Listigovers (288) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was one of the best black IPA’s I’ve ever tasted. Thick and rich, sparkling palate, woody/piney notes. Strong alcohol is completely covered up by an even stronger taste!
EyeAmBaldman (89) - 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 (1091) - 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 (4) - - 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 (3213) - 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 (1707) - 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 (1926) - 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.
Redtown (4) - - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma of hay, herbs, leaves. Taste is a little harsh up front but better as it warms up. I taste a mostly espresso flavor.
dlovell2 (536) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown almost black with a creamy tan head. Amber tint when held up to light. Roasted coffee and chocolate with citrus aroma. Smooth roasted malt start with coffee and chocolate notes. Smooth malt middle then big bitter citrus hop finish. The 9.2 % alcohol is really hidden. Nice black IPA.
czar (3677) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours clear dark brown-reddish with a creamy frothy beige head, good retention and strong lacing. chocolate, pine, melons, dank dark fruitiness, licorice candies, slightly dusty, powdery cacao, bitter coffee. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, silky, moderate sweetness, assertive grassy-spicy-coffee-piney medium long finish. solid. loved it!