commonmac (360) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at New Bohemia. 10oz pour. Darker brown trending towards black appearance. Aroma is a little bit like wet hops. Not my favorite smell. Lots of tropical, hoppy notes make for an enjoyable taste. Really nothing very black IPA about this beer. Almost tastes run of the mill IPA. Some mild roasted quality at the end but too timid. Very typical representation of a Widmer offering.
Oakes (12743) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown, chocolate and pine nose, has a toasty character, complex dark malts and lots of bitterness.
AdamJackson (2689) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown to black appearance. very thin looking roasty pine cone woodiness aroma. Hmm. intense hop taste. I actually like the balance. pine and tropical fruits. sugary but nice mouthfeel.
AirForceHops (3317) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, dirty brown/ black color with a thin ring of head. Aroma is light roasted malt, earthy coffee grounds, and light grapefruit.
I enjoy the texture of the beer, slightly creamy with the body on the lighter thin side. Flavor starts with coca, old coffee, light notes of pine and grapefruit. Lightly lingering bitterness. Overall kind of a different style, don’t you want a Black IPA to have some body and depth? It’s still pretty drinkable.
alobar (2810) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cola brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of pine and roasted malt. Watered down flavor with hints of roasted malt, pine, and hint of grapefruit. A bit disappointed as I usually really enjoy Widmer beers.
That1Guy (1942) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber picked up at a random Safeway. Bitchin label. Pours a muddy reddish brown/black with a head that disappears immediately. Black ipa’s always smell like dirt to me. Some fruity hop aroma, and earthy dirt. Pretty astringent flavor. Watery, astringent, and it won’t even get me drunk. Not my style.
mcberko (6737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Widmer, pours a dark copper brown with a small beige head. Aroma smells very English-style, with biscuity malt and very mild English hops. Flavour is very restrained and mild, with an interesting mix of hop varieties. Very light and sessionable. Pleasant but boring.
Mora2000 (5790) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a white head. The aroma has some pine and dark malt notes. The flavor is smiler. I get some bitter pine as well as some black malt and medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
marcus (6606) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours near black with a decent tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a medium-bodied dark malt flavor with a bitter finish.
fonefan (35353) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ As Widmer / Boneyard Blacklight IPA ].
Light unclear medium to dark brown amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, roasted, grapefruit, citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft.