barncatmatt (2281) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber shared by jsprime. black with a tan head. big hoppy nose with a complimentary complex black malt aroma. the flavour is well balanced and complex. drink with the weight of an IPA but with the complexity of a young hoppy impy stout. very good black IPA.
beernbourbon (1575) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Keir! Pour is near black with small black head. Aroma is roasted malt and loads of fresh pine hope. Flavor also fresh and bright with hints of pine and light citrus. Very fresh and bright. Nice.
j12601 (9790) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep dark black with a large dense creamy tan head. Roast, sweet cocoa and malt, smoke, and sweet lime and citrus. Just on the thin side of medium bodied, roast comes through right away, big and bold. Nice earthy pungent hop notes follow, mellowing into some toffee and cocoa powder. Long earthy roast, dark and char filled, long bakers cocoa and bitter grapefruit pith on the finish. Very nice.
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As far as black iPas go, this is very citrusy with most of the roastiness kept subdued. As dark as other black ipas, aroma has navel orange and smoke
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Winooski Beverage Warehouse: Nearly black, thin tan head. Citrus filled hop aroma with some resinous pine notes. Dry, moderate bitterness. Some faint mineral-earth like flavors lead into a big grapefruit hoppiness. Good rendition of the style.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great IPA, thanks Jacob. Delicately roasted, hops shine here, citrusy, distan chocolate, light coffee. Very good black IPA
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black. Citrus and frutiy aroma with roast and light chocolate. Flavor is citrus and fruits again dry roasty and chocolatey finish. Bitter and dry with a really nice hop flavored after taste. nice. glad to try.
pfriesen (113) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with an off white head, lots of lacing. Grapefruit, coffee & pine tar on the nose and in the mouth
RB1 (118) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. bottle shared by Dave S. Pour is dark brown to black, very little head. Aroma is clean and hoppy. Hops really jump out at you. Smooth hoppy taste with a bitter finish.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from hbmason! Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma has roast, dank resiny hops and pine. Taste is semi-sweet and bitter. Thin bodied with a dry finish. One of the better examples of the style.