yespr (33873) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with a small, creamy and tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and solid hoppy fruity. Bitter, roasted malty and distinct hops fruity. Bitter and dry finish. Ends fruity and roasted malty mixed. Nice.
jcwattsrugger (11348) - 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.
Lubiere (10787) - 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.
Sammy (9279) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lacy on black but thin for the style, some licorice. Drinkable although only fair for style. 6
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This floral and roasty Black IPA delights with its cushy mouthfeel and sustained fir-like finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the blackened brown.
-Drinkability is quite high despite the flavor intensity.
-All flavors are ably balanced.
-Roasted malts are soft enough to let the floral hop aromatics shine through.
On tap at American Flatbread Burlington.
j12601 (7395) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger. Pours a deep black with a thin to medium sized beige head. Roast, chocolate, and thnin hops on the nose. Medium bodied, big smooth carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel, chocolate and toast. Lots of roast, citrus and grapefruit on the finish with toasty char.
swoopjones (6701) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Black back pub and Tevere Hostel. Dark black pour, lots of roasted malts, dark chocolate, piney hops. Balanced, nice
TaktikMTL (6304) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En fût. Verre de dégustation chez American Flatbread (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est brune foncée. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe de céréales grillées. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère résence d’amertume d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #3035)
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A sweet, oily, very fruity and very bitter Black IPA. Fun beer even if a little too much for its own good
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Dark ruby-mahogany body
In long: Intense nose of floral, citrusy and resinous hops. This beer is definitely uber-dry-hopped and a little something screamed citra hops in the aroma. Taste has lots of ripe dark fruits with cake-like malts. Low roasted level. It’s like a oily fruit cake. Aggressive hopping with a biting fruity and resinous bitterness. Body is very oily and sticky. This is a very tasty beer that I should have found well balanced but somehow I though the attack was too sweet and the finish too bitter. A bit too aggressive. It was surely very fresh when I had it and with some time it will probably become more harmonious. Because when I had it I though it was like overly sweet oily dark fruity followed by overly bitter oily resinous fruity hops. I’m a sucker for Black IPAs so I enjoyed it. Not the best beer I’ve had from Zero Gravity but the pizza was just like every other time, the best pizza on the planet. I’ve heard that in some part of the world people would give anything just for a slice of pizza. And that ladies and gentlemen, is my retirement plan.
Braudog (5966) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub. Has all the visuals of a porter, nuff said. The beer delivers one of the better balances I’ve experienced between a choco-malt base and a nice, even bitter finish. Really, really good. (#5812, 10/9/2014)