beertholomeus (1814) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Pours dark brown, black color with off white head. Hop, roasted malt, chocolate and citrus aroma. Hop, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and citrus flavors. Medium full body with average carbonation. Hop and chocolate finish. Dodgrblu (756) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
On tap at Flaming Grill Cafe, coffee aroma, roasted flavor with a bitter finish. ajnepple (7338) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2014
On tap at Freshcraft. Almost black with a tan head and light lacing. Aroma and flavor of roasted malts, coffee, earth, bitter hops, pine and chocolate. Danyel (1609) - Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is roasty, nutty, floral, chocolate. Has a really great bitterness, lots of cocoa, crisp, absolutely delicious. jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Lacking hops for an IPA, more like a porter with some hops. I love it, regardless of how it is classified. Very smooth for 8.5%. Great!!
oRos (1674) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
On to at capitol beer and taproom. Pours black with khaki head. Taste is pretty hippr with. Nice roasted chocolate malt. woodychevy (874) - - FEB 13, 2014
Had a taste on tap at Craftsmen Tap House in Charleston. Totally reminiscent of a west coast IPA that happens to have dark malts for good measure. Color is dark but body is light. Decent head. Nose and taste is piney and citrus. Had a decent bitterness but balanced by dark, sweet malts. But sort of a mind trick with a lighter mouthfeel. Really interesting. jdskinns (220) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma is roasty, burnt coffee, hops. Taste is bitter, roasty, a little sweetness. Scipio (1272) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Pours black with a thin, though lingering, tan head. The aroma has roasted malts, coffee, pine, grapefruit, and hints of caramel. It is balanced well. The initial taste leans towards the pine and grapefruit tastes. This extends into the maltiness. It gets very roasty, with plenty of coffee and some chocolate. Long aftertaste is roasted malts and sticks with you. Through all of this, it sitll retains some good IPA bitterness. Its medium in body, with a thicker texture, while having some lively carbonation. There might be better choices of this style, but I enjoyed this. BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle. Nice very dark pour with a frothy brown head. Aroma is citrus hop and some perfumy notes. Taste is roasted malt and hop bitterness on taste, but balanced. Really nice!