notalush (5234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Vine Street - black pour with a thick, lasting tan head - looks pretty amazing, actually - nose is deep roast, anise, chocolate, light smoke, woody hops - flavor is fairly similar to the nose - a lot.of anise and bitter chocolate from the malt, woody character from the hops, ending with deep roast and strong bitterness - marginal belgian character - very solid imperial black ipa.
Brouwerij (956) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Mtn Sun. Pours brown with fine khaki head, decent retention, thin lace. Aroma is hoppy and citrus on the nose, with big fruit and ester tones, banana, apple from the belgian yeast, overall smells quite sweet. Flavor is sweet, fruity, with a mildly hoppy, citrus, pine finish. Aroma and flavor don’t really match. Only the faintest hint of perceived roast. Soft carbonation, light body, and juicy texture. A decent Black IPA.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on tap at the Southern Sun in March. A really nice brew with a roasted malty base in the IPA. A rather enjoyable version of this beer type.
Steve_0 (3188) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Vine Street. Pour is deep brown, almost black with a big khaki head and great lacing. Roasty, cocoa, somewhat spicy, grapefruity, orange peel, earthy, a touch herbal, and bready aroma. Taste is big roasty, bready, herbal, earthy, grapefruit, grass, somewhat spicy, coffee, and chocolate with a medium bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. I really dig the way the Belgian yeast intertwines with the toasty malt profile and juicy hops.
Tide (2069) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at brewery. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with caramel, hops, chocolate, earthy notes, citrus and ripe fruits. Wonderful blend of different styles in body. Bitter finish roasted malts and hops. Excellent specialty brew.
BeerandBlues2 (10547) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Vine Street. Pours clear black with a medium, creamy, light tan head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is dank, herbal, and pine hops, chocolate and roast malt with prunes and dates. Flavor is dark malt, moderate hops and bitterness, and dark fruit with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Ratman197 (10732) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Vine Street poured a clear dark reddish brownwith a lasting tan head. Aromas of charcoal, roastiness, grapefruit and pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, charcoal, grapefruit and light pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering roasty finish.
3fourths (8481) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. dark brown body, slightly muddy, with a medium brown head of average retention. roast and plum dominant nose is doughy / bready / muddy from the yeast. medium body, somewhat chewy, moderately bitterness, light char surrounded by chocolate chew roast and burnt plums and a lingering caramel malt finish. decent.
adnielsen (9920) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Vine Street. Black appearance with a dark brown appearance. Quite roasty, dark chocolate, a bit piney aroma. Really a delicious roasty flavor with some dark chocolate, piney, earth, and plenty of coffee. Really an excellent beer.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Vine Street Pub in Denver, CO. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is dry roasts and juicy grapefruit pines with a solid chocolate backing and a few florals. Flavor is juicy grapefruit pines and a solid roast up front with a good amount of chocolate providing a moderate sweetness. A few florals in the middle as the hops remain fairly juicy and the roasts and chocolate keep things balanced. Finishes dry, roasty, and piney, but has a nice juicy citrus and chocolate sweetness. Medium bitterness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste that follows a medium body and a medium-light carbonation. Overall, a solid Black IPA. Well hopped with some juicier citruses, plenty of roasts, and a nice chocolate backing. Good beer.