brosen561 (70) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @Mackenzie Pub (Minneapolis). Awesomely dark IPA that, from afar, looks as though it’s another porter or stout. However, the aroma will immediately notify you of the difference you are about to experience. Wonderful hoppy floweriness on the aroma. Smooth to drink, but a little thin on the palate. Nice hoppy grassy flavor with maple and chocolate on top from the malt, well balanced. Overall, a very nice beer for relaxing.
Niko100 (1923) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap; Dark brown/black color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted malt, floral hops, & chocolate; Flavor of slight roasted malt, floral/pine hops, and citrus; Finish is only slightly bitter; Overall, more of a black ale than an IPA - but tasty.
commonshawn (314) - - FEB 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at red cow. Pint. Black with white tan head. Smells of roasted malt and tastes of it too. But has the ipa elements I’d expect as well. Feels nice on the tounge. Well done.
Steasy66 (837) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Odd beer. Thin and really roasty. Very little aroma. Somewhat acidic. Pour at Thomas, FFF,
BeerBeforeH20 (128) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, black with an off white head. Aroma of citrus hops with hints of pine, coffee, and dark malta. Taste was decent, nothing really stood out as being dominant in the flavor profile with a bitter hop finish. Good brew overall.
cards04 (1595) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with some spotty lacing. Faint aromas of coffee and roasted malt. Similar flavors with some nice hop finish.
northropfrye (2072) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not the hoppiest black IPA but still nice. Dark roasty with a lot of flavour. Nice.
Bacterial (1370) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Surly. Thin black pour, slightly hoppy nose. Nice balance of toasty malt character with pine hops. Yummy!
kathouse (916) - Nevada, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This does not remind me of a black IPA, but is certainly respectable. Deep chocolate aroma. Medium full body with good hop flavor to counter the porter style malts. Finish is warm and bittersweet. Nice.
Mongo1965 (15) - Albertville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great younger cousin to Darkness. Made from the spent grains and overall is a great beer.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Surly. I have to say I prefer this to Darkness. It is almost like an American Strong Ale with a Darkness base. Nice combinations of the roasted malt, with some added sugar and citrus hops.