bhensonb (15753) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate/pine/citrus. Med body. Flavor is chocolate pine. Finishes that way. Tasty. Tmoney99 (14963) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
Draft sample. Poured black color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt and complex hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium duration. Very good brew.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Growler, Campground Brewdown. Medium tan head, black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cocoa, some grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some cocoa, light roast. Medium body, light acidity. crossovert (13908) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Dark and thick-looking black pour with a billowing tan head. The smell is intruiging, it is liek a chocolate cherry pie, there are also elements of roast, pine, and citrus. Not hoppy in the smell but wow what a nice malt scent. The flavor brings the hops. The nice thing is they arent overly furity or citrusy they provide backing support but don’t clash with the malt. It leaves the beer a dry, bitter, cocoaey type ipa. Not super sweet, very nice. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2017
On tap. Poured a dark brown, near black with a small sized off white head. Pine, roast, and chocolate.
j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Had this at the Campground Brewdown. Pours a deep black with a medium to large tanned beige head. Roast and citrus on the nose, chocolate and cocoa. Lots of dark roast with big citrus and soft cocoa. Citrus and roast, chocolate, cocoa, light lemon and citrus. Soft roast, chocolate, cocoa. Sammy (12760) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Excellent black IPa, from Champane’s. Black bodied, smooth, juicy more than roasty. A gem worth seeking out. deyholla (12228) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2012
On tsp at the Haymarket Greenbush event. Pours near black with a brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has a decent amount of dank pine hops with some underlying roasted malts. Flavor has pine up front with some growing roasted malts and dark grains. rosenbergh (11799) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2016
12 oz bottle. Bottled Jul/11/16. (Siciliano's) Grand Rapids, MI.
Dark reddish brown color with a small tan head.
Mild sweetish licorice, mild toasted malt, mild hops and some dryness in the aroma.
The flavor is lactic sweetness, licorice, roasted malt, hops, mild bitterness and some medical notes.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Tap. Woody smoky malt aroma. Dark brown color with small head. Slightly sweet dark chocolate malt and moderately bitter herbal hops flavor. Nice balance.