b3shine (8795) - Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks good; a murky dark Brown with thin beige lacing. Smells and tastes solid; malty and golly. Good on the palate too. Nice. jredmond (8201) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Sampled at Kramerís Campground Brewdown 2012. Pours a black body with nice beige lacing. Aroma is citric hops, light roast and cocoa. Mouthfeel is medium with nice carbonation and notes of citrus hops, light chocolate, roast, espresso and cocoa.
Sledutah (7487) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
12oz bottle from Manny57 Strykzone (7300) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Black with a medium sized beige head and some lacing. Aroma of pine, toasted malts and chocolate. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and pine resin
Sampled at an esbls. Quite dark. Some black licorice and some chocolate notes. Grapefruit bitterness and pine. Nice. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Sampler on tap at the brewpub (Sawyer, MI). Pours a dark blackish brown hue, near opaque with glowing brownish edghes, a frothy offwhite head sits atop, laces small. Aromas are roasty malts and citrusy hops, florals, and toast. Some anise, subtle, and some good hops. Initial is medium bodied offering some ok roast and toast, a healthy citrusy hops. Grapefruit, lemons, oranges, florals cache into roast, toast, some subtle dark sweetness. A really great Black IPA, healthy hops of citrusy life with roast, toast, and a lack of body (which works in itís favor). Darker and roasty with a copious American hop slant. Finish is roasty, hoppy, lingering citrus and dryness. Very well done.
Iphonephan (6946) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
From a12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a cola brown with a beige head. Strong pine aroma. Flavors of spruce with bitterness mellowed by some sweet malt. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle:   Black, very nice light khaki head, fine bubbles, very sticky lacing... probably one of the
better looking Black IPAs.   Spicy nose, like a spiced dark chocolate.   Smooth on the tongue, sweet
roasted malts, with that dark chocolate with a hint of some sort of spice.   I want to say some sort of
cinnamon and maybe some chilies.   Very interesting, and different.   Smooth on the tongue, almost full
bodied.   Clean finish, soft roasted malts, a bit sweet, with the aformentioned spices.   This one is very
unique, and very welcomed.   Great example! wlajwl (6738) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2014
Aroma is pine, dark malts and a hint of mint. The flavor is grapefruit, hop resin, tangy notes and a mild/medium spicy/heat finish. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Poured a darker brown, with a beige head. Aroma was of resinous hops and tar. Flavor similAr, lightly burnt ash, resinous and orangey hops. Ehh. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Tap: Deep brown hue with purplish highlights topped by a small fading head. The aroma is quite striking: catty, resiny, leafy, minty, grapefruit, mango, light hop spice, Carafa and ashy, toasted, chocolate, coffee and biscuity malts. The taste is fruity (citrus and plum) with a burnt coffee and ashy undertone. Some chocolate, caramel and nutty tones before a slight clove and pepper hop spice finish. Well done Black IPA has it is not astringent but displays hop characteristics cleanly. The mouth feel is lively, sharp and moderately carbonated that keeps it fresh, slight ashy finish. Overall very solid offering and quite yummy, had two pint glasses of this.