ContemplateBeer (2089) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 17, 2012argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2013
I knew you’d enter it first... Aroma of some citrus/grapefruit balanced by roasty/chocolate malts. Appearance is tarry black with bone head. Flavor matches the nose; the hop/malt balance is about 60/40, with a fairly bitter finish. Palate is soft and chewy. Good.
Draft. Small beige head atop cola dark-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pine, roast, light bittersweet chocolate/caramel. Light-medium body, some stickiness. nimbleprop (8278) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2013
10oz pour at Churchkey DC. Pours a watery, mahogany brown with some fluffy, lacing, white head. Nose is a mix of malt and citrus, cracker, light toast, some rubber, grapefruit peel, lime, some soap. Flavor is malty, cracker, smoke, toast, orange pith, soap, pepper, a strange rubber flavor. Medium bodied, dry, astringent finish. reggiedunlop (3717) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2013
pours dark brown with a thick foamy tan head. aroma has mild burnt notes...sone roast and bitter coffee. flavor is burnt bitter with a hint of very bitter coffee and a touch of pepper. mouthfeel is light and the finish is roasty/burnt and bitter. Maverick34 (3206) - New York, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Draught via brouwerij lane. Dark pour. Roasted malts predominantly. Not too choppy. Pretty OK. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2013
Draft at blue monk. Creamy black pour, slight lacing small head. Roasty and chocolate dominance. Hops not really shining here. Fuller body, chocolate heavy . Very flavorful not very bitter
mcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
On tap at Bailey’s Taproom, pours a deep dark amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma of lightly roasted malt, and mild hop notes – not much on the nose. Flavour of mildly bitter hops, though very restrained, along with toasted malts and some lactic qualities. Not as strong or flavourful for a black IPA, but drinkable enough. Decent. crossovert (12641) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Black ipa, cocoa and tropical fruits mix. It isn’t astringent, a pleasant take on the style. kassner (1655) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2012
On tap at Party Towne, rather malty for an IPA with coffee and chocolate. Ruby color and nice head. drfabulous (7812) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Draught at Lexington Beerworks. Dark roast. Almost coffee in taste. Bitter hoppy. Chocolate like. queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Tap at brewery. Chocolate, grapefruit and piney hops aroma. Deep chestnut with a small off-white head. Roasty chocolate, piney grapefruit hops flavor. Light to medium body.