maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2012cheap (5792) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2017
Bottle. Pours an almost black color with a moderate off-white (and quickly disappearing) head. Nose is a little hoppy with some pine notes in it, though the malts smooth it out. Maltier than I expected - no real bitterness to this at all.
OK, so anything from a bottle called frostbite should be white? Well, no, this is big and black but large and in charge. Smells like IPA fer sure, tastes like IPA fer sher and it feels like IPA; ferrrr sherrrrerr. If my eyes were shut I would think this is just another potent IPA. But they’re not and I see a big black beer that is insulting my cheap pale lager taste buds wwheww louie louie louie louwoahwwww. Terribly on style and I may say it treads into imperial IPA territory. If you like IPA, try this and do not care about my numbers, whew. Big ass volatile brew. Seems like much more than 7%. Some hidden carbonation cutting thru in the end. solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2017
Roast and a little caramel. Blacknpour with great head and lacing. Bittersweet finish. A little bark like papyrus. Bottle. drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2017
11/20/16. On tap at Craft on Draft. Almost black pour under a nice tan head. Mild aroma, roasted malts and caramel, hint of pine and citrus. Good flavor, nice balance, not too bitter, chill roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, citrus and floral aspects, some pine, some dank. Tasty! SHIG (4956) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle: Poured a pitch black with tan head. Aroma is hops and caramel malts. Taste is a edgy hops with a caramel malt finish. tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 14, 2017
medium brown draft with off white head. the initial aroma was a piney earthy hop, roasted malts and hints of chocolate. the flavor was more of the same. nice roasted malts with hints of chocolate and then in the middle and the end was the hoppiness of the pine. nice blend nice flavor and drinkable
njnut (486) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Pours cola brown with lasting just off white head and lace. Aroma is roasted malts with a pine hop that reminds me of creosote. Taste is of roasted malts, a bit of coffee and chocolate but the finish is a bright pine hop. Interesting. Westchesterco (2035) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2016
On draft at Pangea Tavern in Avon NC. It is a brownish black color with a slight head it has the aroma is citrus and the taste is citrus with hints of roasted grain Iphonephan (6946) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2016
On draft at Pangea Tavern in Avon NC. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Grassy nose. Flavors of citrus and toasted grain. Bitter roast finish. rdixon77 (2761) - Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Solid but unremarkable black IPA. Malty and toasty with mild piney notes. Drinkable, fine. Doofgoblin (513) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Meh. It’s fine. Aroma is some faint hops and not as much toasty malt goodness as you’d expect. Taste is much lighter than I thought with a strong bitter finish. The sting of the hops is there but the dark malt seems to be more color than flavor. It’s fine just not that memorable.