Reynolds314 (3433) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 30, 2011
This one is better then James. A total hop bomb with a background of rye and chocolate. FInish is very bitter but still quite tasty. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 750ml growler from a recent trade. thank you.... pours a deeper blackish mahogany leaning somwehat in the porterish black quality although hints of red throughout. a soapy fluffy off-white head rests on top and retreats to a little less of it’s former self... aroma is piney dank fresh hoppiness upfront, green and pungent while still being enticing and welcoming. a mild roast quality co-exists but play a subordinate role. cohesiveness definitely achieved between the two complimenting qualities... piney citrus qualites extrememly evident upfront with a less intense roasted malt and cocoa character following quickly behind. the intermingling between the two is friendly and have a nice rapport. more fresh green hops develops through the middle and finishes off on a slightly more roasted note. shy of medium bodied with adequate carbonation. solid but i prefer the other black ipa just a hair more but i’d more than gladly have either. SrSilliGose (3330) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
Tap at prohibition pig. Notes of banana cream pie. Touch of roasted coffee. Pleasant juicy grapefruit hop presence. Wheat roast grapefruit hop actually work quite well together. Tasty interesting brew. Liked quite a bit. Dry. Nice body. Nice. Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - DEC 17, 2012
750ml from brewery. Pours a slick black color with a big three finger off white foam that sticks and laces nicely. Aromas a re roasted chocolate, citrus and pine. On the palate its lighter than I expected... it poured like a porter but the mouthfeel is much more inline with an IPA. Great rasted chocolate notes provide a great base for some ripe clean hop flavors of pine and citrus. A nice clean refreshing finish that is more hop bitterness than roasty malty stickiness. A true black ipa that is another must try from the Hill ! ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Tap at Blind Tiger. Super dank hoppy nose, lots of citrus, some roast and chocolate. Taste is fairly dry, lots of bitter chocolate, light brown sugar, boat loads of earthy and citrus pith hops. Rocking.
merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A: Dark Brown/Blackish Hue, Passes Very Minor Light, Off White Head Ring, Decent Lacing
S: Dark Mildly Smoked Wheat, Mild Chocolate
T: Smoked Wheat, Medium Grainy Malts, Mild Chocolate
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter
Overall, nice carbonation, decent dark wheat nose and flavor. tgncc (3130) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 11, 2011
UPDATED: APR 12, 2011 Tap @ RnH. The aroma is roasty, chocolate, citrus. The flavor is roasty, chocolate. The appearance is deep brown, tan head. The finish is pine, citrus, light roast. Medium/slightly thick in body, creamy. Very good. Almost like a stout with extra hops. ThirstyBird (2919) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
catching up with an old rating from 2010. From a growler thanks jedwards! Appears super dark cola color with a nice tan head than falls to a blanket. Smell is citrus, chocolate and dark malt. The taste is slightly sweet up front, lightly bitter in the middle with a subtle dryness on the aftertaste. Medium body with elegant, smooth fine carbonation. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Draft at Capones in Norristown, PA.
Pours pitch black with a half finger beige head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of lace left behind.
Slightly floral hop aroma countered by slightly roasted malt notes. Hints of pine and citrus along with chocolate, toffee and toast. Not much wheat character and the nose is kind of bland.
Medium bodied and fuller than expected with a nice balance of dry, bitter hops and roasted makt. Could use some sweetness and there’s not much wheat character. Dry, bitter, piny hops up front linger over hints of chocolate, coffee, toast and oatmeal. Subtle citrus presence along with some grapefruit and faint orange/lemon zest. Decent and well balanced but nothing about this reminds me of wheat beer. Also, could use more sweetness. pushkinwow (2783) - Ottawa, CANADA - FEB 5, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Black with a light mocha creamy head. Slight roasted malt, toasted hops and grains. Light body, moderate carbonation, but bitter, bit of coffee, becomes dry and a little more bitter on the end. Was initially too cold - as it warmed up the complexity really started to shine through - also a much better finish.