Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Black - offwhite head. Nice malty, burned malty, ok hoppy, chocolate, licorice, light yeasty, phenolic notes, ok bitterness. tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Pours a black color. Smell is roasted malts, some sweetness. Taste is well balanced roasted malts and hops, a bit of coffee as well. Overall a quality beer. hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Deep mahogany brown with thick tan head. Fresh floral hop aroma. Rich and malty with forward hop character. SudsMcDuff (8538) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2011
16oz CaN .. . Pours a deep molasses brown .. medium head .. sticky spots of lacing .. . light yeast, light roast, and scorched hops .. . on the mild side but puts in a full shift, i liked it .. . . That’s it, I’m leaving the country. I’m moving to New Mexico. Ratman197 (15608) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2012
16 oz can poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting beige head. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, earthiness and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flaors of roasted malt, earthiness, bakers cocoa and light grapefruit with a smooth dry moderatly bitter roasty finish.
DalzAle (2040) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Can. Dark black pour, tons of lasting carbonation and a slightly hoppy/roasty aroma. Flavor is more roasty dark malt and hops, a little sweet coffee, a hint of dry hops and oddly effervescent. Slightly above average. anders37 (27577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2012
Can @ Papsø. Pours a black color with a small longlasting tan head. Has a roated malty caramel hoppy aroma with weak piney hints. Roasted malty caramel and licorice flavor with bitter hoppy hints. Has a roasted malty caramel hoppy bitter piney finish. Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2012
Can 1 pt. Courtesy of Pinball. Pours a cloudy dark brown with an orange hue and a dense and frothy beige head with good retention. Sweet roasty nose with a whiff of aromatic hops. Medium body, lowish carbonation, subtle roast, some licorice and a little ashes. Some bitterness in the finish from both malts and hops. 270612 kwoeltje (2234) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - NOV 30, 2012
(bottle - STLCOB tasting) dark brown, nearly black. Roast malts. Flavor is roast malts and some hops flavor - an aggressively hopped stout. GarrettB (1690) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Summer 2011 - In a concerted effort to "go local" with a lot of other consumable and munch able things on my menu, I plucked a bottle of the Crabtree Black IPA off the shelf. It came the relatively short distance from Greeley (hopefully outpacing the stench of rendered cattle) to my beer shelf. It didn’t last long there either, because Black IPAs are my new favorite exotic fruit, amalgamating many of the flavors I like from separate beers into one glorious style. Appropriate to the style, the body is a deep black, but billows up and out with a thin tan head. The aroma smells liken a combination of a wood shop and a rustic kitchen, combining the domestic aromas of dried wood, pepper, raisin and a handful of hops. The flavor kicks with an intense alcohol profile, calming down in the aftertaste to reveal a rich, dark maltiness. Fig and cinnamon and molasses sweeten the flavor where the alcohol burns it, a thin palate stretches the flavor, and then the hops are finally revealed in the end; this seems like a strange place for the hops to appear in a Black IPA. Overall, it’s a bit too dark and sticky sweet for me, but it’s a good example of what a Black IPA can taste like, one or two standard deviations away from a more mild version.