RateBeer


 No Score 

Requires
more ratings

Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sometimes you just gotta let go and get medieval; well, we did just that with this lunker of a brew. This big old bad boy is roasty, it’s piney, it’s citrusy, and most of all its got attitude. Lots of 2-row, black patent, Carafa, oats, and a plethora of other malts combine with all kinds of American ‘C’ hops to make this obsidian concoction a truly unique imbibing experience. Careful, this hard-charger is a no holds barred beer; not for the faint of heart or those who like to see through their glass.


Bradbalk's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bradbalk (9) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 7, 2012
Had this at El Bait Shop. Poured a nice deep dark brown/black with a thin tan head, light lacing. The smell was more roasty than hoppy, but a little of both mixing together with some smoke and pine. The flavor is more like a hoppy american stout with nice roasted malts, a touch of chocolate and smoke, the hops are really only noticeable in the big juniper bitterness. The mouthfeel has a nice medium body with a touch of hoppy resin quality to it. There seems to be a slew of these underwhelming so called Black IPA’s out there that are basically just more bitter American Stouts. I seem to be saying this a lot lately but it needs more dry hopping and late hop additions.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1919) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 13, 2013
On tap at 515 brewery...pitch black pour.thin brown head... faint pine aroma... very easy drinking..this beer is my friend!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3338) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 7, 2011
On tap at the tasting room for the winery/brewery.
Pours a very deep black color with a good head and good lace.

The aroma has lots of roasty coffee notes and plenty of fruit forward hops.

The flavor is roasty, there is not a ton of roast here, but enough to give it some coffee tones. The beer is nicely bitter and not really bitter from dark roasted malt, as I perceive it most of this is hop bitterness. There is a nice fruity hop flavor throughout.
This really comes off more as a hoppy stout than a Black IPA, which is absolutely no problem with me, as it’s a pretty nice beer either way.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »





Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50