vtafro (2317) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Earthy, pine and chocolate aromas. Roasted chocolate and some earthy musky tones.
dcschiller (2200) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from hbmason! Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma has roast, dank resiny hops and pine. Taste is semi-sweet and bitter. Thin bodied with a dry finish. One of the better examples of the style.
matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber shared by jsprime. black with a tan head. big hoppy nose with a complimentary complex black malt aroma. the flavour is well balanced and complex. drink with the weight of an IPA but with the complexity of a young hoppy impy stout. very good black IPA.
Fred82 (2091) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared my marcdesthya.
Appearance : Pitch black with a big creamy brown head. Nice lacing.
Aroma : Great fresh leafy and citrusy hops. Nice passion fruits.
Taste : Great hops, leafy, fresh and citrusy again. Light roasted malt. Finish is a bit roasty with light notes of coffee.
Overall : Great hop profile. Really enjoyable an tasty. Among the good examples of the style but not a top example. Still very clean and well made like everything from Sean Lawson !
Reynolds314 (2011) - Connecticut, USA - APR 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was very impressed with this. Basically a super hoppy porter. Aroma is ashy, coffee, citrus, grass, soapy. Taste is very rich and roasty with a huge hop profile dominated by citrus and resin. Flavor explosion.
AdamJackson (1995) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finally opened this up hopefully it hasn’t fallen off. Enjoyed in a standard pint glass with buddies at around 40 degrees F. Almost midnight black, solid head that stuck around for a while..maybe my glass wasn’t clean? Smell is very roasty with tangerines and nuts. Taste is roasted malts, hint of chocolate, nuts like almonds and a mild bitterness. Pine and Citrus hop flavors and some oakyness at the finish.
Rustyham (1707) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As far as black iPas go, this is very citrusy with most of the roastiness kept subdued. As dark as other black ipas, aroma has navel orange and smoke
Lukaduke (1675) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Black Back. Pours a deep burnt umber with two fingers of thick tan foam. The nose is grassy, piney and full of roasted chocolate. The palate is smooth and velvety with a nice carbonation level and flavors to match the nose. Big chocolate roast, sticky pine and a long super roasty finish that holds a good bitterness and cleans up the palate on the finish !
merc7186 (1665) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Black Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Thick Off White Head, Some Lacing
S: Resin, Dark Roasted Malts
T: Resin, Dark Roasted Malts, Mild Coffee
M: Great Carbonation, Medium To Full Bodied, Smokey, Mildly Bitter
Overall, a really good with a nice smokey black malts and hoppy taste.
Marheb (1639) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Un croisement bien opportun entre un café latte et une ipa de la côte ouest avec une présence en bouche pas loin d’être extraordinaire.