mcberko (17867) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2011
22 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours dark brown / black with a reddish hue and small tan head. Aroma of rich roasted malt, espresso and potent hops. Flavour begins with caramel malt, roasted flavours and dark fruits, finishing with citrus hops and tropical fruits. Very solid. Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours black with a small caramel head. Aroma of apricots, molasses, dark fruits, cherries. Flavour of dark fruits, booze and smoke. Not as complex as I had expected, but still nice. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
In short: A nice dark IPA (not quite a Black IPA) with green/herbal hops profile. Superior example of the styleCaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2012
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed very fresh a little over one month after the first rating.
The look: Dark mahogany body topped by a medium beige head
In long: The hoppy (but not so hoppy) nose is very green and herbal with some citrus fruits. Taste starts with a nice semi-sweet and slightly nutty toasted malt backbone that reminded me of fresh brownies. A bit lactic with milk chocolate notes. Bitterness intensity is only medium but it is very herbal and very green with notes grapefruits. There seems to be a lot of alpha acid in there but somehow the beer is rather smooth. Nice malt-hops harmony. I could drink a lot of this beer despite the Surgeon General warnings on the bottle but I pay as much attention to it as I do to the recommended serving size printed on my extra-jumbo bag of potato chips.
22oz bottle: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a fresh piny hoppy nose with some sweet toasty dark malts. Starts with pretty good fullness and light caramel sweetness with assertive resiny hop flavor and bitter balance before a drier bittersweet finish. True to style and enjoyable. Leighton (21302) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle shared at Sander’s place in NYC. Pours deep brown with a creamy beige head. Nose has some burnt and dry pine, a bit of pine, cocoa. Medium sweet with lots of dry chocolate, some toasty pine, light earth. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Mellow roast fin, more toasty pine, dry grapefruit. Pretty darn tasty.
tmoreau (4374) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served with an opague, black/brown color, frothy, brownish tan head foam, and draping lace. The aroma was roasty, oaky/woody, a touch of cocoa, subtle citrus, and a bit of tartness. The taste was similar notes, with a medium+ body, and an assertive, dry, earthy, resiny hop bitterness that possessed a lingering nature, but no harshness, and smoothed a bit more by some light creaminess to the mouthfeel. No noticeable sweetness thoughout, with fairly disguised alcohol presence. A tasty, robust brew. saxo (18667) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, rich hops, flowers, caramel, lactose sugar and has a nice bitter finish. chrisv10 (17474) - DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, hops, little dusty and a little grapefruit. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops, little grapefruit, little sweet, pine and medium bitter. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
bottle, medium bodied black pour. roasted maltiness, dark chocolate, heavy dose of PNW hops. veery tasty Black IPA, hops are king here. very nice Iphonephan (6989) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2015
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a dark cola with a tan head. Toasted nose. Flavors of caramel and orange. Smooth and rich.