Dacrza (960) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2016
DATE: June 3, 2016... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... OCCASION: Relaxing after a nice coach pitch win....pours a powerful three-finger brown head that is creamy, rocky, foamlike lacing... the black body akin to cola... aroma has the strength of punchy citrus--lemon, watermelon--with the malt-forward spiciness, especially pepper and toasted bread.... the palate is warming, slightly crunchy, dry at the finish, and nicely textured for a beer at 6.8% ABV... medium-bodied and, as the write-up suggests, quite mellow.... the flavor is malty, spicy and hoppy in balance... enough citrus exists to evoke an IPA, while the low end bakes nicely in the taste buds... another quality offering from 21st Amendment, and a beer that dangerously entices the drinker to session... Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2016
Can. Dark reddish brown. Hoppy aroma. Floral, grassy, minty. Taste is sticky date, cherry and fig, cola, baking bread. Nice bitterness. Feels more of a hoppy brown than black IPA but good stuff regardless. blackisle (2522) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2016
Can 12fl.oz. Poured into a teku glass. Opaque dark brown, tall creamy tan head, good retention and lacing; aroma roasted malts, coffee, light licorice, black currants, blackberries, light citrus; taste medium sweet and bitter, roast malts, chocolate, dark fruits; sweetbitter middle part and aftertaste, some alcohol and spicy notes; medium body, oily texture, average carbonation; complex, well-balanced and tasty, very good. eaglebones (105) - Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Can. Pours dark brown (cola color) with medium off white head. Aroma is citrus, roasted malt, and chocolate. Sweet with hints of chocolate followed by moderate bitterness. Medium body and carbonation with some warmth going down. Interesting, well-balanced IPA. jmgreenuk (9306) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 27, 2016
Can from Thirsty, River Valley Road, Singapore. Poured a clear dark brown colour with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is light roasty mat, light grass, resin hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a smooth, light citrus, grassy hop bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.
LF_Evan (4) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2016 does not count
L: Looks a lot like coffee. Even the head has a creamy, bone-like tone to it.
S: Chocolate orange
T: Significantly more hop-forward than roasty. The Centennial hops are showcased well, bringing a bright tangerine quality to the flavor profile. The supporting dark malts are pleasantly mild and add some depth to the finish with notes of chocolate brownie and black tea.
F: Velvety carbonation and resinous hop oils coat every inch of the palate, letting the hops and following roasted malts cling long after the last sip.
O: On the drinkable side of black IPAs, but not sacrificing any complexity.
Pair with chocolate ice cream, crab rangoon, sweet potato fries.
profXpat (30) - ITALY - MAY 18, 2016
Ipa plus chocolate malt stout. Well balanced. Good. Nice black ipa. Dark black color. csaso (2266) - Missouri, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Can - big beige foamy head, very dark brown almost black color, big piney hop aroma and flavor, solid malt backbone but not roasty at all (good for this style), resiny finish, very good overall
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Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some caramel malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2016
Pours a dark brown color with dark ivory almost tan colored head. Pine, roasted malt, bread, and some grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium to full bodied. Finishes with pine and roast.