jackl (8210) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle @ Chez Bruce. Deep brown, small head. Earthy roast, compost pile. Cocoa and dark chocolate. Taste of chocolate coffee ice cream. Roasted wood. Nice sweet/bitter balance. Medium body, soft carb. Scopey (14972) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle thanks to Josh. It pours darkest brown with a small light tan head. The nose is rich roasty, varnish, citrus peel, potpourri, floral, toast and dirt. The taste is toasty, earthy, caramel, roasted malt, decent bitterness, varnish and pine needles with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Solid black IPA. Leighton (21477) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Josh! Pours deep black-brown with a frothy beige head. Some chocolatey roast in the snout, juicy citrus fruits, ripe berries. Medium sweet flavor with dusty milk chocolate, understated roast, old chocolate cake, toasted grass, ripe grapefruit, orange. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Burnt sugars on the finish, very slight resins, mild roast, more milk chocolate. Pretty nice. thecraftofbeer (1) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2014 does not count
Black in colour with a dark cream, almost brown head. Very piney/resinous on the nose but taste is incredible! Smokey and creamy but also nice and hoppy! Rangi (672) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2014
Pitch black poor with a superb tan head. Big aroma of fruit and pine. Taste is bitter and smooth with a nice amount of sweetness to keep the dark malts from being to bitter and astringent. Well brewed black ipa maybe even the best I’ve had so far. Will be ordering again!
Niksko (624) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2014
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Nose is pretty fruity, some pineapple and orange. There’s also a little coffee and charcoal. Flavor is burnt toast, vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate, orange, pine. Medium bodied, with a lingering mouth feel. Pretty complex, very tasty. StevieT (2015) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a very dark brown, strong oak aroma with hints of roasted malt, smooth and rich. Give it a go. vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2014
330 mil bottle from Low buy Lilydale nice resin hops in the aroma black in colour tan head taste is smooth hoppy roasted malts not as bitter as other black ipa’s gam (3956) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2014
Block beige head dark pour soft medium carbonation the aromas floral pine tropical fruits citrus the flavours rich caramel passionfruit pine medium bitter grapefruit floral sweetness papaw lovely sweetness on palate mango oak note vanilla smoke taste the finish best note hops strong bitter and oak mix lovely sweetness good ale Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2014
Pours totally black with a beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, roastiness, citrus, pine and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a lightly roasty and citrusy finish. Very good.