cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Picked up a growler from Fat Head’s and consuming immediately.
A-pours a virtually opaque black liquid with a ton of dense creamy tan colored head leaving a good thick lace.
S-citric hops hit the nose first, black malts with notes of chocolate lie underneath. floral hops in back with notes of pine and some metallic acetone.
T-dark chocolate, slightly bitter, floral hops, notes of citrus and a little bit earthy. acetone lightly in back adding a metallic finish with light bitterness.
M-silky smooth on the palate with a good medium body, a little chalky and dry in the back. carbonation is a little lack allowing it to fall off slightly in the finish.
D-this has a nice balance, the chocolate flavors with floral and citric hops make for a nice contrast. the acetone and lack of carb take away slightly. nimbleprop (8949) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2010
22oz bottle pours a watery, opaque black with a creamy, slightly off white head. Aroma is very hoppy, C hops, malty, a little metallic, floral, orange rind. Flavor is sweet, light chocolate, light lemon, light brown sugar, light milk chocolate. Finish is medium bodied with a touch of lasting bitterness. Nose is nice, flavor is a letdown. emacgee (4712) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Pours dark allowing some light on the edges, one finger tan head. Nose shows bittersweet chocolate, mild roast, sweet, some citrus rind. Flavor is roasty, some bakers chocolate, citrus rind. Mild hop character. Palate shows a medium bitterness and roast. drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Poured very dark with a nice off white head that gave good lacing smelled of hops tasted of sweet hops to start with roasted aftertaste Ratman197 (15632) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Bomber courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) pourd a clear dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aromaof roastiness, grapefruit, earthiness, light pine and a hint of charcoal. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, charcoal, grapefruit, earthiness and a hint of pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter roasty finish.
jdb288 (584) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Fresh bottle from jbruner. Pours midnight black with little to no head. Aroma is s’mores, a bit of chocolate, fir tree, pine cone. Taste is sweet, light/medium body with decent amount of combination. Interesting play between the dark, roasty/chocolatey malt and hops (what style?). Not bad. JHeath99 (1680) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours an opaque dark cola brown with a thin layer of tan head. Aroma of hops and some roasted malts. Taste of burnt malts and bitterness. Worsenma (74) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Pretty good IPA. Very delayed and muted hoppy bitterness but it's certainly there.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone drfabulous (8831) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Bought only to try. When in Georgia....the style still doesn’t do it it for me. Chocolate and hops. But I can’t get my head around the Black IPA as a desired style. Decent for what it tries to do. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2010
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a frothy beige haze. Nose is grapefruit, pine, chocolate and coffee; odd but not bad. Medium body with a tingle. Taste is all kinds of bitter with citrus peel, Bakers chocolate, espresso and lime. Dry, black licorice finish.