skrip (228) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2017 onystrom (1335) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, - FEB 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour with fine head (IPA wtf?). Nice hoppy aroma. Very hoppy with lots of burnt malt. A very nice combo.
750ml bottle poured into a Jester King/Cantillon Zwanze Day tulip.
A~ pitch black with a big soapy like tan head. along with a lot of lacing.
S~ citrusy hops and dank grass up front. faint roasty malts in the background along with a bit of fresh coffee and dark chocolate.
T~ extremely citrusy from the hops. i’m guessing citra, simcoe, and nelson. nelson seems to add some amazing vomit like flavor haha a lot like a dark Enjoy By. (if there is nelson that is haha) the taste then proceeds to follow the nose with a ton of roasty malts, coffee, and dark bitter chocolate.
M~ nice silky smooth feel. with less hops this is what the original version of Daybreak should have been in my opinion. nice carbonation and refreshing as well.
O~ i’m actually very impressed by this colab. yesss.... it IS a Grassroots colab. haha super well balanced and honestly might be one of my favorite black IPA’s. once again i’m biased cause this is one of my favorite styles. hence the high rating =] BigBeer45 (1557) - Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2017
Bottle sampled in a glass,
this beer was dark brown / black, it had a nice, thick, creamy looking chocolate shake cover of bubbles, it left nice spots and partial rings of lacing on the glass,
the nose had aromas of grapefruit citrus and herb hops, chocolate, roasted malt, some dark cocoa, faint dark fruit (prune & fig),
malt sweetness with some brown sugar,
the flavors were big roasted malt, coffee, citrus hops, some dark and bitter chocolate, faint licorice in the background,
some malt sweetness and a hint of molasses,
there was a good hop bite with roasted malt bitterness, the bitterness lingered on the tongue,
the mouth feel was medium, this drink was nice and creamy, and there was average carbonation,
this beer was a very roasted malt IPA beer, a nice drink. angel77 (3751) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2017
Botella 50 cl en el Lúpulo. Tomada en junio 2015. Lote 866 hasta 09..2015. Color negro intenso con espuma beige oscuro más menos persistente nearbeer (5559) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 30, 2017
500 ml. no bottling date evident. Black pour with a humongous foam that settles to a sticky disc. Nose is mild but pleasant mix of cocoa, resin and citrus. Tastes of cocoa, doughnut, orange zest and light peppery resin. Medium-plus body has medium carbonation and a drinkable balance. 77ships (10810) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2017
Draft glass @ Billie’s Bier Kafétaria. Black indeed with a creamy tanned head. Nose is pine resin, very thick, herbal bitter, raw with some red grape, illusion of black chocolate, very bitter, raw. Taste is extremely bitter, one of the harshest IPA’s I have ever had, extremely really, very bitter herbal, lingering, burned malts, low very bitter licorice, burned malts, lingering burned malts, bitterness really last, very bitter red grape, aggressive,... Very thick black malt, syrup, burned malts, roast body. Extremely bitter in a more old fashioned fashion, brutal, enjoyable even if hard to drink.
JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Nose ginger bread. Pale beige head. Dark black color. Malty and hoppy taste. Some spices too. Hoppy bitterness at end. wlajwl (7011) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Aroma is dark malts and sugary/citrus/fruit. The flavor is pine needles, citrus/fruit, dark malts and a mix of sugar and spices in the finish. Bought on a five dollar markdown, probably was old, but was pretty good for its age. willisread (3554) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers. Deep black with very little head. Big coffee and baker’s chocolate nose, piney hops, a bit of cabernet. Sharp bitterness with some almost vinous like sourness. Hopey, piney bite on the finish with some roastiness. Maxbier (999) - Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Dark brown Nearly black pour with brown head. Herbal piney hop aroma with hints of cocoa. Up front flavor is dark bitter cocoa. Spicy piney hop character. The two flavors seem to live independently in the beer. Whatever I think about is what I am tasting. italianjohn (3228) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Black pour with a thin off white head .... Aroma of resinous and citrusy/piney hops and roasted malts/coffee .... Taste is of piney and citrusy hops, resinous and roasted malts with light coffee .... Very resinous lots of grapefruit and pine .... Has a slick and oily body .... Sessionable and tasty