Radek Kliber (7316) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 15, 2013
Where and how: Bottle 650 ml Virginia Beachmaltman53 (472) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Aroma rich woody feel , clean aromatic hops, refined alcohol. Apparent quality.
Top: lighter top, off tanned in shade.
Base: poured dark brown.
Palate : medium bodied.
Taste: clean solid feel. Slight mineral hints, tad earthy with nice hop side to it.
Other notes Firestone did it again. Great brew.
Pours a French Roast coffee color, nice head and lace, hopped black licorice on the nose, deep roasted, chocolatey malt backbone, finishing with a perfect balance of malt and hops. I can’t imagine a better black IPA. VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2013
En riktigt bra Black-IPA. Fina rostade toner i aroman. Sött kaffe. Väldigt balanserad i smaken. Len fin kropp. Meilby (11366) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
Draught @ Firestone Walker Taproom, Buellton, CAGeokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
Pours black with a light tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, rye, citrus, orange, pine, grass and hint of chocolate and caramel, Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long orange, citrus fruity and bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
On tap at Firestone. Pours black with an off white head. Aroma of orange, pine, chocolate, lime and make. Flavor is sweet orange with soon be chocolate, roasted malt, lime and vanilla. Medium body, average carbonation .
yngwie (17038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
On tap at Firestone Walker Taproom, Buellton. A dark brown beer with a small, light beige head leaving some cute curtains. Oranges, pine cones and citrus peel on the nose, like smelling hop pellets from the bag. Lightly roasted with licorice and some coffee. There’s a salty touch in the mouth, mostly bitter and roasted though. Orange, pine cones and a really good bitterness. Full body, pleasant carbonation level. Lasting finish. A bit too hop pellets like maybe, but sure nice. 130809 ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 8, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours an inky black color with a creamy light brown head that fades slowly, leaving a nice lace. Aroma has big citric and resiny hops upfront. The resiny aspect of the hops blends well into rye spice and is followed up by a light roastiness.Taste is a combination of piney, citrusy hops, a medium roastiness from the dark malt and a peppery spice from the rye, with a hint of warming alcohol. Medium body with soft carbonation.
blernie (1) - - AUG 7, 2013 does not count
great hop aroma, great dark malty flavors, good clean finish. wonderful beer. zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Pours deep dark brown/black with thick beige head. Aroma is roasty malt. Taste is roasty malt upfront with some coffee and sweet caramel malt on the follow through. Aftertaste brings out more roastiness with just a hint of bitter citrus hops that linger for a bit. Palate is feels thick and somewhat sticky. Overall excellent balance and lots of flavors that blend together much better than you would expect. Sets the bar for the Black IPA style. GFT_Brent (2) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2013 does not count
Doesn't get any better. The single best black rye IPA I've ever had (which is my absolute favorite style of beer).
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