cards04 (2370) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with tan head. Aromas of wet basement, chocolate, caramel. Flavours are bitter coffee and roasted malts. Some resinous hops. Good stuff. Very bitter.
northropfrye (2807) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black body, brown head, nice lacing. Very grainy roasted malt aroma, touch of dried fruit, anise and resin. Taste is again roasted malts and resin with a suggestion of bourbon but without its presence. Not hoppy bitter, but roasted malt bitter. Unique. A little strange, but I like it.
ljthiessen (750) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is chocolate, rich roasty malts and some bright piney hops. Flavour is not as happy as the aroma - a bit dull for a black IPA - but still rich and tasty. Best thing I've tried from Dead Frog, and would definitely drink this again.
pictoman (803) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 650mL bottle. Very dark brown with off white beige head. Chocolate and coffee with light piney hops.
markschiedon (368) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drinking from a 650ml bottle.
In the aroma chipped wood, red fruit, banana,
The unclear brown beer has a medium brown head.
A full bodied, bitter taste, chocolate, roast malt.
stantheman (809) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Oscarís Pub in Vancouver. Branded sleeve a bit similar to the bulbous shape of a Guinness glass. The handle doesnít say, and the barkeep offered that it was an ESB, but thereís just no way. A beautiful black beer. Generous tan head, sweet, malted nose. In the mouth itís noticeably hoppy, but rich roasted malts predominate. Sweet chocolate, licorice and bitter coffee overtones. All the richness of an impy stout, but with much more hop load. One of the best black IPAs ever! 3.8.
tiong (5000) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Alibi Room, Vancouver, BC
Pours dark brown, almost black with a smooth head. Aroma of roasty malts, grassy hops, coffee, dark chocolate and licorice. Taste is roasty, sweetish and grassy hoppy with some coffee, licorice and dark chocolate. Finish is smooth, hoppy and roasty with some licorice. Quite tasty black IPA.
CapFlu (4813) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong roasty nose with a minor bitter chocolate background. Flavour is very bitter, some toasted malt and cocoa powder. Lasting hop finish. Decent.
mcberko (9568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650mL bottle, pours black with a medium beige / tan head. Aroma is quite chalky, with notes of roast, dry cocoa, and some piney hops. Flavour is really wonderful, with notes of roasted malt, dry cocoa, and lots of dry piney hops. Really dry and balanced amazingly well between the roast and hops. Wow, Dead Frog brewed an excellent one here. Fantastic.
Sammy (9665) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very good black ipa. not too sweet roasted malt, good strong hop finish. lasting lace snd some head. aroma is neither great on hop or roast. tasty very drinkable.