sturmthis (1114) - Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a black color with thick beige head. Coffee aroma. Tastes of coffee and ends bitter with hops. Interesting and solid beer.
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful pour. Black with a frothy head. Aroma is of roasted malt. It’s taste is a little too dry for me. Not much sweetness but the hops come through at the end.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma is good general roast and bakers chocolate. appearance is opaque with filthy head of good size but less retention and some lacing. flavor is excellent balance of roast softness with some java notes and plenty of unsweetened cocoa - up against bracing bitterness with buried citrus and hint of pine. this is not an IPA nor black IPA (nor does that style even exist, arguably), this is simply a well structured and fun porter.
bpar73 (954) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour with a small tan head. Dark malt, hops, roasted coffee and chocolate in the aroma and taste. Almost as much of a hoppy porter/stout than an black IPA. Very good beer.
bookman10 (953) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black with minimal head. Nice bouquet of citrus hops and dark roasted grain. Flavor had touches of coffee, chocolate, licorice, and citrus from the hops and almost a hint of what I thought was mint, but must have been the lavender. Nice black IPA.
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
perfect example of why i dont like this style. just doesnt work together, almst tastes like a decent ipa, then almost like a decent porter, then just falls flat and makes you not even want another sip. astringent, hot, roasty, yuck.
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: pours dark, black with a tan head. Dusty grainy aroma, and some slight bitterness. Well balanced and delicious.
Scipio (831) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with with a full, creamy, reddish tan head. It looks great. Aroma has roasted malts, pine, coffee, mild chocolate, and subtle grapefruit. The taste is heavy in pine that is balanced well with a roasted coffee taste. There is some smokiness in here, while I also find some light citrus undertones of grapefruit. Long roasted aftertaste. Medium in body, while having a more thick texture, with a good amount of carbonation. This is a solid beer, especially if you enjoy this style.
Daytonbeer (726) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with tan head and nice lacing. Aroma of licorice and pepper. Taste is chocolate, toffee, coffee, and spicy. Nice BIPA.