Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours dark black, smells like a porter, bit of hop in there, in the taste it doesnt have too much hop mostly porter notes, decent tasting
blipp (9009) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Light piney hoppy aroma with light roasted malts. The flavor has lightly roasted malts, chocolate, and piney and floral hops. Pretty good.
peterclash (47) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A large white head looks nice on the very dark body on thhis black IPA. Smooth but a bit watery and not so well balanced. Tastes a lot like an alchol lower form of a porter. More sweet and malty than bitter and hoppy even thou you can taste the citrus from a hop in the aftertaste (think thats the watery part I’m afraid). A litle taste of Chocolate.
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - MAY 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
very smooth. black like a porter, and roasted malty more than hoppy. not bad, very easy to drink, and this is a style that is going to appeal to a mass crowd, but that also means that there is some tough competition. not bad, not going to knock your socks off.
hopdog (12208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deep brown color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, pine, and floral. Tastes of chocolate, roast, floral hops, and some citrus. Thinner and somewhat watery body.
milewide (2201) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black color, with medium head and body. Modest hop and roasted malt aroma, but both kicked in with the flavor. A fine black IPA!
Beerdedone (3381) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a medium tan head. Aroma was earthy with roasted malts, mild coffee, light chocolate, pine and a touch of caramel. Flavor was roasted malts, citrus, coffee, chocolate and some piney hops.
Palidor19 (3182) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice and toasty, with a flavor of burnt charcoal. The hops are nice biting piny ordeal. The palate is a tad thin but has a good overall character.
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent. Much darker than I expected (which is a good thing). Allegedly me calling this "decent" makes me a "meanie." I think its alright! Not amazing, but not bad. I’d drink it again.
jzzbassman (1600) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a walnut with a nice 2 finger thick tan head. Nose of chocolate malt. hops earthy but not a lot going on. Decent roasted character for the flavor, with piney hops.