madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
20th February 2011jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Opaque black beer, small tan head. Milky malt and a little sourness on the nose. Light palate, mild carbonation, slightly dry. Sweet and light dark malt. Aniseed, coca cola and a little chocolate. Some yeast. All joins up seamlessly in to quite a unique beer. Tasty dark treat!
Bottle thanks to FlandersNed! Pours black. Tan head. Nose/taste of black licorice, hops, black malt and cocoa. Creamy mouth feel. Slightly chalky finish. Medium body. Solid. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 10, 2011
A: The pour is dark brown in color with a finger or so of tan head.
S: An intensely fruity nose to this beer. Lots of pineapple and fresh orange juice. There’s definitely alcohol present (and not surprising at 11%). The roast and chocolate notes are not as prevalent as in other beers of the style.
T: Very intense tropical fruit flavors to this beer. Pineapple, mango, papaya, grapefruit, and orange give an intense fruitiness and a mild sweetness. Not super bitter, but there is a nice bite to the beer. A mild roasted malt flavor and a bit citric feeling.
M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: I personally found this to be a fantastic beer. An amazing fruitiness to it, just a little bit on the boozy side. Ratman197 (14838) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of molasses, preune, toffee, earthiness and sherry. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of toffee, earthiness, prune, sherry and tobacco with a smooth warming lingering tobacco finish. Tmoney99 (14486) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured dark brown color with an average fizzy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted dark fruit and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded almost a standout.
hopdog (12544) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2016
12oz bottle. Poured a black color with an off white head. Chocolate, some roast, and some earthiness. Not sure I would have guessed a Black IPA vs. a stout. Sammy (12205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
I thought an understated imperial stout. Smelled roasty, very balck with brown head. Would pass as a very decent RIS. Not thick, but chocolate, rich malt.Mouthfeel average. Good drinkability. Perfect carbonation.Peter Chiado’s bottle from the brewery. deyholla (11604) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Sampled from the tap at the 2010 Winter Solstice. Poured near black with a light brown head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma had a slight pine note with dark grain and a bit of spice. Flavor began with some dark grains, a bit of spice and a bit of backing pine hop to round out the beer. cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle @ home via trade with deyholla, I believe. Thanks! Pours a bit murky black appearance with a dark brown head. Chewy herbal yeasty, dark chocolate, somewhat spicy, minty/piney aroma that really has the house character of the Kuhnhenn yeast. Tangy, orange zesty, fairly citrusy, Belgian chocolate, chewy yeasty, minty, light toffee flavor. Honesty, this tastes pretty strong but is super smooth for the 11% abv. Also, pretty unbelievable that this has held up so well. I’ve had this bottle for near a year and god knows how long deyholla had it before me, but it’s still super tasty. BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Nice dark pour with a smaller head. Rich dark fruit to this. Damn near a sour. Very delicious.