kathouse (1930) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - MAY 24, 2017 OPIE788 (336) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Dark brown with a nice off white head. Bright pine aroma. Flavor is a little muted. Pine resin and a light malt backbone. Bitter lasting finish.
A well put together black IPA that has low bitterness and a mild roasted flavor. shigadeyo (3764) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2017
4/01/2016 (bottle): Wow, I really have forgotten how damn good TBK Black Rajah is and how much I’ve missed it. It’s exactly what I like for a Black IPA… Lots of pine and resiny hops along with a good dose of citrus and ample bitterness all on top of a clean maltiness with just enough semi-sweet chocolate and chocolate malt flavor to add depth and richness. SO. DAMN. GOOD. and drinks way bigger than 6.8%. Oh how I want more of this delicious beer! andrewje41 (4156) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2017
12 oz bottle, sent over by Jeff. Thanks! A nice little surprise here. A cola black pour with a lasting cream tan foam head. A ton of roasted character in this. A bold roasted malt first impression. Cool and creamy body, this beer has a ton going on. Toasty, hoppy, creamy, sweet, bitter. Very impressive Black IPA to say the least. Delicious hoppy porter here. Loved it. jflopsu (1701) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Pours dark black with brown head. A strong citrus and floral hop aroma with tropical fruit. A strong citrus and floral hop, roasted malt, and light coffee taste. A lingering bitter hop and roasted malt aftertaste. TylerGreenDC (1032) - - DEC 30, 2016
Draft. Aroma of coffee grounds. Flavors are lots of chewy coffee, virtually no hopping in evidence. (Maybe it’s old?) Fine, but...
edgallow (4375) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2016
12 oz bottle pours black with a off white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel and some floral notes. Taste is citrus, caramel, grains and fruit. mambossa (337) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Bottled Aug 30th. I work in beer retail so I checked the case date. Pitch pour with lofty, sandy head. Beautiful Citra-based nose of mango and pineapple, some pastel lemon, pine, and a supremely delicate chocolate on the nose. Predominately hoppy though. Flavor is definitely representing proper Hoppiness atop a caramel-like bright-chocolate body. Mango, white flowers, tangerine, and candied lemon rind ride with the subdued yet somehow complementary dark malt. ganache (6031) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2016
How does TBK do it? Must be pure magic. Best black IPA in the country.
Bottle. Nose indistinctly hoppy and resinous, very sweet with much lighter roast. Pour muddy dark brown that’s closer to black in the glass, jiggling and foamy tan head. Taste with acrid strong bitterness and resin, creamy cream/milk and jumbled PNW hops, extremely strong pine and scorched black malt, heavy roast and even strong chocolate. Medium-full body with a sense of weight from the booze, but the really nice burned, scorched notes star here, reminiscent of both fresh espresso and stale espresso. Hops are almost in the way at this point! Some brown malt approximators, woodiness with earth and a touch of toffee but minimal fruit. I really came around on this one over the course of a bottle, really bold and consistently brutal, tastes way bigger than it is. [2016.08.25: 3.5] RRistow12 (929) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with a thick light khaki head. Aroma is not very strong. Some citrus and a little roasted malt. Taste well balanced and moderately bitter. Flavors of citrus, pine, coffee, chocolate, caramel. Very well done black IPA.
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12oz bottle pours out dark brown topped with a sand head. Nose is pine citrus hops and a light roast malt. Taste is more of the pine citrus dank hops a roast chocolate malt makes up the malt bill.