mnurda (1214) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned sample at ribeye jacks. Thick black colour. Malty boozy. Liked the hops. Great beer
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TheJester (2242) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bar Hop. Looks like a stout in colour and head. Smells like an it should; a blend of roasty, mocha-y malt and resiny hops. This is joined by a hint of booze in the flavour. No single flavour dominates. Breweries are refining this style, and this one is a good example of the development of the style. Nice beer.
HipHopOpotamus (233) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nickel Brook has been busy coming out with some very good and interesting beers. This is a great black IPA. Roasted with full body. Would be ranked higher except Black IPA’s aren’t my favourite taste wise, but I still enjoyed it!
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[5235-20130419] 650mL bottle. Cardboardy wood malt hops aroma has a mild coffee note in the background. Black body with a huge long-lasting tan head. Char-roasted coffee wood and bitter roasted hops flavour. Full body is bitter and bold. Delicious and surprisingly well-balanced. (7/4/9/4/16) 4.0
probstblueribbon (3394) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle from the brewery shared with my bro. Deep brown-black with a decent tan head. Strong dank, pungent, resinous hops, some nice dark malt aromas, grapefruit peel, sticky and sweet, very roasted, nice. Medium-plus body, moderate effervescence. Strong rue bread crust, big inky, resinous hops, nice molasses maltiness, dank and resinous, really good; sweet with big bitterness and a long molasses and pine finish. Very good.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks Colin . Black , huge frothy tan head . Wonderful big fruity hop aroma . Taste is a huge fruity hop kick over a surprisingly light foamy body . Alcohol warms your ears but not really present . At this alcohol and ibu, it is I impressive to make this not just am alcoholic hop juice sort of thing . Great job guys .
BreWedge (420) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Union 613 Ottawa. Pours a near opaque dark brown with a thick creamy mocha head. Aroma is assertive pine resin and tropical citrus. Taste is dominated by an assertive pine resin but there's also some roasty malts and a bit of smoke and earth. Medium body and carbonation with a long astringent finish. Very nice beer.
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kevinsenn (1595) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; pricey at $12, especially considering I bought directly from the brewery. Pours pitch black with a thin brown head. Aroma: this is Nickel Brook? Huge fruity hops with slight roast notes; wonderful! Taste: again, this is Nickel Brook?? Licorice, molasses, roasty, slight fruit notes, bitter finish. Tasty. Syrupy, full body. I hope Nickel Brook can keep up this quality in their future offerings; well done!
gramity (1582) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, frothy tan head really sticks to the glass. Big roasty aroma. There’s some smoke, licorice, resin, nutty and sweet with a sharp booziness. Medium and creamy cask body. Roasted light bitterness throughout with a very dry hoppy, boozy finish.
GregClow (3027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Rhino. Deep brown with a thin, creamy mocha-tan head. Big aroma that balances stout-like roastiness with over-the-top hops. Flavour similarly finds a good balance between big, dark malts (cocoa, coffee) and big, sticky hops (pine, citrus). Body is full, supporting the flavours well. A great example of the style, really enjoyable.