colinw (19) - , British Columbia, - JAN 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well constructed beer, good aroma, lots of coffee, nice texture and mouthfeel, and the hops come through well. OTOH wasn’t really impressed at how the coffee matched with the IPA profile, felt a bit like drinking two beers mixed together.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy copper with a bunch of suspended sediment, a medium sized off white head and a bunch of lace. Aroma is espresso, nutty, almond milk, treacle, and citrus/tropical fruit. Flavour is espresso, medium-high bitterness, citrus, treacle, and some nutty almond notes. We’ll balanced and really enjoyable.
Reimer96 (1644) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow I wasn’t expecting this beer to be this well balanced! Aroma of coffee, citrus, grapefruit, almond milk and treacle. Taste is treacle, almond milk, citrus, grapefruit, resin, bitter espresso in the finish. Nice dry finish for such a full bodied complex beer that has a great balance of espresso, hops and malts...a trifecta!
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is lightly roasted malts, honey and most of all strong espresso. Taste is honey, roasty malts. Finishes with moderate bitterness, espresso and coffee. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
Cruzer (103) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dear god, I totally did not think this would be a good combination, but hooooooly hell was it good. Pours cloudy amber, medium head with plenty of lacing. Aroma of citrus, nuts, pine. Plenty of coffee taste, with notes of citrus, toffee, nuts, spices, and just the right amount of hops to make this a perfect blend.
jonas (6301) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy orange Amber, offwhite lace. Minerally espresso aroma with hop overtones, which seems weird. comes together on the palate: roast, Berrylike coffee notes, almost but not quite vegetal notes, broad hop profile. Mellow medium full creamy body. Dark Ipa without the "dark" and with some unusual complexity. Interesting
thb (770) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky light brown with mountains of rocky foam. Lots of coffee in the aroma, with promise of hop character. Taste is really heavy on the coffee, from start to finish. I worry this will keep me awake. There’s really not too much else. You can find a bit of piney/resiny hop character in there, and it does feel like you’re drinking a beer...but it tastes like coffee.
kbudd19 (911) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Muddy brown colour with light white head. Aroma is huge notes of coffee, pine, and floral hops. Taste is coffee roast, faint hit of pine bitterness, toasty light bitter finish. Nice, not a lot of hoppy IPA character but tasty nonetheless, especially if you like coffee (full disclosure I like coffee:)
Ferris (8953) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Espresso and grapefruit. Clear copper with a decent beige head. Espresso roast, pine and grapefruit with a nice bitterness. I laughed at this now I love it. Better than most Black IPA’s I have had. Well done.
reebtogi (5071) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours an amber color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is dominated by the espresso with some grain and hop notes. Taste is a coffee and hop bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness. If the espresso were a little more subtle I would have scored this higher. Just too much coffee in this for my tastes.
vadie (1107) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jaune sombre et brumeux (comme un IPA avec un peu du café) avec un col moyen. L’arôme très fort d’espresso avec un peu d’houblon. Le goût a un peu du malt, puis plein du cafe et une finition amer très bien équilibré. Je ne savais pas quoi pensé de ça quand je l’ai vue dans le magasin, mais c’est très bonne.