IndianaRed (4937) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 25, 2013
22oz Bomber pours black with mahogany highlights. Thin quick light tan head and spotty lacing. Light sweet roast aroma with a little sour. Porter like. Light roasted flavor, with a little smoke and dark wheat notes. Thin bodied and attenuated. A session-able light bodied dark ale. thedm (6309) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2013
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy finely sized yellow brown colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation semi-opaque ruby red brown colored body and a poor lacing. The aroma was musty and dark malt. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish with a mellow hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of black malt wood and hops. An OK brew just nothing special. Arayaga2 (2218) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Black with a mild, sweet roasty, nutty aroma. Taste is the same, with delucate vanilla and almond notes, but this is not a black ipa. 5/22oz stevoj (5434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Not too far removed from a dunkel/tmavy, pours almost black (very dark brown), thin beige head, roast/smoky aroma, some oak barrel/wood notes. Taste is also mostly roast grains, for an IPA, hops are in the background, almost an afterthought. Good dark beer, but tough to classify. cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2013
On tap, pours a night dark black with a tan head. Nose is hops and malt and a bit of roast. Nice mix of roast/stout notes and IPA hops. Finish is crisp and clean.
radarsock (1207) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Bought for $8.99 at Hunger Mountain. To undersized snifter, it pours a deep purplish charcoal brown with a beige-ringed head half a finger in length. Tastes and smells of black olive juice, prunes, grill char, wet ash, ginger, herbs, grass, and roasted peanuts. Sawdust, cedar, London yeast, and bitter hops by swallow. Has a nice creaminess. Better than expected. UncleJ (17) - - JUL 5, 2013
A fantastic entry to the black beer market: a nearly perfect blend of chocolate, roasted, and coffee notes with an easy finishing body. Hops balance doesn't steal the show from the roast malt nuances that make this one a standout.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Pour is black with red edges and lots of tan head and a few larger bubbles. Nose is dark malt, lightly smoked, light hop presence behind with a bit of herbal green hop behind. Taste is not super expressive, dark black malt that is lightly smoked, the hop isn’t as prevalent, still a touch green, bitter coffee towards the finish and lingering. Well carbonated smooth medium body. Not bad. mikem409 (2029) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Tap. Pours black with tan head. Roasted aroma. Taste is bitter flight fruity chocolate. XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle. Deep brown with ruby highlights, and an off white airy cap that quickly reduces to a sustaining blanket. Spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and raisin. Taste is tart fruit, roasted malt, a lingering sour. Some piney hops but not a bunch. Kind of an odd black ipa. Was expecting more out of this.