quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Nice hop aroma. Hits the mouth like a very good IPA, but with a thicker mouth-feel and a bit of roast as the hops fade. Very nice. Berard (639) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Pours dark brown, nearly black. Tan head that dissipates to a thin layer. You can smell the hops but it isn't overwhelming. There is a nice balance of roasted malt and ipa hop taste. It does both well. Imagine a hoppy Guiness. Yum!
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Dark brown-black hue with thick creamy lasting tan head, smells of pine needles and citrus, some roast but nothing too much, strong medium texture, tastes a bit roasted,smooth, some caramel in the back end, very balanced, best black IPAs i have had and one of my favorite beers as well mikedevilsfan (226) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2013
The appearance is amazing as is the smell. The aroma is much more hoppy than the beer really is. Very nice balance of malts and hops. Not nearly as hoppy as I expected, and very drinkable. whicheck (82) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Not a fan of black ipas. This one is really good. Nice balance. Good aroma. Nice work firestone.
TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3 month old bottle sent to me by watson. thanks kerry! psyched to finally try this one. Hops were a little faded as could be expected but their was definitely still some tropical and citrus fruit hop flavor along with some more chewy chocolate and roasty malts. Nice beer, would like to try a fresher sample someday. jnkor (364) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Aroma is dark and sweet with a little smoke and hop. Definitely has an ipa nose. Appearance is dark dark brown with a slightly golden brown head. Taste is malty and full, but very hopped. Finishes with a smoked character. Palate is drier than expected. Very filling, but great to drink! blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle [660ml] shared with HogTownHarry, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a deep ruby-brown with a large long-lasting frothy beige head and some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma: Wowza! Lots and lots of lovely hops backed by lightly roasted malt and a hint of spice. Flavour is also great, again with lots of hops backed by roasted malt and with a long bitter finish. Medium bodied. This surprised me, in a good way, it’s fantastic! Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2013
Black with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, licorice and some other fruity notes. Dry and hoppy flavour with a hint of toffee BeerGolfLuke (1) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2013 does not count
Wonderful brew. Surprisingly different than most black IPA’s in the northwest (It’s a Cali-beer) Enjoyed mostly the finish. Smooth but hoppy on the palate but a really outstanding bitter end. Would definitely pair with a cast iron steak, high end bourbon, and a hot broad. Totes.