Reynolds314 (1879) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really hugely flavorful with a robust ashy flavor that adds to the heavy hop bitterness. Makes it come off a bit astringent. That aside the flavors are great with loads of pine and some grapefruit with a backbone of chocolate maltyness.
Ernesto987 (3021) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft, way too roasty and bitter and I like em bitter and roasty, just a big mean ash bitter bomb
bellco33 (46) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at American Flat Bread / Zero Gravity: Pours a dark brown / black with a thin tan head. Aroma is mainly roasted malts, with a bit of caramel and pine notes. Great tasting beer, full bodied with aggressive waves of hops nicely balanced by the roasted malts. Slightly sticky on the palate, and the great flavor seems to coat the entire mouth. Really great beer, my favorite Zero Gravity pour that I’ve had.
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Flatbread.
Appearance : Pitch black with small head. Lots of lacing.
Aroma : Piny hops with roasted malts and coffee.
Taste : Resinous hops with piny juicy hops. Slightly earthy as well. Fairly bitter and fairly resinous. Oily finish.
Palate : Soft carbonation.
Overall : Pretty nice black IPA. A bit on the heavy side of my idea of the perfect Black IPA. Nice hops, nice malt profile. Nice juicy hops. Nice oily palate. Nice drink.
Ed5388 (1238) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brewery. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted mal and pine. Taste is roasted malt, light smoke, with grapefruit and pine bitterness.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-tan head with trailing lace-black. A-resin, dk malt-roasty/anise. T-resin hops, dk malt-roasty/anise/cocoa.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pouts a dark brown color with a small off white head. Nose is light hops and dark roasty malt. Palate is firm with a light bite. Flavors dominated by crisp biting hops with a subtle roasty backbone.
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pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the source... Pours a semi-stingy deeper than cola hue and topped with a creamy khaki head... Decent citrus and roasted maltiness in te aroma.... Citrus green hops mingle nicely with a firm roasted malt and chocolate profile. A little sense of warmth and heat on the backend. Semi-sweet throughout with a light bitterness on the backend. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at American Flatbread in Burlington, VT. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and very creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a solid lacing throughout. Aroma is big and fresh grapefruit pines with a light roast behind the hops. A nice chocolate malt backing comes out more as this warms and the hops get juicier and more resiny with some florals and a light caramel sweetness as well. Flavor is similar. Piney hops with a nice roast up front before some florals, a nice chocolate, and a bit of a toasted caramel. Citruses grow towards the end and they get juicy and oily alongside a growing roastiness. Dry, resiny, and roasty in the finish with a moderate bitterness that leaves a lengthy aftertaste. Medium, smooth, and a slightly creamy body with a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid Black IPA. Lots of juicy, resiny, citrusy pines and roasts balanced well with a solid chocolate and touch of caramel malt backing. Very soft and smooth throughout before this dries nicely. Enjoyable beer.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark IPA with a thick creamy brown head. In aroma, nice pungent c-hops over chocolate malt, grassy, light grassy notes. In mouth, a smooth bitter chocolate with faint grassy hops, lingering bitterness, grapefruit pulp, nice. On tap at American Flatbread Burlington, April 7 2012.