pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with clear red tinted edges and kakki head that sticks to the glass. Spicy hop aroma mingled with caramel, chocolate and a touch of roast. Medium-bodied, smooth, yet very drinkable. Rich and malty, chocolatey with a boost of hop flavor and finishing with enough bitterness to balance. No roast astringency. One of the best balanced black IPAs with the best mingling of hops and chocolate malt. A great example of this emerging style.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Name: Hop Heathen
Date: November 13, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, fine tan head, streaks of lace
Aroma: big citrus aroma backed by roasted malt
Flavor: flavor starts of sweet followed by abundant citrus hops, balancing dark roast
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: **+ /4
BeerBaboon (2021) - FINLAND - DEC 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tämä jo lasiin kaatuessaan pakanaksi tuomittu olut näyttäytyy mustana muodostaen beigen vaahdon. Sen tuoksu on suklainen, paahtunut, lakritsinen ja eksoottisen hedelmäinen. Tuoksu tuo mieleen karkkipussin, jonka sisältö on lakritsaista, hedelmäistä ja ehkä hieman salmiakkistakin. Maku on paahtunut, suklainen, makea, lakritsinen, mentholinen, katkera ja hieman hedelmäinenkin. Makukin on makeismainen, mutta tuo mieleen enemmän yskänpastilleja kuin tuoksu. Suutuntuma on erittäin pehmeä ja täyteläinen. Toimii ainakin minulle paremmin kuin useimmat black ipat.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle courtesy of Chris, to kick off the weekend, served in a plastic cup in the parking lot. Pours chestnut-black with a moderate tan head that slowly fades to a thin cover. The nose has big, piney, resinous hops paired with chocolate and roasted coffee beans. The flavour is quite bitter, with resin the most dominant feature. Resin and pine linger through a moderate length finish. On the palate, it is medium-full in body with a thick, creamy texture. Overall, this is quite a nice black IPA. The creamy texture was a beautiful highlight, but the hops were nice too. 2012-06-08
Vaiz (4452) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ tasting. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma is floral hops, somewhat sweaty, spicy and roasty butb with the hops definitely more prominent. Flavor is bitter roasted, chocolate, floral hops, some pine and a bit sweaty. Decent black IPA, but I still don’t really like the style.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is big american hops, some roasty caramel. Flavour is roasty malt, some chocolate, medium hop bitterness, mostly roasty malt bitterness. Good, but a bit weird mix of flavours.
piscator34 (2374) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of milk chocolate, vanilla, molasses and ginger. Flavors are of lean pale malt, caramel, earthy hops, and lightly roasted coffee. Medium bodied. Solid, but could be more bitter and hoppy.
Pyrmir (5763) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle. Aroma smoked and roasted, nice. Tastes rich and a bit tangy. Dark but not burned, with a nice bitter finish.
smith4498 (3581) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts and citrus. Dark roasted malt flavor with some chocolate and citrus. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A rich, heavy and very sticky hoppy dark ale. A Tasty treat even if a bit rough and sticky
How: Bottle 22oz, consume fresh exactly one week after purchase
The look: Dark mahogany body topped by a long-lasting small beige head
In long: The intense nose is resinous hops, black liquorice, pan-fried hazelnuts.
Taste is fudge nougat, cashews, highly resinous leafy hops, toasted beach wood sensation, fruity notes of grapes, forest floor, tree sap, green pine needles, vanilla, grapefruits, tobacco. Very sticky bitterness. Full body with a medium carbonation. Lots of things happening here, this is a tasty beer for sure and a style I like, but I found this one a bit too sticky, good but not very good. Still drinking the full bomber was rather easy, and I love to enter a rating for a strong beer and say I drank the whole bottle by myself, just to show-off how badass I am, and then I go take a nice long bubble bath.