Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2011
750mL bottle, bottled on 11/16/10. Poured deep brown with a lovely, creamy, well-retained khaki head. The aroma picked up roasty black malts balanced against pine and earthy hoppage.. not bad, but I didn’t really get the appeal. The flavor found fairly sour roasty black malts and a lot of pine bitterness throughout.. baker’s chocolate and other black malts at the core.. more sourness, roast, and bitterness on the finish. Medium-bodied and unnecessarily sharp on the palate.. I don’t know if the sourness was intentional, but I didn’t dig it. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle hate to say the hops are shot on the 2010 bottle. Pours a black body with a coffee tan head a whiff medicinal but for sure a light soap y and moth like character. Protein, light roasted malt tones, some pine, soap and a mild bitterness. Oily with a mild warming. Was too old to enjoy for any real length of the 750. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
August 2010 bottle that has help up stunningly well... Looks like a slighter darker coca cola, clear and watery. A light tan head, ok retention and lacing... Nose of light soap, pine, spicy, muted but I like it... The taste is spice pine with a touch of molasses. Easy to drink. Recommend. beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 26, 2011
The color and aroma and taste are all completely different. Pours a dark cola brown, aroma wise is the piney smell that I have come to love then the taste is pure grapefruit. Not much bitterness at all. Really a citrus bomb. sickboy79 (66) - USA - MAR 17, 2011
This is the first Black IPA I’ve ever tried. I’m a hop head, so I couldn’t resist. Really interesting flavors. Pours black like a stout, with a nice little head. Aroma is coffee and hops - floral like. Taste is a mix of a porter and IPA to my tastes. Very rich coffee like flavors with a wonderful hop bite on top! I dig it! Highly recommended for hop heads looking for something different. Second time I’ve purchased it.
crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Fruity and dry, not much roastiness or bitterness. Black IPAs are a trend that I can’t figure out. BeerandBlues2 (13595) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with an average, fizzy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, grassy, pine, citrus), and average esters (fruity) with notes of alcohol, raisin, and tar. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, caramel, toasted, roasted), heavy hops (floral, grassy, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol and plums. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish. ph0tik (92) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2011
I liked this beer. It had a nice, smoky, pine like finish and went down super smooth. This was only the second black IPA I have tried and would recommend it. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
75cl bottle. Medium beige head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, chococaramel, some roast. Medium-full body, some stickiness. Travlr (25267) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2011
750 ml bottle. Clear brown, off white head, nice lacing. Aroma of coffee grounds, cocoa, straw. Taste is dilute and bitter coffee.