Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Share this beer with friends!
This winter seasonal is in the style of a black IPA. It has the characteristics of an American IPA in having intense bold hop flavors with a twist of dark malt bringing out the roasted chocolate flavor. Three different types of hops and imported dark crystal malts are used to maximize this flavor and create fresh hop taste and aroma. It is dry-hopped in the fermenter to give it its great hop aroma. This brew was meant to be consumed immediately upon opening on that cold winter evening. Enjoy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Brown, off white head. Lots of the dark roasted malt flavor with a good hops hit to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thinker (62) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Black stout color with a tam head. Aroma is malty and sweet. Initially has a ipa flavor but then malt and barley begin to dominate. Great black ipa. Thinker

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10447) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is milk chocolate, nutty and toasted caramel malt, pine, resin, and grapefruit hops with dark fruity esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, well balanced with chocolate malt and dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2633) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Bomber from Windy City. Roasty toasty nose. Some hoppiness as well. Fairly smooth mouthfeel. Decent hop character with a dominating roastiness. May be from the winter, so the hop character could have faded. Still pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1069) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Taste is a nice blend of chocolate, hoppy bitterness, charred wood and malt. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WhitestRhino (2) - - JUN 10, 2012 does not count
Really nice black IPA. Roasty chocolatey and a well balanced hop bitterness and aroma. A little on the expensive side but that may be due to it being imported. Great label, good to see a bodyboarder rather than a surfer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6094) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Bottle. Black pour with nice bubbly tan foam. Aroma is prickly roast, flavor is ultra creamy and smooth chocolate malted and some light bitterness, makes a great stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4984) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Black with a cream head. Nose is coffee, hops, chocolate, and bitter. Smooth palate, chocolate up front, coffee, hops, citrus, and a nice finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dyetube (1245) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Bottle from the bottle shop. Pours black with a thin tan head. The aromas are citrus, grass, chocolate. The mouthfeel is dry, roasty and bitter with a heavy body and medium carbonation. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2831) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2012
650 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, long duration, beige head, with some lacing, over a clear, brown (SRM 25) body....nose is dusty cocoa, coffee, chocolate, hints of pine, citrus....taste is cocoa, chocolate, then lighter coffee, citrus, pine bitterness....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, carbonation low adding a prickly spritz. This meets the style quite nicely, is quite nourishing, with adequate complexity in both aroma and flavor. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3 4  5  6 7 8

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50