TampaBeer (246) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice, very flavorful. Sweet and creamy mouthfeel. Fairly well balanced, a hint of nice raw flavor and a generally likeable beer
Lightrider (245) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2013 Bottle into a goblet. Pour is a ruby black with a thick head. Aroma is hops on hops with a warm malt under tone. Taste is a ipa with a fine malt ale under merge. Finish is the same first bitter then warm. A very good ipa ale.
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours rich deep brown with a skinny head. Aroma of big malt and big herbal hops. Palate is a nice balance of sweet and bitter. Quite a tasty brew........,.....................................
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark caramel color with thick head. Unique malty hop taste, I can’t think of a comparable brew. Not as roasted as other Black IPAs.
sodakotakid (228) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - MAY 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
pours a nice redish brown with a big tan head. This may be one of the worst beers I have ever had. The bitterness over whelms everything. This beer starts off sweet then goes immediately to bitterness. There are bitter hops, dark fruit flavors and bitter citrus flavor, YUCK!!
Scouser (227) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice looking beer, deep reddish brown colour, with lots of cream coloured head and lacing. Nice floral citrus aroma. Hoppy bitterness with caramel, coffee undertones. A nicely balanced complex beer.
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glad this finally came in at the bottle shop near me. Awesome hop explosion on the nose and the palate. With that kind of hop blast, you would think its overly dry or bitter, but it wasn’t. It was smooth as the malts mellowed out the finish. Just awesome beer.
TOSG55 (217) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown (not black, like most Black IPAs), with a medium head and a fair bit of sediment. Looks kind of like a barleywine in the glass. Powerful aroma, with caramel malts and assertive floral/pine hops vying for attention. Flavor is more hop-driven, with a stronger malt backbone than most IPAs, but less maltiness than most other Black IPAs. A bit astringent on the finish. A solid but not outstanding example of the style.
beerlover82 (216) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A= pours into glass a dark ruby red, really dark with thick head that lasts a good while, leaving behind solid lacing.
Aroma and Taste= sweet malts with some citrus pine hops in the background.
Body= very thick without being too overpowering.
Another outstanding winner from the great Victory Brewing. They never fail to please. Be careful, because at 8.7% ABV, you do not want to have more than a few
Jur (212) - NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ beerbistro, Toronto.
Not black, but brown! Little nose, some nuts and caramel, no head.
Quite flat taste. Despite the high ABV unremarkable. Caramel, dry, bitter. Ok.