Bookseeb (137) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Appearance has a nice dark brown amber color supporting a thick supporting head leaving fair lace. Smell has a nice balance of the malt and citric piney hop aroma. Taste is predominant black malt coming through with the sweeter palt malt coming through balanced by the hops. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. One of the more enjoyable BIPA I’ve had. andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
Pours a really dark brown with a little light shining through and a small beige ring of foam around the glass. Aroma is roasted malts, cocoa and citrus. Flavour is citrus, pine, roasted malts, cocoa, and some malty sweetness. Reimer96 (1778) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
Pours a ear brown color with a big frothy light brown head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops, roasted malts & a bit of cocoa. Taste is pine, citrus, chocolate, roasted barley and even more pine on the finish. Excellent black ipa with a great balance of roasted malts and citrus hops. TempeCoyote (63) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Brownish head with a dark but clear body that allows more light to pass through than expected. Roastiness in the aroma mixed with candy like caramel malt coming through. The hops show up after that, but not potent enough to turn it bitter. I prefer this to other black IPAs with bigger hop kick but suspect some hop fans will think it's not enough.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Chudwick (3367) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2013
bomber (date of 7/2/12) - pours black with huge ivory head and skeletal lacing. Nose is resin, citrus and roast. I was reluctant to write citrus. Lots more IPA and less Black. Disappointing for a style I like and brewery I respect. A good brew nonetheless. all kinds of bitterness and latent sweetness. I’m amazed to find out I’m giving this a 3.7 but I stand with my rating.
Bamsen78 (5562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Draught @ Smoke and Barrel, Washington, D.C. Pours hazy very dark chocolate brown with small light tan head. Clear, bitter aroma with notes of roast and malt. Roasty flavour with sweetish notes of malt. Coffee-like aftertaste. Nice but I have tried better beers within this style. Patrickctenchi (6732) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Black/ruby...almost see-through with a giant, whipped vanilla head.
Perfume, floral hop aroma....yeast.
Fruity, mild coffee, resin flavor.
Unexpected....has a saison quality to it.
Very tasty. DedicatedToFun (4003) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Was a little disappointed, had high hopes b/c i love black ipa, but this wasnt that dark, big white head, but missing the hops and anything too crazy. Not a big fan but drinkable. AndyW68 (1602) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Dark with light tan head. Aroma is sweet. Taste is not for me. Perfumy ipa. I will not be buying again. pintbypint (3834) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
650ml brown bottle. Medium brown colour with some red shades. Medium sized tan head. Hoppy nose, big citrus. Light roasty taste, dark chocolate, tons of citrus hops. Light roasty finish, lingering citrus and pine, ok bitterness. Medium body, decent zippy carbonation. Quite an easy drinking black IPA, could be just a touch bolder, but still good.