Rangi (672) - - JUL 13, 2014Bootlegger007 (113) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2017
This was one of the most pleasant black ipas I’ve had. Brilliant black poor with a vibrant mocha coloured head. Aroma is full of coffee and citrus hops, very slight chocolate. Very nice smoothness to the beer which surprised me. Smooth bitterness, smooth coffee and chocolate and the high alcohol content you don’t notice too much. Brilliant beer.
Pours black with a small light brown head, boozy aroma of roasted malts and tropical fruits with a spicy pepper bitter aftertaste, gives a warming glow!
Bitter - Fruity - Powerful, love it CraftyHare (67) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2016
500ml bottle pours almost black with medium off-white foamy head. Subtle earthy herbal aroma. Initial very dark chocolate sweetness and orange peel is quickly replaced with long-lasting bitter hops with strong herbal and medicinal characters reminiscent of Amaro liqueur. Refreshing and big, but not overly complex. floydian1 (1454) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 2, 2016
Bottle (500ml) from Beer Cartel, Sydney. Near matt black body (faint reddish-brown hue) with a large dense beige head that settles slowly to a stable film. Big aromas of roasty dark malts and pine needles with more subtle notes of mocha, blood orange, and liquorice. Palate is thick and slick with sticky sweetish dark malty initial flavours before an aggressively resinous dry hop finish that lingers long in the aftertaste. The ABV is hardly noticeable.
colui72 (981) - HONG KONG - JUN 18, 2016
Pours thick black with a big brown head. Aroma of piney hops and citrus. Taste is immediately boozy, and it leaves room to pine, malts, tropical fruits and coffee notes. The flavours linger in the after taste, even after a bitter finish. Fantastic ale. mcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2016
500mL bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma brings out lots of roasted malt and piney hops in good balance. Flavour is robust as hell, with loads of piney hops and robust roasted malt in excellent harmony. Dry, robust and balanced. A wonderfully done big black IPA.
beerplace (1599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2016
500ml bottle at Matt’s. Pours deep brown with a tan head. Aroma is tropical fruits hops, roasted malt. Taste is caramel, hoppy bitterness, slightly sweet, smoky, resin, piney. Burnt malt, hoppy bitterness aftertaste. Very good. Ferris (15004) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle - Lots of roast with some nice pine and herbal notes. Deep dark brown with a light brown head. Lots of roast, liquorice and pine. Bitter and long finish. Huge and decent for the ABV. lupulist (348) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2016
Pours a deep black colour with a lasting tan head. Aroma of resiny hops and roasted malts. Big flavour balanced between roasted flavours and piney hops. A touch herbal. A bit boozy, but otherwise very good. fiulijn (20411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2016
Tasting at Matt’s; 10.5% ABVHKdIPA (798) - HONG KONG - JUN 14, 2016
Dark brown color, almost black, with compact brown head. The two main expected flavor elements of a Black IPA are there, deep roasted character and resiny hops; it’s powerful, strong bodied, warm from the alcohol, some liquorice, some salt; moderate residual sweetness.
Big beer; very well brewed.
Bottle from Brewcraft (thanks Kenneth!) at home in new apt. Second or third time I've had this in the past few weeks. Had been on my wish list for a while and it lives up. Dark black pour huge puffy light light tan head. Aroma is big but not huge roasted coffee and malt with fruity white wine hoppiness. Some booze too. Taste is huge - palate rich and smooth but not too thick - sharp bitter pine hops with some coffee bitterness, sweet toasted marshmallow malts, bitter boozy finish that lasts. Excellent black IPA.