raphael (1254) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2014
roast malt, dark chocolate, fresh lumber, molasses. frothy tan head over impenetrable black. I’m not a big CDA fan but this ones well balanced--avoid the clash of roast & malt, . while the roast is there the molasses, cherry & smoke flavors round it out without muting. Smooth int he mouth with the slightest burnt edge. sharp alcohol finish. hayduke (5203) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
This was shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. It pours black, with a fine bubbled tan head. Light lacing. Nose of citrus, pine, and floral hops. Medium body. Smooth mouth feel. Flavor is burnt malts, and the three hops flavors....citrus, pine and floral. Moderately bitter finish. This goes down really smooth and is easy drinking. Good balance. Excellent Black IPA. Like this one a lot. weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle thanks to wyzzywyz22, cheers mate. Poured almost black with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma has a big lick of coffee, grapefruit, roasted malts, dark chocolate. Flavour is lovely and hoppy, roasted malt, chocolate, pine. Well balanced. Great beer. gunnar (9085) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle from Half Time webshop. Pours almost pitch black with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma of roasted malts, liquorice and orange. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Taste of dark malts, weak roasty and some good piney hops towards the lingering dry bitter finish.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 4, 2011
On tap at brewery. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Citrus hops pine and roasted grain aroma and taste with a moderate bitterness and a smooth finish.
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Hanging with JoeT at the brewery on Aug 9, 2011 for my birthday. I was more focused on the company than the notes, but these’ll do until I get back there this summer and do it right. Listed as Black IPA. Dark black with red tints. Taste is big sweet hops, but no bitterness of hops. Lots of roast malt. Nose is lightly sweet hops. Bit of licorice and chocolate. Bitter gooey back. Liked this one a lot. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 15, 2012
On draft at Tap 25. It pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has lots of coffee and citrus. The flavor is heavy on the citrus and lighter notes of roasted coffee beans. A bit of fruitiness comes in before a big roasted finish. A very good black IPA. jonno (2761) - JAPAN - MAY 19, 2012
Excellent BIPA. Lovely tropical fruit nose. Good body. Nice balance - much like Racer 5. Chocolate, a little roast and some big citrus flavours. A little bit too astringent for me in the aftertaste, but otherwise top notch. chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Draft @ OBF ’12. Solid BIPA with lighter roasted and chocolate flavors then many of the same style...which I like. Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2012
Squealer. Pours pitch black with a small offwhite head. Aroma has a sweet grapefuit/grassy note and also a hint of coffee bean. Big bitter hit straight up in the flavour from the hops and the bitter espresso backing. I do get some hop flavour although the malt seems to dominate. Very good beer i would love to try it fresh to see how much more hop presence there is.