marcus (10880) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 11, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2015 Bottle from Locke’s Party Shoppe. Pours black with a modest beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a hearty treacle and citrus flavor with a bitter finish. An excellent example of black IPA. Evolutionary (540) - Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle from Oxford beer store. Pours black. Little head and thick body. Lots of hop and malt to balance it. Alcohol shines thru. Would do again but already had another before. Christpuncher (3215) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2015
This one is super malty beer. Smells malty and has a very carbonated finish. Not the best beer I have had. Pours reddish brown in color with a cream head. Had at Arcadia.
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Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, cocoa, pine hops, & some citrus; Flavor of roasted malt, dark chocolate, pine hops, some caramel, and citrus; Finish is fairly bitter; Nice. kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Black brew, small white head. Mellow. Roasty, nutty, dried dark plum and apricot aroma. Mellow body. Peachy. Roasty fruitiness. naturally good.
mansquito (7148) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Total Wine, Delaware 12oz: Pours murky brown with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, hints of chocolate, and a hop. Basically, I didn’t get that much hop aroma, nor did I get much bitterness in the taste. I got instead a sort of bland, strong brown ale with this one. I don’t think the bottle was too old as Total Wine has generally good turnover. I mean it wasn’t bad, but I would barely call this a Black IPA. commonmac (1370) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2014 Tap in snifter glass at Clark Street Ale House. Cask pour. Deep black with frothy, yet understated head. Aroma is coffee like with heavy roasted malts. Flavor also leans that direction with bitterness at the front and mild sweetness in the middle. Aftertaste reminiscent of coffee but more enjoyable than drinking that swill. I think it would be better as a traditional pour than a cask. Worthy of another sample. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle; dark brown in color with a light brown head. Aroma was good with with roasted malt, fruit, earth, pine, flowers, and sweetness. Fairly balanced brew and easy to drink. Roasted, slight sweetness, earthy and piney. salvaticas (1021) - - MAY 10, 2014
On tap at Comerica Park. Pours a pitch smooth black. Nice maltiness on the nose. Good, smooth, hoppy flavor
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Pours out black with a big light tan head. Aroma is of light citrus hops, grass, roasted malts, light chocolate. Taste is oily roasted malts, light coffee, sugary sweet chocolate, citrus hops, light syrup and a bitter finish.