KlextonGaze (60) - Franklinville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cold bottle to pint is near black with very minimal head and trace on glass. Cherry cordial over roasty backbone. Taste following suit ending rather abrupt and shy on the hops. Not disagreeable but short on complexity and breadth.
Foxbush (1969) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle from Total Wine and More in Western Henrico. The Black IPA poured a deep opaque black with a tan frothy head. The aroma was of roasted malt. The ale had no typical bitterness of highly hopped ales. Chocolate and roasted malt dominate the flavors you detected. This is a disappointing IPA with an average carbonation. The finish was of bittersweet chocolate.
Tjoxen (173) - SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours black with small tanned head. Roasted aroma, some dark chocolate and maybe some coffee. Taste of roasted malt and chocolate. Medium bitterness. It’s an ok beer but I wouldn’t buy it again i think. It’s interesting but nothing more than that.
beer_est_deus (1262) - örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2012
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Svart med brunt ganska stort skum som lägger sig snabbt. Doftar choklad, kaffe, hö och banankaka. Smaken är tyvärr inte lika bra som doften, för tunn. Kaffe, mineraler, metal, choklad och övermogen frukt.
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A roasty malty mess of a beer. Just not very good. Plain roasted malts come through and dominate any sort of hops. Not much complexity. Excited when I saw this. Bored now that I’m drinking it especially for the style. Not quite a drain pour but poorly executed.
strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Not at all what I expected based on "Black IPA"... more like an overcarbonated brown. Not one for me to run or walk back to.
peppers (7) - - APR 17, 2012 does not count
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks and smells great but the delivery is weak.
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peral2 (579) - SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from SB. Pours almost black with off-white head. Some aroma of caramel. YTaste is adisappointment. More like a stout?? Not much Hops. Does not taste like an IPA. Disapointed
rosenbergh (11400) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
355 ml bottle. 201 6355. BB Jan 20 2013. (Systembolaget) Östersund, Sweden.
Reddish black colour with small to average size tan head.
Very mild aroma of mildly roasted malt and horse parsley.
Flavour is roasted malt, mild hops, mild bitterness and soapy solvent.
Hmm... boring and unimaginative. Very watery. Disappointment.
LinusStick (3400) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Blah. A boring black IPA. Aroma was weak. Light roasted malt presence with a hint of coffee. Pour was a deep dark brown that was very still and a one finger off white head. Taste was very thin and weak. There is a strong coffee and roasted malt backbone that never really lets any hops come in. Tastes more like a porter until the hoppy bitter aftertaste grabs the tonsils. Too little too late. Nice cabonation.