JoeyBeerBelly (34) - New York, USA - FEB 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass. The aroma and taste are a nice balance of piney hops and roasted malts. The abv is not noticable in the taste and the beer goes down smooth and easy. Another solid offering from the folks at Victory.
johnluvsbeer (120) - Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark ruby red. Rich looking head of light tan rose up from the sides of the glass and reached a height of around two fingers before settling back down with a smooth and even lacing and a nice consistency hugging the glass. Aroma is a good bit hoppier up front. This one just seemed to be full of surprises. Rich caramel and earthy grains lie underneath a bouquet of pine like hops. Quite light and very complex. Very nice black IPA.
Bennywisest (43) - - JUN 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted bottle. Deep mahogany red/brown color. Thick fizzy cream colored head. Aroma of resiny hops, roasted malts, caramel.
vogt5059 (30) - Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured out of a bottle
Dark copper to light brown in color
Small off white head that lingers
Aroma is of sweet malt with a hint of hops
Taste is robust and malty but has enough bitterness to balance everything out
A very complex yet easy drinking and enjoyable beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a mahogany color with a thick tan head that leaves great lacing. Smells of pine, grapefruit, chocolate and roasted malt. Tastes of all the same things with a dark fruit flavor mixed in. Mouthfeel is heavy and chewy light carbonation and a dry finish. I really like the east coast style ipa mixed with roasted malts, its very well balanced yet strong at the same time.
TylerGreenDC (524) - - NOV 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On draft. Holy wow. Big aroma of floral and citrus hops, followed by a dark chocolate bomb of a beer. Almost stout-likr in depth if flavor. More raisin and red wine flavor as it warms. An all-timer.
bilchak (63) - Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap at Dunedin house of beers. Excellent beer. Highly drinkable for such high a high alcohol content. Not overly hoppy. Reminded me of a great double bock.
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark reddish brown with a nice off-white head. Aroma & taste are much the same: big malts & hops: roasted malts, fruity, citrus, some pine. Medium body with a solid bite. Very good depth and very well balanced. I have not had that many Black IPAs but this one IMHO was excellent.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of fresh hops and pine. There are malty undertones in this dark amber pour. Off white head with lacing. Starts off light and sweet followed by a big hop bite. Smooth finish.
DrSilverworm (8161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Very dark brown-red appearance, minimal head. Very roasty aroma, like a stout almost, but without the creaminess. It has a very crisp, lightly carbonated body, and the roastiness persists in force throughout the aftertaste. I’d expect this kind of flavor to result from an imbalance of malt, but that’s not the case with the brew. It’s hop notes are just noticable enough from behind their roasty veils to make this beer the definitive Black IPA (amongst the two that I’ve sampled so far, anyway)