beerchugger (717) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Pours a dark brown with slightly translucent edges. Slight bitter hops in the aroma, light coffee tones to it as well. The bitter coffee is on the forefront of the palate. Leads into a rich full bodied beer that ends dry and a little bitter. The finish is short. AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Draft at the Cincy Winter Beerfest. Aroma is very hoppy with a roasted malt backbone. Notes of coffee, dark chocolate, and citrus stand out. Palte is smooth and complex. Flavor is bitter and dry. I am impressed with this beer. It really combines an IPA with an Imperial Stout. Most black IPAs that I have tried have really just been a dark colored IPA, but with this beer, I could really pull out the roasted malts. Very complex. strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Draft. Black with light tan head. Powerful hoppy and roasted aroma. Medium carbonation, a little creamier than a typical IPA. Long finish that is flavorful. Good all around beer. pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Aroma: Very interesting--roasted chocolate and caramel malts, but with floral hops underneath. Lots of things happening in the nose of this one. NateBarnett (75) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Appearance: Clear black with a thick tan head that dissipated too quickly.
Taste: Medium-heavy sweetness with a light bitterness in the finish.
Palate: Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, with a decent finish.
Overall: It’s drinkable, and it’s not something I’d snub my noise at were it served to me at a party, but I’m not overly blown away by this beer.
Can. Pours a dark brown, almost black with a light brown head. Aroma is floral with licorice, citrus, and chocolate. Taste is sweet chocolate, bitter hops, with a strong sour element as well.
rocbyter (2165) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Strong orange citrus aroma. Black color with a large brown head. Sweet and bitter beginning. Bitter fades faster than the sweet in the finish. abcfan (928) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Very solid brew. Pours a very dark brown with a creamy tan head. Very light citrus hop aroma. Taste is very interesting, nicely hopped with malty backbone...primarily caramel roast with some dough and hops. Mouthfeel is really solid, with good carbonation. Finish is very dry and bitter hops. Would drink again. Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2011
shared at the tampa crew tasting 2-9-2011. lively carb, rather bitter, grape peels, dull roasted malt. okay. coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Can. Dark ruby with a small tan head. Aroma is excellent: sweet roasted malt, dark fruit, a surprising hop twang (but not, I suppose, for an IPA). Flavor is all over the place and not quite satisfying: sweet high end, thin body, not much roasted malt, odd sour note, somewhat bitter finish. Maybe I just don’t get the whole black IPA thing -- or maybe this one doesn’t quite work. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2011
21st Amendment Brewery BACK in BLACK Black IPA--American IPA Brewed With Rich Dark Malts--2010 12 oz. MicroCan. 6.80% ABV. 65 IBU’s. (2.5 / 5.0) Cascadian Dark Ale. Thickish pour. Big dense thick tan head with mild lace. Dark ruby edged black color. Fruity herbal mild floral hop front. Minimal black malt toast notes. Mild sweet toasted dry textured slightly fruity roasted black cherry body. Dry mild hop spice end. Confused Brew!! Hops there but not. Dark malts taste fruity without roastiness. Easy to drink with clean crisp mild citrus hop end. Sampled 2/7/2011. 6-Pack purchased for $9.00 at PCC--Fremont, Seattle on 7/29/2010.