vtafro (7451) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2011
Draft @ Blind Tiger. Black pour with some tan head. Some pine, citrus, roasted aroma tones. Flavor is herbal, chocolate, coffee, some pine and grassy tones. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Draft at lord hobo. Best black IPA to date. Big roast, chocolate, big piney bitterness. Full creamy mouthfeel . Roast and pine feed off of each other beautifully. Great beer egajdzis (6833) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2011
Hazy dark brown color with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of rye, roasted malts, citrus, and light burnt bread. Taste of roast, some ash, citrus, light pine, rye bread, and a hoppy finish. obguthr (6833) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Moss, juniper berry. Brown, thin tan head. Wood, walnut. Medium body soft carbonation, bitter finish. Maakun (6814) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2015
Growler thanks to kermis. Almost black with short lasting creamy beige head that leaves some big bottles. Massive grapefruit, light coffee, lime peel, roasted grains. Light sweet with tart touch and light roasted bitterness. Medium bodied with mouth coating carbonation.
dmac (6592) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Draft at W.o.R’s. Poured a blackish-brown with a smaller off white head. Aroma is very hoppy, pine and citrus, caramel and chocolate along with sweet dough. Flavor is basically the same as the aroma. Medium bidy with average carbonation. tom10101 (6297) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
On tap at both Hill Farmstead and Parker Pie the same day. Dark brown (almost black) with a medium creamy beige head and good lacing. Aroma is grassy hops and roasted malts forward, but there’s also cocoa notes and oniony notes. Taste is very slightly sweet and features the same flavors as aroma along with a medium bitterness. Body is medium. Carbonation is medium. Mouthfeel is silky smooth and also somewhat creamy. Grassy and roasty finish. Rather dry. Very easy drinking, but also really flavorful Black IPA. A winner. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2011
In short: A fantastic black IPA with a rye twist. Wonderful beerErnesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2011
How: Tap on location at the brewery
The look: Very dark brown body topped by a small medium beige head
In long: Nose is pungent uber-hoppy with freshly-cut pine-tree, grapefruits and fresh green hop peletts. Malt backbone is medium roasted, a bit of caramel, a bit of burnt chocolate, rye. I thought the rye here gave the beer a dryer woody rye barrel aged character more than the usual juicy spicy rye character of a rye beer. Then the truckload of hops with a very vibrant flavor. Same as the aroma (freshly-cut pine-tree, grapefruits and fresh green hop peletts) but also quite resinous. Bitterness level is medium-high. This is fantastic black ipa. Most Hill Farmstead beers are named after ancestors and family members. This time the description doesn’t say who Foster is. But I’m sure he is/was family. A Foster parent… badoom tsss! … ok I’m logging out now.
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2012 On draft at armsy abbey, huge big hoppy beer. Great roasted malts. Baby cheeses. JulienHuxley (5985) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2015
On tap at Parker pie. Opaque brown black pour with super lacy tan head. Aroma is super hoppy, very dank, grassy hop, light roast. Taste is bitter, lots of juicy fresh hop flavor, oatmeal malty notes, very hop heavy (very tasty). Palate is med bodied and creamy, light carbonation. Quite good.