maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a moderate light tan head on it. Nose is a little roasty and toasty, and has some slight bitter elements coming off it. Taste is roasty and a little bitter with a slightly sour finish and a bit of earthiness on there. Meh. poisoneddwarf (2690) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bomber bought at Super 1 in Rathdrum, ID. Aroma consists of dough, toast, dark fruit, roasty coffee, wet river rock. Pours black but has red highlights in the light; has a medium beige head with decent retention. Taste is sweet, finishing dry. Roasty flavors backed by faint hoppy citrus. Creamy mouthfeel with a medium body. More like a faintly hoppy schwarzbier than a black IPA. Frahmo (320) - Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2014
22 oz bottle. Black pour with a thin head. Thin body with a roasted malts and hops. Pretty balanced overall. Decent Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2013
8/15/2012. On tap. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas with citrus, pine and hops. Light caramel flavors with roasted malt, chocolate and light hops at the end Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2014 Thin palate. Little toasty flavor and actually mild hop presence. Unpleasant flavor of adjunct ingredients. By far my least favorite black up a so far...Orig rating 11/24/13...2.6. Well its funny how a 2nd try can change your perception. I dnt remember having this beer the 1st time, but this time I dnt agree w/ my initial impression. This brew is toasty and dark, light to med bodied with nice body throughout. Nice coffee flavor and bittersweet baking chocolate. No alcohol flavors present.
kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Smells like raosty black malt. Head lasts forever. The aroma is dark and roasted. The flavor is a little sweet for a cool black malty beverage. jsquire (4677) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Dark beer with a foamy tan head. Sweet and alcoholic nose with some chocolate notes. Flavors of dusty chocolate, ripe fruit and roasted grains. There is an odd chalky sense to this. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2013
In short: A supposedly Black IPA that tastes like a roasted stout with coffee flavor and citrusy hops. Decent stout.GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
How: Bottle 330ml, consumed a few months before expiration date.
The look: Very dark mahogany body topped by a medium beige head that quickly dissipates to the persistent layer of foam.
In long: Nose is not very Black IPA, the aroma is pretty much what I expect from a very roasted stouts (burnt toasts and coffee beans) with only timid citrusy hops angles showing up. Taste follows suit, a body on the light side of things, grainy malts, burnt toasts, coffee beans, juicy, some raisins, juicy citrusy hops. This is more a well balanced roasted stout than a Black IPA per say. Kind of hard to rate a beer like this one, a failure at the style it is aiming for that turns out to be a decent session stout. Was pretty hard to rate with my autocorrect constantly changing “S1NISTOR” to “SINISTOR” and “10 Barrel” to “10 Barrels”, I hate my autocorrect, duck you autocorrect.
Tap at 10 Barrel. Shocked that anyone was able to actually rate this beer given the name and ratebeer’s archaic search engine. Clear, deep ruby pour. Weak foam. Nose is heavy twizzlers, sticky dark fruits. Off for style. Taste is weak, Diet coke, sweet tea. Suddy, weak palate. oregontarheel (47) - - SEP 29, 2013
I prefer ales and bitters and IPAs, so take this review with a grain of salt. Not a bad dark brew. Black in appearance but not a heavy beer. Best in a cold frozen mug. Smokey flavor. Mild aftertaste.
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