drfabulous (4804) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can thanks to khoffman43. Big hoppy pine nose. Tons of aroma. Super carbonated pour. Not overly chocolate or like some black IPAs that border on stouts. But very nicely done and tasty.
Sammy (9541) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A very good beer, black with generous head. A substantive roast, yet takes an appropriate submissiveness to the hop story. Very smooth drinker, with a roast not a coffee bitterness in the finish. The aroma of roast, chocolate, spruce, pine combs. Thanks John.
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black with some lacing. Smell is roasted malts, chocolate, and some pine hops. Palate is smooth with a lighter body than expected. Taste is bitter, sweet, and roasted, all well balanced together at first with a very long bitter aftertaste. Very drinkable.
theisti (3475) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can purchased at Zipp’s in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Canned on 11/01/12 according to the sticker on the six pack holder (nice solution to the dating challenge). The pour is a deep brown black with a one inch tan head. The aroma is a light dark chocolate, fresh cracker malt, tropical citrus hops and a bit of pine. The taste is the toasted cracker malt, then unsweetened chocolate, light orange citrus fruit hop, and then finishes with a light roast and a gentle pine flavor. Nice progression of flavors. The palate is medium to light bodied, very dry and roasty in the finish. Nice one. Thanks to Tyler, and my Dad, for the assist on this one.
Lukaduke (2686) - Gray, Maine, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep burnt umber black color with a finger of mocha foam. On the nose its subtle with a touch of pine, chocolate and burnt malts. On the palate its a lot of the same with some citrus zest added to the roasty malt burnt chocolate mix. Mouthfeel is a touch to bubbly for me but a solid beer for sure.
BreWedge (387) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml can via Piscator 34 (thanks again my friend!). Pours a nearly opaque brown with a nice thick chocolate colored head. Aroma is citrus, toast, touch of pine, and a little molasses. Taste is roasty malt, almost coffee like, perhaps a touch of alcohol. Full, smooth mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Very nice beer, well done Josh!! Reminds of me a harder version of Mill Street Coffee Porter.
northropfrye (2775) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another great Black IPA from Indeed. Dark black, piney aroma. Excellent beer.
bookman10 (732) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 Pours a dark, dark brown with a fairly thick, lasting, creamy head. Aroma of coffee and roasted grain. Flavor is dominated by the roasted grain and coffee flavors up front, with some nice hop bitterness underneath. Nice smooth mouthfeel and finish. This is one of my favorite BIPAs and the one I most often compare others to.
nsquishee (630) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice balance between chocolate and roasted malts combined with the backing of plenty of hops. Sweet, bitter, and spicy on the finish. Very good- Indeed!
piscator34 (2128) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of dark chocolate-like roasted malt, char, and piney C hops. Very dry in the mouth with notes of white grapefruit, chalk, coal, and char before a chocolate and grassy hop bitter finish. Parhaps a bit too roasty dry for my taste, but still a very solid black IPA