Travlr (23576) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of bard, thanks! Muddy brown, huge beige head with good retention. Aroma of Christmas trees! Bitter edge with decent caramel, balanced and interesting.
jtclockwork (15910) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of citrus, pineapple, pine woods, roasted chocolate malt and dry cocoa. Finishes with dry roasted chocolate and pine. Medium body.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Blind Tiger, NYC - at Vermont Night. Black - brown head. Nice burned malts. Nice hoppy. Lovely Bitterness. Fruity. Kalk. High malty. Lovely black IPA.
argo0 (14012) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Small tan head atop cola brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some bittersweet chocolate, light roast. Taste is much the same as the nose. Light-medium body.
Sammy (11820) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first LL, thanks John. Black IPA with a good roasting aroma, black bodied wth a big bubbly head. Medium mouthfeel. Not aggressive, more like a black ale with significant hopping.
hopscotch (10983) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Midnight black ale with a creamy, beige head. Good retention. The burnt, dank aroma furnishes bong water with lesser notes of vanilla and cocoa. Full-bodied with a whole-milk mouthfeel and laid-back carbonation. The flavor is burnt, bitter, mildly acidic and acrid. Finishes tangy, carbonic and bitter. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!
daknole (10936) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark brown pour, cream head. Aroma is nice spicy hops up front followed by mellow roasted malt. Flavor had a nice hop bite, smooth toasted malt, damn good!!
j12601 (10089) - 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.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL waxed courtesy of nimbleprop. Pours a hazy, deep mahogany with an excellent tan to brown head. Excellent, infinite retention. Aroma of dank, fruity hops; smoke; toast, coffee malts. Taste is extreme nutty bitter, walnut skins, pecan skins, slight spicy alcohol. A wickedly intense Black IPA. 100+ IBUs all the way.
alexsdad06 (9931) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from bottle at DLD ’12. Pours a dark brown/black color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma has roasted malts, chocolate, with a hop profile that is citrus, earthy and mildly herbal. The flavor shows a nice balance between the roasted malts, chocolate and even sweeter caramel with the bold citrus and earthy hops. Black IPA’s are something I only enjoy when done very well and this fits the bill.