cubs (10693) - 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. alexsdad06 (10641) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2011
12 oz. bottle shared with the group. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma has earthy, resiny and citrus hops, roasted malts, chocolate and some alcohol. The flavor has a big dose of pine resin, roasted malts, chocolate, fruits and raisins. The alcohol is warming, but not part of the flavor. Call this what you want; black ipa, DIPA, American barley wine, I enjoyed this one. Extra marks because it wasn’t infected. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2013
12oz bottle, thanks to FlandersNed! Cap reads 11-10... 3 yr old Black IPA, we’ll see how this goes. Very dark brown, almost black color. Thin off-white, light brown head. Leaves plenty, thicker, dotty lace. Big body. Lightly sticky in the finish, light drying though. Smooth, lighter, lightly soft carbonation. Not too difficult to sip. This is surprisingly not bad, for the age, actually pretty tasty. Like a big black barleywine. Hop is pretty much just an earthy, lightly piney muddled character, but there’s a lot of good bitter taste to counter balance the malty sweetness. Very nice big heavy roast malt aroma that lasts long into the finish, some licorice, hint of dark chocolate. Solid imperial stout -like characteristics. Some bite in the finish if more than small sip is taken. Overall, better than expected, and a very interesting (and rare) experience that I’m happy to have had. Would have been interesting to try this fresh, though.. blipp (9598) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Herbal and piney hoppy aroma with light roasted malts. The flavor has piney, earthy, and herbal hops, with roasted malts and a light sweetness. Not bad. JoeMcPhee (9517) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
Deep brown pour with a fast-fading head. The aroma is sort of sweet and spicy. A sort of black licorice character and a touch of a minty character as well. A leathery sort of character as well. A little bit of soft character and some decent earthiness. Cocoa and some earthy bitterness. A lovely brew actually. A little bit of peppery ethanol up front but it fades quickly.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
[4940-20121116] 355mL bottle. Light orange hops has a smoky soya sauce note in the aroma. Hazy, dark brown body with a quick foamy tan head. More floral malt and smoky soya and bitter burnt citrus peel in the flavour. Medium-full body. Bit of a surprise sneak-attack tastiness. (8/3/8/3/16) 3.8
Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2011
(w/ jercraigs, JoeMcPhee, Radek Kliber)
12oz bottle pours mahogany with deep copper edges and mocha head. The aroma is spicy hops, spicy yeast, cherries, some dark roastiness and a modest level of Belgian yeasty esters. The taste is complex to say the least and is a yummy sort of complexity that is a bit tough to put words to. I get some dark roasted malts, a thicket of citrus hops, some pine hop resin and then it becomes more and more spicy hop bitterness mixing with molasses. Different, complex, good. jredmond (8517) - New York, New York, USA - APR 27, 2011
Draft at RnH with Streets, Andrew, and Brendan during the Kuhnhenn Total Tap Takeover Event. Pours a pitch black body with off white lacing. Aroma is light. Mouthfeel is thick and rich with notes of rich caramel malts, fresh hops, and a touch of chocolate roast. Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle 355? ml Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Aroma: strong nose, brown sugars , hefty hop hints , vineus feel , some buzz with mild funk.
Look: dark brown , murky look with lighter fizzy brown hue. 3-
Taste/palate: medium boied with fulle sides. Mint, chocolate , chewy mid...some floral meadow feel. Touch of spice with alcohol heat at end. Very late caramel and salt.
On tap: The aroma is very piney with some chocolate and roast. It pours a dark brown with a small soapy beige head. The flavor starts with a quick chocolate and fruit. It finish with heavy pine and faint roast. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.