tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JUN 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some chocolate and roasty character complement the floral and citrus hop aroma. Opaque dark brown body is topped by a generous and long lasting, frothy, tan-brown head that coats the sides of the glass with lacing. Dry roasty flavour with plenty of dark fruit and some chocolate and berries. Moderate bitterness. Medium full body with lovely soft bubbled carbonation and expansive bubbles that feels great in the mouth. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased at Liberty on Commercial in June 2012.
TimE (4249) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
For a black IPA this lacks much hop character, roasted Malts are not all the roasty and I picked up a bit of molasses. A by directionless.
MunBro (844) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2014 Wooo! Hoppy and dark. Tons of pine and citrus flavours blast through a nice roasted malt backing. Super well balanced and lots of flavour. Loving all the new Howe Sound ones.
RichardW (1796) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Litre bottle from Jasper Wine Cellar & Liquor store. Great rich spicy aroma and taste, pouring a dark brown-black. Dry and full flavoured, with chocolate and ripe fruit notes. Bitter and roast coffee finish. Excellent.
Ipaluvr082 (70) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good medium brown pour with fine cream head. Nose is roasty malt, chocolate, honey. This beer Tastes roasty and slightly bitter with a piney finish. Not bad, I’ll see if I still think so after the one litre bottle!
cards04 (2419) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well...its not black. But it has nice lacing. Aromas are malty and biscuity. Dark malts and some hop finish. Decent.
Oakes (13659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2014 Med brown, earthy, woody example...lots of bitterness, wood, breadcrust...good body, just enough sweetness to make it go down well.
dreamflower (702) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I enjoyed this at Barley Brothers in Winnipeg. Dark with lots of roastiness and some dark chocolate element. Bitter but not crazy bitter. Nice beer!
northropfrye (2840) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet and roasty aroma. Even some honey on the nose. Dark body plenty of lacing. Very roasty tasting in contrast to a sweeter aroma. Some hops but not a very bitter black IPA. More roast than hops especially in the aftertaste
maley1 (899) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with reddish hue pour with frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, slight citrus, faint caramel and piney hops. Taste of burnt roasted malts, faint caramel, bitter hop finish. Full bodied, medium carbonation, long bitter cloying finish.
dslam (98) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good amount of slightly tan head. Pours as a dark redish brown.
Almost feels like this beer is bitter to punish me. Fairly lasting taste so I opted to eat some Korean food while I drank this beer. Would recommend with strong flavourful food but not by itself.