudy, frothy, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, sticky, lively, bitter,
BadAprilia1000 (310) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with a small head. Aroma of citrus, pine, powdered cocoa, caramel, chocolate malt, anise. Tastes of citrus, pine, chocolate, caramel, espresso, milk chocolate. Very light bodied beer for a 9.2% Imperial Black IPA. Very good beer, and very drinkable......
TattooJack (191) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the bottle of the 4-pack into the pint glass. This is a mind and taste bud confusing beer, It looks like a Guinness but has the taste of a mighty fine Double IPA with a touch more malt. I would call this a hybrid strong IPA stout, I hope the hemp doesn’t cause me to fail my next drug test, but if it does I’ll just sit home all day and drink this.
edwardbass (589) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown color with a pinkie-finger tan head. Aroma is a bready and a tad astringent. The taste is mildly sweet with a slight tang similar to tropical fruit, then fairly in-your-face citrus and rind hops. The palate is a bit juicy and thick, heavier than most black IPAs. Not my favorite black IPA, but very good.
andrewturba (1125) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a fairly clear very dark brown with reddish tinge and a thin lasting tan head. Aroma is citrus, pine, chocolate, roasted malts, light licorice, and some coffee notes. Flavour is chocolate, roasted malts, light licorice, citrus, resin, light burnt notes, medium bitterness that lingers a little(which is helped by some dark malt bitterness), mild burnt notes, a fairly dry finish but also some alcohol(more as it warms up) that has some bite and lingers little. Very nice beer!
Hangover (1079) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with a thin and creamy tan head. Aroma is citrus, licorice and coffee. Flavor is has roasted coffee up front, loads of citrus hops in the middle and a good amount of bitterness on the back end, with lingering roast/burnt notes. Huge body, aggressive hop profile. The flavors are all over the place but are very complex and interesting. The beer gives me hope for this style of beer, which most people seem to interpret as adding chocolate malts to an existing IPA and calling it a day. Excellent.