gripweed57 (3101) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2018
16 ounce can. Translucent dark brown color. Large rocky tan head. Roasted malt nose hints at pine and citrus hops. Roasted malt flavor has a bit of dark chocolate and charcoal notes. Bitter hops in middle. Spicy notes in finish. Coffee, ash, chocolate and pine needles. crossovert (14359) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2018
473ml can. Dark brown black pour, tan head. Aroma is light cocoa, woody, hoppy, nice. Flavor is roasted malt, pepepry, catty hops, decent. HuskerTan (2545) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - MAR 16, 2018
(Thanks, Jim! "Ozzy70")
A- Pine, citrus, floral, rye.
A- Dark brown color, dark liquid, light brown head.
T- Citrus, tangerine, bitter, pine, slightly earthy, rye.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish.
O- Typically, I don't go for any IPA, let alone Black IPA's, but when given a new rate from a friend, I wouldn't hesitate. Turned out to enjoy this much more than I expected. Bitterness was balanced and not too aggressive. Better than I would've guessed. AirForceHops (8288) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2018
10 oz. draft at Thirsty Moose, (Exeter location). Nose of dank pine with a bright citrus. Also roasted malt and cocoa. Flavor is roasted malt, dry pine, and shows more of a citrus bitterness. Great fuller body that lean's in the stout direction. Dry texture with a steady amount of bitterness. A very well crafted example of a Black IPA. VastActiv (8156) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2018
Tap at WHYM bier cafe, Portsmouth. Colour is almost black with very small brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, grain, hops, dryness an malts. Very heavy black IPA.
Capa (3754) - DC, Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2018
Black with an off-white head. Roasted, pine, spice, rye. Full bodied. Finish has light roasted notes and a good spicy bite. Nice brew and I don’t normall like Black IPAs. marcus (11077) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 3, 2018
On tap at Capitol Beer Fest 2018. Pours black with a thick tan head and an anise aroma. There is a near full-bodied dark malt flavor with a nice bitter rye finish. Bif (2442) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2018
On tap. Pours black color with a tan head and bits of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, pine with trace of dark fruit. taste of roasted malt, dark fruit and citrus with bit of dark chocolate with bit of grain. Some bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, nicely crafted as it is flavorful with no hint of the ABV. Enjoyable. malrubius (3156) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 2, 2018
Can from Brewfest. Near black with long lasting fluffy tan head and full lace. Light citrus aroma with some earthy woody coffee and a hint of chocolate. Medium sweet chocolate coffee and subdued fruit. Roasted coffee and fruity citrus medium bitterness in dry finish. Medium body a little oily with lively internal carbo to accentuate hops. Totally excellent. MetalNHopHead (2333) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 1, 2018
I'm impressed by how much hoppy character this Leo vs Ursus release has. It shows a lot of bright bitterness even as it presents a darker appearance. Charred malt and pine on the nose. Orange zest, dry grass, bitter chocolate, and charred grain flavors. Herbal, earthy character redolent of tobacco. Wookus manages a beautiful balance of spicy, roasty, and hop-forward.