Terminus (3679) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2011
bottle-pours almost black with a soapy kacki head that lasted a long time cold but not very long warm. seems somewhat backwards. nose is of piney hops, char, smoke, lite chocolate with some herbal character. flavors are very chary with alot of pine and herbal hop notes. very well balanced but leaves a bigtime char finish. could be the least metallic Black IPA i have had to date. the malt has enough sweetness to overide the metalllic flavors. some alcohol detected long into the finish. somewhat warming. a very tasty example of this style! Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Thanks to a generous soul for sending this bottle my way. Served in a tulip.
Pours near black with a good off-white head that sticks around for a bit. Very thin cap and a good-sized collar hang around throughout. Lots of spotty lacing. The nose brings some earthy and piney hops along with a good dosing of roast and some slight chocolate character. The flavor doesn’t have quite as much hop character, but there’s a nice bitterness to round everything out. There’s a touch of rye, though I’m not sure I could have picked it out had I not known it was there. Medium body with good carbonation. Roasty bitterness through the finish. Solid brew.
Serving type: bottle bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2011
(22oz bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, rye, citrus, light smoke, and toasted marshmallow. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, citrus, and pine with a dry finish. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2011
22. Pours a murky near-black with a nice creamy tan head. Big spicy rye nose, showing that husky pepperiness along with some grapefruit and pine. Creamy full body with lively carb. Roast, toast, pepper, grapefruit, pine, and grain husks on the mid palate along with a nice resiny finish. garthicus (2925) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 11, 2012
Thanks to Brock. Appearance: Pitch black, creamy yellow head. Aroma: lactose, spice, a quick metallic nose, roasty. Flavour: Roasty, tangy, toast, a little hoppy with a decent malty finish.
blankboy (7662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle [660ml] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus c/o Brock. Pours dark brown with light red hues, a bit oily looking, and a small
diminishing frothy tan head. Aroma of lightly roasted malt, leafy
hops, chocolate, some coffee and a hint of spice. Flavour of roasted malt, light spice, coffee, leafy hops and chocolate. Alcohol well hidden. Medium bodied, almost-creamy mouthfeel. Quite good, I enjoyed it. Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2012
A black colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of sweet roasted malt with fruits and hop, The taste of sweet fruits, roasted malt, laurel and some hops. The aftertaste of laurel, some fruits with a little bitter. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
22oz bottle. Rating #48. Tasty beer, nice light roast with a bit of spicy rye and moderate bitterness. Good stuff and well made. (2560) peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
Tap @ Carlsbad brewpub. Black pour with a quickly thinning tan head. Aroma is rye and roast with chocolate perhaps light coffee and minimal hop bitterness. Taste is heavy on the roast with chocolate and rye with background bitterness. Nice roasty beer but more of a hops presence would be nice. tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2013
Pours pitch black with a nice creamy lacing head. Aroma is a bit soapy hoppy roasted. Flavor is nice hoppy citric bitter malty roasted a bit chcolate tones.