kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour with thin light tan head. Aroma is dominated by roast malt and some sweet caramel. Taste is also quite malt heavy, more sweet than roasty. Not enough IPA characteristics in this brew for me.
UkrainPubCrawler (30) - 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 (277) - 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 (1055) - 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 (700) - 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 (1262) - 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 (1211) - 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.
rederic (2794) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, very dark brown color, with a pillowy tan-colored head, nice bread, toasted, chocolate, black, biscuity malt, brown chocolate nose, with a light coffee, burnt dried fruit note and a faint earthy floral leafy, grassy hop accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity, nice dark bitter chocolate baking bar, chocolate cake, coffee, brown chocolate, chocolate bran muffin character with an earthy flowery tobacco, leafy, grassy hoppy flavour, leading towards a chocolatey, coffee, roasty maltiness, lingering leafy, grassy hop bitterness finish.
kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(tap) deep black with tan head. Toasted malt aroma with some hops. Flavor is coffee, toasted malt, with strong hop finish.
robgibbens (372) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark brown. Not quite black. Foam is nice a frothy. Aroma is roasted coffee beans which is apparent in the taste followed by a smooth finish. There is some residual aftertaste which detracts from the experience for me. Overall, not a bad drinking brew!