GT2 (9165) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL. Pours clear brown to deep amber looking deep cola in the snifter with a larger, tan head. Good retention and smaller lace. Nose is cola, rum soaked cherries, sweet citrus, sweet raisins. Taste is quite sweet, chocolate covered raisins. Not a lot of resinous character and really not all the hoppy. Tastes more like a decent, normal porter. Palate is thinner, tangy, a bit dry with small chalk and ash. A bit suddy in the finish. I don’t think this quite counts as Black IPA.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Black Cannon
Date: March 31, 2011
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: black, creamy beige head, layers of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted and citrus aroma, sheets of lace
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, lots of citrus, caramel sweetness, bitter dark chocolate
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells spicy with some resiny undertones. Tastes of dark chocolate, resiny, some spicy elements with a velvety mouthfeel.
jlruthven (583) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours porter-black, pretty decent off-white head. Slight lacing. Nose is like a combination of juicy hops and mildly-burnt hops; piney, nice citrus presence. Tastes like a particularly hoppy porter: burnt malt notes, slight coffee presence, hints of sharp hop bitterness. Pretty drinkable, if unspectacular.
adnielsen (9814) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of my brother Justin. Thanks! Black appearance with a creamy, light brown head. Moderately piney, resiny, mild roasty malty aroma. Nice chocolate, roasty malty backbone with a organic, very light citrusy, piney flavor. Solid beer but nothing special.
thirdeye11 (5712) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle thanks to ryan) clear rich ruby/brown with a ring of fine tan bubbles. Nose of coffee, cream, oats and orange. Taste of orange, smooth chocolate, oats, creamy body and easy to drink.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a creamy brown slowly fading topper and flare lacing. Aroma is dark and malty with a nice hoppy backbone. Citrus, some pine along with mildly roasted malt and caramel. Taste is dark and hoppy but not up to snuff. Caramel, citrus, light chocolate and mild alcohol burn.
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is absolutly delicious. Very strong hop aroma with a very strong hop taste. This is the Dark version of Heavy Seas Loose cannon.I highly reccomend both
beerfest5 (1201) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad beer, just that it tastes like they took their loose cannon ipa and mixed in a porter. No real thought behind it, just that they figured the black ipa was a big seller right now and made the closest thing they could.
dlovell2 (1061) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2015 Pint from Frisco Grille. Thought I had missed this beer but luckily Frisco had it on tap again. Very dark brown with white head, Citrus aroma. Malty flavor with some smokey notes. Citrus hop finish but not overpowering bitterness. Very nice brew.