anders37 (26251) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2011
Draft @ The Fred Bar, Sandy Spring, GA. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus caramel flavor with weak hints of licorice. Has a slightly roasted malty hoppy bitter caramel finish. Brewbie (479) - New York, USA - MAY 11, 2011
12oz bottle. pitch black with a small lasting head. piney aroma. big sprucy pine taste. light chocolate in the background. smooth finish. vey enjoyable. PorterPounder (7896) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 12 oz bottle. Dark black pour, sticky off-white head. Nice full, clean spruce aroma. Flavor has some decent grapefruit bitterness. a hint of licorice and some mint. Nice, thick rich mouthfeel. Pretty decent. alobar (3759) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Pours gunpowder black with a tan stout-like head. Aroma is idd-initially pine and hops, but then coffee and roasted malt comes through. Black licorice, roasted malt, and coffee comprise most of the flavor with some hops and pine. Quite impressive lacing. Very nice beer! Slimsladey1021 (3) - Salisbury, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2011 does not count
nice dark pour with a solid, almost perfect looking, 2 finger head. smells like pine and coffee. tastes hoppy but not that bitter, definite malt presence. coffee/chocolate after taste. id recommend this if u want a change up from the normal ipas. loose cannon, their standard ipa, is the better choice in my opinion.
Braudog (6676) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Happy May Day. Bottle. Color befitting the name and a nice solid foamy head. The aroma is nicely pine-laden. This drinks with a bit of an odd marriage of characteristics, both hoppy and roasty, with an almost chalky consistency. Interesting. (#4102, 5/1/2011) brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2011
12 oz bottle - Pours black with a medium-sized foamy tan head. Aroma has lots of floral hops, smokiness and some caramel malts. The first sip of this brew was much smokier than I was expecting - but I quickly adjusted to it and enjoyed it - also had lots of floral hoppiness and piney resin with some vanilla flavors on the back end. Very well balanced. Finish is slightly sweet and hoppy.
MrBunn (2810) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours a predictable dark brown with a thin head. Aromas are heavy with chocolate, roasty malt and earth tones, but little hops appear. Flavor is more of a porter than Black IPA. The pleasant chocolate and earth notes are only supported by a lightly tropical fruit hops presence, which is disappointing. It’s good as a porter, weak as anything labeled "IPA." SrSilliGose (3330) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 23, 2011
tap. floral citrusy hops back by a nice roasty, coffee chocolate backing. pretty good. a touch of grass. nice roasty character. good carbonation. pretty good. MattShizzle (613) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2011
Bottle - from sampler pack. Very dark. Aroma is mostly clean but some roastiness and hops. Good. Doesn’t taste as strong as it is, but has plenty of hop flavor and some roastiness.