Sammy (13250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2018
pour from Brian. in the style very roast with bitter finish. some burnt edges. drsandman (1692) - New York, USA - JAN 31, 2018
Can thanks to Hogan. Pours deep black, espresso head. Aroma is dark roasted malt, pine, earth, citrus, pine needle, grass. Flavor is roast, scorched earth, pine, sap, smoke, bitter citrus rind. Medium-full bodied, hoppy / roasty ale. Jabic (762) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 27, 2018
Ar: Pungent resin, but somewhat airy; catty; pine and lemon rind; hops explode. Ap: Black center with brown highlights; large mocha head with very good retention, gooey and clingy (like a malt boil or sugar caramelization) as it very slowly recedes. T: Evergreen, lemon; an edge of malt toast and char; very high bitterness, but fairly firm and clean; lots of orange and grapefruit; low sweetness; lemon and resin with lots of bitters on the finish. P: Brisk and steely; a masterful IPA combined with a stout-like appearance and light toast and roast notes. mansquito (7383) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2018
From my brother: pours black with a beige head. Aroma is piny, slightly herbal, chocolate and some citrus. Taste is fairly bitter and quite roasty. Some bitter aftertaste. Sticky mouthfeel a bit. GC1379 (53) - - JAN 1, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2018 16 oz can at home from brewery - pours Black with a fluffy tan head - slight hop in the nose - high hop slight malt in the mouth - strong hop bitterness in the palette.
bookman10 (1383) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2017
Pours an inky black, with smallish tan head. Aromas of roasted grain, hops, and coffee. Flavor is strong, roasted (almost burnt) grain, piney hops, citrus, and coffee. Very bitter finish/aftertaste. Delicious. fonefan (53400) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2017
boto (2297) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Can 1pt. @ home.
[ As Alchemist El Jefe ].
Clear medium to dark black - red brown color with a average to large, open and frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted - dark malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, moderate licorice, light to moderate pine, light wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark malt, grapefruit, citrus, fruity hops, moderate licorice, light wood, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
16oz can: This one pours a fairly opaque dark brown color. It had a bit of a tan head on it. Nice aroma. Some roastiness, orange, grapefruit, pine notes. The taste is along the same lines. A good bitter bite! gregwilsonstl (2744) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Dark brown. Nice thick frothiness. Very strong leafy aroma. Bitter as hell is spot on....but it fades fast off the palate. So much pine up front. If this were darker they should rename it Pine Tar. Thx Patrick. User134089 (1644) - - FEB 4, 2017
Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Hardwood Artisans shaker pint
From: My friend Charlie
Purchased: N/A; Received Jan. 27, 2017
Consumed: Jan. 28, 2017
Reviewed as: American Black Ale
Misc.: No COD
Was lucky enough to get 10 pretty sweet beers sent to me by a college buddy. Not the biggest fan of Black IPAs lately, but it is the Alchemist. Here’s to making it a good one.
Poured a medium brown color with two fingers of frothy khaki tan head. Serene setting underneath. Very good spotty lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.00)
Smelled hoppier than most black IPAs to start. Got that normal smokiness, but also spicy Simcoe and (because I cheated and looked at the description) some Galaxy. Also some herbal, menthol, bitter woody pine and small hints of charred wood. (Smell - 4.25)
Tasted a lot different than the nose, coming out with herbal tea to start. Also smokiness, lemon, spicy Simcoe, Citra, menthol, unsweetened iced tea, mango and cocoa. Getting than Galaxy late, but subdued. (Taste - 4.00)
Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 4.00)
Pleasantly surprised with this one. Would have it again for sure. (Overall - 4.00)
4.06 91 A-