ben4321 (5490) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Total Wine-McLean, 2/1/13, as Series 924 Pitch Black IPA
Aroma: The nose has dark malts, some earth, a little smoke, and some fruity hops
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a rather small light brown head and some spotty lace
Flavor: It is a little roasty and a little hoppy, but really its not that roasty, that sweet or that hoppy
Palate: The body is light-medium, with average carbonation, it feels a touch thin, and has a short duration
I thought this beer was an okay example of the style, but not a standout for me. There’s nothing really wrong here, it’s just a little dull, I just wanted a little more oomph.
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some caramel malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.
hotstuff (4811) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 7-25-2015 (Bottle) This beer’s appearance is a medium sized tan head that mostly diminished, opaque dark brown body, fast rising carbonation on sides of the glass, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is light roasted malt light citrus hops. The flavor is lightly bitter, roasted malt and citrus hops. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and this is a medium bodied beer. A quaffable beer that has a good flavor and is worth trying.
JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great tan head... nice lace and retention... the brew is perfectly black until you get to the bottom and see a crystal clear deeeep brown with deep ruby highlites.
Nose has quite a bit of citrus hops and some sorta fruity hoppiness too.. lite dusting of dark malts and mild dry cocoa.
Flavor mirrors the nose with a nice bitter bite at the front of the palate ... there is more roasty maltiness than the aroma suggests... quite a bit of bright citrus hoppiness... finish is a little dry with the roasted malts adding some minor astringency.
Lite/medium body.... pretty drinkable... I really like this one.
rouhlas (2438) - GREECE - AUG 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Black color with beige head. Hoppy and light roasted malty aroma, pine, grassy, grapefruit, caramel, light chocolate. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
thedm (5499) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2015
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy finely sized light brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque black brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was black malt and malty. The smooth mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mediumly tingly finish with a bitter dark malt aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of black malt roasted malt wood mild hops burnt malt and breads. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.
mateuszk (1584) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black, almost pitch black, lightly brown head. In aroma mainly malty base, some roasted malt and just hints of citrus hops. In taste malty, citrus notes. MEdium body, medium bitter finish. Old bottle but not that bad in the end, wish I had more fresh one.
Bebum (706) - USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown, clear., billowing and lasting tan head.
Full body, assertive flavor, crisp, well carbonated, well balanced heat, good lengthc pleasant finish.
Sweet & sour, some roast bitterness.
Very pleasant and refreshing, tastes luke a rich porter.
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Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Expired on the date, rating this as a porter. Pours black with ruby shine, big nice settling frothy head. Aroma is dark malts, fainted hops with slight citrus, caramel, brown sugar, roasty malts, milk chocolate. Tate is chocolaty, mellow, caramel, dark malts. Creamy smooth body, soft carbonation. Finish is a blend of roasty bitternes and hoppy bitterness. Some dark fruit and liquorice.
Vestergaard (1545) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @Fermenteam tasting! thanks to LukasMH. Expired on the date. Pours transparent black with a big, frothy, light brown head. Aroma is pretty hop fruity, slight roast and some malty sweetness. Slight cranberries. Taste is sweet malty up front, but Got hoppy bitterness and fruit. Avg body and carb.
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hoptimusPrimed (154) - SPAIN - APR 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice deep flavour, lots of hop but surprisingly little head when poured from bottle. Recommended.