PhillyCraft (7591) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2016
Can, pours a brownish amber color with a small to medium head. Lacing was just ok. Smell and taste are roasted malt, pineapple, grass, sweet malt, and toffee. Carbonation was light to medium on this can. An alright black spa but nowhere near as good as Wookie. lefossoyeur (615) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2016
Pours dark ruby with a brownish head that stays on for a while. Light piney notes with caramel. medium bodied, average carbonation, smooth palate with lots of sweet notes at first, light tar, dried raisins, light black malt astringency, finishing on a balanced bitterness. Easy drinking black IPA, with the balance being the focus. Luvystypotables (2029) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2016
A smoked malt and pine hope aroma, pours a black color with a thick brown foamy head. Medium body with a smokey malt and pine resin taste with a piney hop finish. jcnielsen (3413) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Can. Pours a deep brown color with off white head. Roasty, hoppy, malty, slight herbal aromas. Roasty, hoppy, malty, slight herbal flavors. ineedbeer (2209) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Poured from a 12 oz can with a best by date of 11/10/2016.
Aroma is fairly malt forward with quite a bit of chocolate and roast. Moderate pine resin and woody hop notes. A light citrus note.
Pours dark brown, but not quite black with a medium sized, moderately thick, dark tan head that recedes steadily to the edges where it lingers for a bit. Meidum lacing and no legs.
Flavor is slightly sweet with moderately strong roast notes, toasted bread, and hints of chocolate. A dry finish with high bitterness. Moderate woody and pine resin hop notes.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, an alright beer but I’m not a fan of the black IPAs. The malt profile dominates and the only hop character is bitterness and wood - all of my least favorite things in IPAs.
SDalkoholic (2395) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Aluminum can: Poured a medium brown liquid and was topped with a gentle film of foam. Aroma is subtle with a minor perfume of hops that have faded away with time. Nose also picks up notes of sweet syrupy malts that might have a chance of roast but that too has faded. The drink is well balanced between the hops and the malts and despite the shelf life one month past its expiration, the beer still taste good. It does have a bit of sour milk or bitter citrus peel but minimal and is really only noticed in the finish. emartell (352) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - JUL 16, 2016
En cuanto al aroma, Maltas tostadas en primera instancia y algo de notas citricas posteriormente.
De color obscuro con notas rubies a contra luz, cuerpi medio, buena corona de espuma con retención media.
En boca maltas tostadas, amargor medio y buen equilibrio.
Al paladar es una cerveza agradable y que se toma con suma facilidad, sin embargo me quedó a deber en cuanto al estilo. En mi opinión las notas a lupulo son muy tenues, y son las maltas tostadas las que destacan. Le falta complejidad.
En resumen es una buena cerveza, pero no tan apegada al estilo en mi opinión. markextrae (4450) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
sample from can, poured a deep brown colour with a mocha coloured head. nose is roasted coffee, toasted malts, citrus notes, slight resinous pine needles, licorice, pretty hop bitter aftertaste. not really a classic black ipa imo. BierMeHoos (644) - Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2016
How: 12 ounce can, from mixed six-pack.
Appearance: Looks a lot like coffee. Even the head has a creamy, bone-like tone to it.
Aroma: sweet and piney hops with notes of roasted malts.
Taste: First piney, then malty, then piney again, and a final wash of cocoa malts. A fair bit of cocoa powder, toast malts, lactose, and oatmeal accompany the piney body.
Palate: Medium bodied, yet still crisp and refreshing. Moderate carbonation props it up and finishes on a semi-dry parch.
Overall: I thought the balance of flavors that were helped from the mouthfeel really made this a good ale. ciocanelu (2801) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUN 21, 2016
Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has some grassy hops and roasted malt but I doesn’t go into stout territory. Taste is quite good and really balanced. There are grassy/resiny hops but also a good amount of roasted malt. There is a nice bitterness on the finish, roasty but also hoppy. Light to medium body with medium to low carbonation. Overall it’s a quite good BIPA.