Ratman197 (14842) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, earthiness, noble hops, grassiness and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of cocoa, earthiness, noble hops and a hint of citrus with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering earthy cocoa finish. drowland (8758) - Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Late December, 2012. 12oz bottle from HyVee Milan, I believe - or maybe something my dad snagged for me. Deep brown pour with a small khaki head. Light hop aroma with coffee and plenty of alcohol, oddly enough. Coffee and hop in the flavor as well, with bitter and acidic roasted malts. Meh. Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Black pour, red highlights if held to light, not a huge smell, not bad, not thrilled....... Meh....
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 9, 2013
pours super deep clear brown, brown head, aroma of nut and raisen, some cream..has sort of a tinny start, but smooths into some hazelnut, some roasted coffe bean, hopps, not bad Jndubbs (120) - Austin, Iowa, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Bitey start, smooth finish. Smells like poop, but tastes better than that. Not a fan of IPA's, but not hoppy enough to hate it.
EricDodge (2) - Waterloo, Iowa, USA - JAN 9, 2013 does not count
Very good. Nice hoppiness for a very black beer. Not overly malty and has a nice roastiness. Baraboos arent pushing any envelopes in their beers but make a good style beer that will appeal to more people GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Deep reddish-brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is roasted malt, sweet fruity hops. Taste is nice roasted malt, nice hop balance. Good aftertaste and nice lacing. wlajwl (6813) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Aroma is pine, grapefruit and spicy. The flavor is grapefruit, fruit, dark bread and a tangy/bitter finish. CanIHave4Beers (4187) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Hy-Vee exclusive Black IPA? so absurd it’s ridiculous.fidelis83 (2441) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Pours a very dark brown color with a tight medium sized head.
The aroma is leafy and earthy hops, lightly fruity and very woody.
The flavor is bitter with some molasses, roasty and fruity, mildly astringent but otherwise clean.
Nothing I’d really care to have much of but I can’t say I didn’t enjoy the bottle.
Dark brown pour with a thin, creamy beige head. Aroma is earthy, nutty, orange slice candy, planty, caramel, cereal, herbal hops and light toffee. Flavor is caramel, roast, more orange slice candy, pine, baguette, medicinal notes and light mocha. Light to medium body with a slick entry, light but sharp carbonation, leading to a dry, slightly oily finish. Meh.