guinnesses (11) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is citrus American hops, roasted malt, chocolate. Flavor is a battle between hop bitterness and roasted malts, the flavors of which seem to clash. The finish is a bit harsh as well as the roast and hops continue to fight it out. An interesting beer, but one was enough.
obguthr (3375) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coffee and raisn nose, not strong. Mahogany, thick tan head, good lacing. Medium body. Smoky charred oak, raisin accent, parsley, grass. Very slightly vegetal in a not so good way. Solid, but like so many IDAs, it comes across more like an hoppy porter.
islay (854) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 1-30-14. Pleasant aroma features cookie, brownie, light black licorice, cumin, and char scents. Pours a very dark brown with a small amount of beige head. Ordinary appearance. In the flavor, hops are noticeable but overpowered by the roasted malts. Roasted coffee and vanilla flavors. A bit fruit-juicy in the finish; grape popsicle. Light to medium body. Fizzy, frothy, and a bit lively in the palate. Simple and forgettable overall.
Iphonephan (2599) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Bozeman MT. Pours clear dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aromao of toasted nuts. Flavors roasted malt with some woody notes. Meidum bodied, high carbonation, bitter finish.
UkrainPubCrawler (57) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2013 I love dark IPA’s and this is definitely one of my favorites. Extremely hoppy but well balanced and with a smooth finish. Absolutely delicious!
djroehler (289) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark brown, thick tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt. Taste is rich dark roasted malt, coffee, bitter and herbal hops, then citrus comes through.
mnurda (1077) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled sample from happy Harrys. Rich dark colour. Nice malt flavour with good amount of hops. Very tasty
vikingguy (744) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown. Chocolate malts and some grassy hops on the nose. Tastes like a bitter chocolate stout. Just alright for me.
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Ed5388 (1598) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle shared by JohnGonk! Pours a dark brown to black color with a thin foamy tan head. Aroma of mostly sweet caramel, some roasted malt, citrus, and a hint of hazelnut. Taste of bitter roasted coffee, sweet caramel, lemon juice, and grapefruit.
cards04 (1395) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Happy Harrys Beer and Bacon Festival in Grand Forks. Nice roasty and hoppy aromas and flavours. Well Balanced.
mully262 (56) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark body with off white head. This is definitely more on the stout side of the black IPA style. Like a really nice stout with noticable hops, rather than just a darkened or slightly roasted malt IPA, which is more typical of black IPAs. Anyway, this was unique and very tasty.