hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle… Cloudy, deep, dark brown pour with a small, creamy, off-white head. The nose offers caramel, deeply roasted malts and resiny, piney hops. Medium to full-bodied with relaxed carbonation. Much like the aroma, the flavor provides caramel and burnt malts. Singed, bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of MartinT! gnoff (10985) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2016
Bottled 341 ml thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on February 6, 2016 at crazy ticking evening with Thomas.olio (10549) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Black color with a slight hint of brwon to the very bottom of the glass. Nice brown head. Malty, roasted, some chocolate, citrus scent. Malty, resin, bitter, chocolate (dark) taste. Chocolate, slight bitter aftertaste. Fizzy fairly high CO2 mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
341 ml bottle. Bottled on 27.04.2015.MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
Pours very dark red, practically black color with a small off-white head. Nice roasty-coffee-hoppy thing going on on the aroma here, some dark chocolate and pine also, mild grapefruits. Quite creamy and fluffy palate, roasted bitter malts, slightly burnt, some espresso, faint licorice and pine-y hops. Quite well balanced, more like a black and tan than a BIPA, very Stout-y. Would love to have this more fresh but still excellent.
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 My Bottom Line:mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
Dark chocolate-covered almonds move into caramel and conifers in this beautifully expressive Imperial Black IPA.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam laces all around the blackness and its dark brown edges.
-The potent resinous hop bitterness is longlasting. It could have been softer to increase drinkability.
-I love the aromas and flavors that come from this grain bill.
-Almond skin angles are delightful.
-This can be as good as their Lapatt Robust Porter. World-class, in its category.
Bottle and on tap at Brouhaha, Vices et Versa and Hivernale des Brasseurs.
[7425-20150730] Tap. Light cola and plant aroma with a hint of friendly spices. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Boozy bitter roasted grains flavour has a burnt wood background. Full body. Good. (8-/3/8/3/16) 3.8
czar (9430) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2012
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)
pours pitch black with a low beige head, some retention and lacing. deep roasted malts, some lightly burnt-smoky notes, lactose-like sweetness, bitter chocolate, tingling yet warming alcohol, big piney but mostly citrusy hops. average to soft carbonation, full body - maybe too much as per drinkability, medium long citrusy finish. relatively sweet and boozy but very good offering. solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Good. Very citrusy initial smell with lots of roast malt. Pours black with great mocha head and carpet lacing. Finishes bitter with a touch of sour. consistency is like thick citrusy fruit juice. A nice all around package, though the IPA and roasty malt don’t entirely mesh well here. Bottle from Bieres du Monde. The_Osprey (9148) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Oct 2015 - Bottle share at the 42nd floor tasting, thanks to Kenny. 8.6%. Black, small foamy brown head. Aroma is plastic, light coffee. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, leafy hops, dry finish. Very enjoyable black IPA. nimbleprop (8750) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2016
6oz pour at Eat Bar DC pours a murky black with some spitty, beige head. Nose is a mix of malt, bread crust, some rubber, toast, light coffee grounds, dried citrus rind, pine. Flavor follows, chewy grains and bread, pine, soap, dried citrus peel. Chewy, full bodied finish. Good, but I might like this even more if the abv was dialed back a bit. teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 9, 2015
33cl bottle at the 42nd level tasting, London. Thanks to Ken for yet another CDA tick. It pours a black color with large beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, citrus, grapefruit, orange peel. Taste is roasty and bitter with orange and coffee. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, good