Travlr (24834) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle courtesy of bard, thanks! Muddy brown, huge beige head with good retention. Aroma of Christmas trees! Bitter edge with decent caramel, balanced and interesting. jtclockwork (16597) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of citrus, pineapple, pine woods, roasted chocolate malt and dry cocoa. Finishes with dry roasted chocolate and pine. Medium body. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2012
Draught at Blind Tiger, NYC - at Vermont Night. Black - brown head. Nice burned malts. Nice hoppy. Lovely Bitterness. Fruity. Kalk. High malty. Lovely black IPA. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2010
22oz bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Small tan head atop cola brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some bittersweet chocolate, light roast. Taste is much the same as the nose. Light-medium body. Sammy (12205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2012
My first LL, thanks John. Black IPA with a good roasting aroma, black bodied wth a big bubbly head. Medium mouthfeel. Not aggressive, more like a black ale with significant hopping.
j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep dark black with a large dense creamy tan head. Roast, sweet cocoa and malt, smoke, and sweet lime and citrus. Just on the thin side of medium bodied, roast comes through right away, big and bold. Nice earthy pungent hop notes follow, mellowing into some toffee and cocoa powder. Long earthy roast, dark and char filled, long bakers cocoa and bitter grapefruit pith on the finish. Very nice. hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Bottle… Midnight black ale with a creamy, beige head. Good retention. The burnt, dank aroma furnishes bong water with lesser notes of vanilla and cocoa. Full-bodied with a whole-milk mouthfeel and laid-back carbonation. The flavor is burnt, bitter, mildly acidic and acrid. Finishes tangy, carbonic and bitter. Bottle courtesy of ctipping! daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Nice dark brown pour, cream head. Aroma is nice spicy hops up front followed by mellow roasted malt. Flavor had a nice hop bite, smooth toasted malt, damn good!! alexsdad06 (10430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Sampled from bottle at DLD ’12. Pours a dark brown/black color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma has roasted malts, chocolate, with a hop profile that is citrus, earthy and mildly herbal. The flavor shows a nice balance between the roasted malts, chocolate and even sweeter caramel with the bold citrus and earthy hops. Black IPA’s are something I only enjoy when done very well and this fits the bill. phaleslu (10267) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared by lushawn- thanks a ton, Shawn! Pours a dark coffee brown with a small beige head. Notes of ash, earthy hops, dark chocolate, toast, orange citrus, and wood. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth, bitter mouthfeel. Nice black IPA.