vyvvy (6775) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2014
On tap at the brewpub - Pours fairly dark with a tan head. The aroma has roasted malt and tropical hops. The body is fairly full with soft carbonation. The flavor begins with roast, coffee, pine and tropical fruits. The finish has some citrus and the roast is not as obvious. Good black IPA. DialSquare (5142) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle shared at Proof. Sparse note: light smoke, grain, light bitter. astringent. little thin. cocoa, pine. - 7.0 Oakes (19010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
light brown, slight lime nose with toast and woody hop character. Earthy front, sweet, has some mellow haselnuss character, with toasted almonds, bitter chocolate. Sweeter interpretation, leaning towards the old India brown idea. tiong (7669) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Draught @ Hopworks, Portland, OR stantheman (1101) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Roasty, nutty and grassy black IPA. A bit too much on the stouty side though.
On tap at Alibi Room in Vancouver. Wow! It’s like a hoppy stout is the best I can describe. Big bitter hops with big roasted malts. Medium lingering bitter malted aftertaste. Nice!
italarican (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle shared at the Foothills bottle share... thanks for setting it up, Mike! Nice balance in this one. Moderate chocolate sweetness with the right amount of pine sting. Really drinkable. pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2014
On draught at Hopworks. Deep black with light tan head. Aroma is citrus, dark malt, and roasted smokiness. Taste is dark chocolate, citrus, roasted dark malt. Really well balanced; not too bitter not too sweet. Finishes with a hoppy, toasted character. XaenDovet (1281) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
On tap at sunset grill. Brilliant deep brown. Aroma of smoke, nuts, coffee bitters. Brilliant dry finish to bitter roasted/smoked malt. Yummers rederic (3344) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
Earlier Rating: 6/9/2012 Total Score: 3.4
On tap at sunset grill. Brilliant deep brown. Aroma of smoke, nuts, coffee bitters. Brilliant dry finish to bitter roasted/smoked malt. Yummers
22oz bottle, dark brown color, with a pillowy tan-beige head, with a mild floral leafy, grassy, piney, coniferous, citrus hoppy nose, with some toasted, caramel, roasted malt, chocolate cake, faint roasted coffee bean accents, and with some lemon, grapefruit peel, subtle lemon marmalade notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, chocolate bar, roasted, toasted, caramel, black malt, earthy flowery citrus, grassy, leafy, minty, piney hoppy character, with a light organic ground coffee bean, mint chocolate bar, lemon, grapefruit, orange peel fruity flavours, leading towards a mild chocolatey, earthy leafy, minty, citrus, piney, coniferous hop bitterness finish. Davros (3309) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2013
Pours black with a large tan head.
Lots of roasty malt as a flavour along with menthol, pine and smoke. Interesting.
Flavours include coffee grounds, roasted malt, caramel, piny hops, spicy notes. Finishes with a bold bitterness with both piny and roasty components.
Carbonation is just a little high.