jpjones1963 (3) - Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2012 does not count
Amazing beer. One of my top 5, all time. Super great blend IBU, aroma. Better than Stone’s Sublimely Self-Righteous, and that’s saying quite a bit. Let’s hope they increase production. Tasted only in bottle. Stash (2) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2012 does not count
amazing citrus hops in your face, balanced roasty malt and perfect amount of rye. all in a creamy dark delivery. this one is for real.. thank god they’re making it a regular Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Aroma: Grapefruit, charred bacon. Appearance: black with tan head. Taste: bitter, smoky, roasty finish. Palate: full body, smooth, light carbonation, long lingering finish. RRocks01 (1) - Morro Bay, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013 does not count
This beer makes me think I will love all types of Black Rye IPAs, either it’s true, or Firestone Walker just set the bar really high. maltman53 (472) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Pours a French Roast coffee color, nice head and lace, hopped black licorice on the nose, deep roasted, chocolatey malt backbone, finishing with a perfect balance of malt and hops. I can’t imagine a better black IPA.
firedog23 (73) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2013
I say bullshit to their comment as being the first foray into Black IPAs because this is too damn good to be a first.
Off the nose, the aroma has hints of fruit and wood and the head is pretty solid. The taste is one of fruit, wood, malt and this desire to drink more of it. The lacing keeps sticking to the glass and the beer keeps going down.
There is nothing I can say that has not been said. This is a completely solid beer that does what it needs to and that is to get the beer lover to drink more of it.
I picked up this beer at the 2013 Great British Beer Fest and it is better than the other 800 beers that showed up. This beer scores a 100 for a good reason. ThanksYeast (33) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Another perfect example of a great brew from Firestone. Incredible hop aroma. Black slight roast bitter in hops and grains. I love the brew for sure. beersighted (134) - - MAR 8, 2014
So sweet, yet so perfectly herbal from the rye malt. Pitch black IPA with greet body and mouthfeel. davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Full marks. Aromas of chocolate and vanilla. Taste is sweet and bitter with long length. MarkSachon (1023) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Draft at Caliente in Pittsburgh with Devon, Don and Katie. Yes sir, a perfect score for a memorable beer. Tastes unfiltered with all the associated richness. Complex and refined.