nakedwhendrunk (2182) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It pours a nice dark black giving about a full one inch foamy tan head in my pint glass. Lacing coats the glass in a perfect full foaminess. The smell has chocolate, coffee, hops and roasted malts all combined very nicely. The taste is sweet and bitter in different aspects but still combined nicely as well. The palate is fairly heavy, but also could be closer to medium. Some acceptable harshness on the tongue as it should be considering the style of the beer. Overall, this is a very nice black ale that I would come back to.
OscarFalls (45) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is fucking awesome. I want to sleep with it and make mixed race babies.
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jgb9348 (4751) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark rich brown body with only a touch of light coming through at the bottom and a very nice, thick three centimetre tall rich lighter brown head. Aroma of deep roasted malt, a touch of coffee and bitterness of nuts and a good dose of citrus and piney hops - very nice and well balanced. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong roasted malt flavour with hints of prunes and raisins with a good solid hoppy note that lasts quite a while. Aftertaste shows a ton of roasted malt, nuts, earth, some pit fruits, a touch of clay and a lot of bright hops to have a very nice balance even on the end. Overall, a very good Black IPA with a ton of nice flavours and an even better finish with some solid complexity. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Arlington (Clarendon), Virginia on 09-March-2014 for US$5.99 sampled at home in Upstate New York in New Paltz on 09-May-2014.
Lowe1983 (1349) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black color with a brown head. Aroma is of citrus and pine hops with some chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor up front is the citrus and pine hops. These flavors give way to the chocolate and roasted malts. Plenty of bitterness on the finish as well.
ModeEngage (151) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours opaque black with tan head. Smells of coffee and roasted malt. Drinks smoothly with moderate lingering bitterness. Medium to full bodied. Tastes of bread, coffee, and roasted malt.
DruncanVeasey (7203) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle from Pioneer supermarket on Columbus. Thick obsidian pitch with the gloss, body and fat nicotine foam of an imperial stout several percent heftier. Nose serious Baltic soy, prune, malt loaf, carob and liquorice. Slick with mellow pungency; prune, bramble, burnt malt loaf, high cocoa solid chocolate and liquorice thick darkness. Some Belgianesque plum and nectarine like yeast in the background. Puffed rice and mint humbug hints. Reminds me of De Molen. Impressive and rounded although I was expecting some US accented citrus hop to illuminate the edges of the darkness.
snoworsummer (2167) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin, bubbly tan head. Tastes like booze, ash, very earthy, roasted, sweet, with bitter coffee flavor. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like earth, mulch, tobacco, booze, and coffee.
sonnycheeba (3570) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, coffee, earthy hops, woody notes, and light ash. Flavor is roast malts, dark chocolate and earthy hop bitterness, some ash, light espresso, and faint dried fruit; dry finish with some lingering bitterness. Medium body and low carbonation.
madhatter4206 (6) - - JAN 7, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great dark wintery beer. Smooth and drinkable with a great depth of flavor. Not super hoppy considering it's an IPA
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark IPA with a thin dark brown head, very viscous. In aroma, dark chocolate with pungent resinous hops, dark fruits, surprisingly nice. In mouth, a nice bitter chocolate with espresso coffee grind,, grassy resinous hops, orange pulp, alcohol warmth, excellent with blue cheese. OttBottShare Dec 15 2013.
Elwood (3223) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours about pitch black. Resinous, piney nose with slight burnt notes. Full bodied with a nice smoothness on the tongue. Solid roasted character with a heavy pine influence. Robust and flavorful. A pleasant surprise from White Birch.