umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours pitch black with a big creamy head that fades slowly and leaves great lacing. Aroma is very creamy and chocolaty with a solid pine/floral hop presence. Taste is awesome, my kinda black IPA. Thick, rich, complex and hoppy. A faint sweetness at the start with rich chocolate and toast. Turns to strong, bitter, slightly burnt coffee in the middle. Finishes hoppy with pine and flowers and the burnt coffee taste remains. Also has a burnt wood, ashy taste that lingers. Thick body and a very nice creamy mouthfeel. Love this beer. It’s basically an overly hopped yet easy to drink stout. I think that’s what the best Black IPA’s are really. I’m gonna have to get more of this.
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Jack Brown’s. The pour’s deep brown with a tight tan head. The nose is mild roast coffee. Char. A bit of vanilla. Rocky road fudge. The taste is dark bitter chocolate. Moderate bitter grassy hops. Nicely full, creamy. Soft carbonation. Pleasant.
BeerandBlues2 (12189) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy brown head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, chocolate, and coffee malt, earthy and spicy hops, oats, prunes, pine and resin notes. Flavor is dark malt, moderate hops and bitterness with dark fruits, light smoke and a dry finish. Full body and moderate carbonation.
TheBeerGod (6027) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Number 578. Pours black with a tall, dense, frothy tan head. Aroma is strong roasted malt, piney hops, light licorice, floral notes and dark chocolate. Taste ups the roasted malt and pine notes, soft chocolate mint, coffee , dark chocolate, floral hops and burnt caramel. Body is medium with a soft, creamy carbonation and light oiliness. Lingering but restrained bitterness throughout this. Ends with more roasted malt, pine, light licorice, mint chocolate, coffee and dark chocolate. Really nice!
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Rustico Alexandria. Poured a pretty dark brown color, with a tan head. aroma was chocolate notes, a heck of a lot of roast in there with some bitter coffee notes. Flavor was a lot like the aroma, with plenty of notes of chocolate and bitter coffee, perhaps a bit more bitter than I had hoped.
MadRobin (2828) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Whole Foods in Market Square in Fairfax, VA.
Opaque, brown-black with a small dark tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, pine, citrus, grass and molasses.
Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, citrus, pine and molasses.
Full/medium body and medium carbonation.
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apotekhin (79) - ISRAEL - SEP 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Blind Tiger ale house. Dark black with creamy medium head. Roasted barley and light malt aroma. Bittersweet with a dry roasted finish. Good balance.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. pours black with a beige head. Roasted malt aromas with coffee, chocolate, citrus. Very nice mouthfeel and a long hoppy finish.
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Medium tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some earthy, light orange, bittersweet chocolate, vegetal. Taste is moderately sweet, roast/bittersweet chocolate, orange, light grapefruit. Soft light-medium body, low carbonation.
Travlr (21640) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Black color, fluffy brown head. Aroma of cocoa powder. Taste is very bitter coffee.