The_Osprey (9666) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2017 lownote (585) - Austin, Alabama, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours from tap pitch black with a thick foamy white head into a pint glass. Taste is rich in malts and alcohol. Moderate thickness. Really smooth but has a tiny bite in the aftertaste.
June 2017 - Bottle share at Leighton’s. Thanks LKS! As ’Boulder Beer 35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA’, 9.5%, green wax. Very dark brown, almost black, foamy light brown head. Aroma is sugary, resinous, molasses, intense impression of sweetness. Body is smooth with tingly carbonation. Taste displays the sweetness the aroma suggested, also mixed spice, ashy, chocolate. It’s decent enough but mostly just a sugar bomb. (6-4-6-4-14=3.4) madmitch76 (26366) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2017
8th June 2017mR_fr0g (13977) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2017
Bottleshare at Chez Smith. Thanks to Leighton. Clear deep amber beer, good pale tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts, a little thin for the abv, sweetish dark malt cream. Very spicy hops, starting to burn. Pine and ripe fruits. Light finish leaves a fruity spicy tangy linger. Sweet malts and fierce hops. Like it.
Bottle shared at the Leighton tasting 08/06/2017. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. A mostly clear mahogany brown coloured pour with a a fine light tan head. Aroma is woody, nutty malts, pine, jammy fruits, apricot, . Flavour is composed of nutty toasted malts woody pine, brown sugars. Jammy fruits. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation, earthy grassy pine. Not bad. MrTipple (6952) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2017
Sour, dark fruits, dark malts, look right alcohol, biscuit, dark molasses, earthy. Clear, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. More dark malts, charcoal, biscuits, cacao, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent CDA. Bottle shared at Leighton’s - thanks to Leighton. Scopey (16225) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2017
Bottle at LKS. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The aroma is sweet, sticky, oily, raisin, blueberry, fruit cake, candy, oily, treacle and toasty sugars. The taste is slick, oily, chewy, sweet, blackberry, blackcurrant, jammy, spicy, spice, damp wood and earth with a drying finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Decent.
Leighton (22773) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2017
Bottle shared in Hackney - sourced from the US. Pours deep brown with a steady. Foamy khaki head. Restrained aroma, some well toasted malts, faint cocoa, scorched earth. Medium sweet flavour with further cocoa character, good roast, earth, raisins. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with more toasted malts, faint ash, bittersweet chocolate, more earth, dried berries. Not bad overall. Theydon_Bois (21418) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2017
Bottle split at Hackney Levels, thanks to Leighton, 08/06/17.
Rich mahogany brown with a decent beige cap.
Nose is brown bread, biscuit, spice, grains, light cocoa, pine.
Taste comprises light charr, brown bread, brown sugar, spice, grains, light pine, chocolate rub.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close.
Average CDA affair .. lacks depth considering the ABV. 5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle:   Moderate Black IPA example.   Fairly dark at least, and not so much with the pasture.   Decent balance, soft hops, moderate malty base, roasty.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Mild sweetness, a little pith and peel.   Moderate example through and through, but easy to drink and fairly clean.   Seems like a pretty solid example of a Black IPA.   Roasty, sweet, and hoppy.   Enjoying this one more than I thought I would.   Solid! jmohno (1679) - Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2016
2 bucks and 2 years old. Black , cold but vacant aroma. Faint choc and roast. Taste is mild really with light roast chocolate, mild sweet. Generic tasting but refined. Its good, not great, yet young I bet it would be great. Very easy drinking for its abv! GarrettB (1690) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2016
May 17th 2014 - Boulder Beer’s 35th Anniversary beer is proud to announce it’s birthday, donning the label jacket with a simple but powerful image of Boulder’s nuzzling coziness to the front range, and the jutting, epic red rocks that guard the West. It’s a dark beer, but smooth looking, like a freshly dry cleaned tuxedo. The aroma is both hoppy and malty, with some licorice and anise, and then some evergreen smells, like pine and juniper, though steeped in alcohol. The flavor is also hoppy, though not totally bitter. Instead, there’s a strong, sharp, pointed hop note out front, with plenty of foam. It’s not an extravagant amount of carbonation, but it is definitely fully-foamed. The aftertaste is patterned after the rest of the flavor, with a one dimensional hit of hops, and a little supplementary work from alcohol, giving the sensation of cedar and pine. It improves considerable with warmth, where notes of chocolate and hazelnut are permitted to appear.