SpringsLicker (3169) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a tall, long lasting light tan head.
Aroma of roast malt and faint hops.
The flavor is lots of roast malt flavor that almost hides the hop bitterness.
More stout than IPA.
jsporrer (24) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
On Tap at "The Yard". Was looking for a dark beer to try but I picked the wrong one. Its appearance and aroma are nothing out of the ordinary but I didn’t like the taste at all. It was very carbonated and left my whole mouth tingly. After I swallowed it there was a very bitter and harsh aftertaste left in the back of my mouth and throat. Not something I would try again. It reminded me of DuClaws Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut butter Porter. I got the same harsh aftertaste and carbonation. Not an enjoyable flavor for my liking.
Strykzone (5061) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke that we had together over facebook chat. Is Double Black IPA not a style yet? It should be. The beer is very black. A beige head sits on top and is one finger plus. The aroma is that of an IPA with fruit being dominant and some earth behind that. The flavor is citrus fruit and some yeast. Nothing black is tasted yet (55.4F). At 59F some cocoa finally pops up and it becomes more earthy, too. This is very tasty and the hops are nicely balanced by the malts. Bitterness is very mild. Alcohol is not noted at all. I like this beer. It offers some really nice rich flavors that are fruity.
hayduke (3463) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours a rich dark brown with a creamy tan head and beautiful lacing . Nose is citrus and pine with some light chocolate. Medium body. Some alcohol in the mouthfeel. Flavor is rich and full of lots of nuances. Very much an IPA but with the chocolate moves to the Black variety, And with the booze moves to the Imperial variety. Bitter finish of citrus. The is a very nice beer and drinks quite easily for so much alcohol.
UncleKorm (886) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap poured a deep dark brown w/ a medium foamy beige head and thick lacing. Big sweet boozy hop aromas. Initial flavor is bold sweet w/ a bold bitter finish of long duration. Tastes are big piney hops, dark breads, rye and dark chocolate. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel and a warm finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Evolutionary (298) - Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at na mellow mushroom. Black pour with thin froth head. Smokey hop nose and smooth bite. The alcohol is hidden in there well and the hop is nearly perfectly balanced. Well played. Aftertaste is pleasant.
shanshock (1) - - NOV 23, 2014 does not count
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Love Uinta.....except this one. Aroma....Bud Light used as bongwater.
Appearance spot on, it was black.
Taste....week old waffle house coffee. burnt. with a blunt roach floating in it.
Palate.....amazed mine is still intact
Overall.....very disappointing, Uinta is one of my top fav brewers..but this one should have been thrown out with the seeds and stems.
sawbuck (362) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma of molasses, roasted malt, and fresh piney hops. Nice ebony color with a frothy tan head. Sweet roasty malt up front. Bitter chocolate and toffee hidden in there as well. Bitterness from hops is evident quickly. It quickly overwhelms the sweet taste. Mouth feel is slightly dry, with minimal alcohol burn. Surprisingly, the sweet chocolate malt reappears in the finish, with another washing of harsh bitterness from the hops. This roller-coaster effect works however and is quite pleasing.
ajnepple (2509) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4-pack of 12 oz bottles from Biggie Wine & Liquor. Deep, dark brown appearance with a lasting tan head and sticky lacing. Aroma of bitter chocolate, roasted malts, resinous hops, pine, licorice, bread and citrus fruits. Similar flavor, medium bitterness balanced by mild to medium sweetness. Medium body with a smooth, creamy feel.
Prufrockstar (1128) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle thanks to Wittales. Pours near black with dense, creamy khaki head. Aroma: herbal and earthy hops backed up by dark chocolate, roast, and even a bit of anise. Taste: big earthy bitter bite with light caramel sweetness beneath; chocolate and anise still present. Palate: full- body, oily texture, average carbonation. Overall: darned tasty black (double) IPA.
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Dust Bowl -
So far St. Patrick’s Day, Dust Bowl has a 5-panel dark beer thing going on, serving up the inhouse-stout on nitro plus a few others and 2 guest taps (one of which was this beer, and the other was Abyss).
This was the best beer of the 5-panel sampler, and one that was great enough to warrant another pint. The aroma belies the appearance of the beer, which is pretty typical for a black IPA. Ooozing hops in the aroma like something made in San Diego, this one is a treat for hop lovers. Strong hop character of pine and bitter orange zest with just a zip of baker’s chocolate. Full of complexity in the flavor dept., with flavors zig-zagging everywhere from chocolate and coffee, to zesty hops and light tropical flavors. Top 5 American Black Ales/Black IPA’s that I’ve had the pleasure to consume. Some consider this a bastardization of two classic styles....I call it "give me another"