blipp (9713) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Draft. Pours near black with a tan head. Fruity citric hoppy aroma, with roasted malts and coffee. The flavor has great balance, with fruity citric hops, floral notes, light piney notes, coffee, and light roasted malts. Awesome. philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - MAR 29, 2013
On tap at Mad Taco. Pours an opaque brown with a thin head that fades after a few minutes. Faint aroma of roasted coffee over hops. Flavor is carried by a full body, with a slight refreshing effervessense and hits across a broad array of salt, bitterness. This tails off nicely to an slight aftertaste of root beer. Lovely big IPA. wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2014
From old notes, tasted with Curtis and some friends in Nashville, probably some time near the summer of 2012, from bottle. Pours opaque, nearly black dark brown with a thick brown head that leaves average lace. The nose is a really nice blend of dank green earthy hops, along with both dark and milk chocolate. The flavor is very dry and nicely balanced milk chocolate malt up front, moving to the dank earthy hops and dark chocolate bitterness. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long super hoppy and bitter dark chocolate finish. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Picked this up at The Warren Store the morning of Night of the Funk 2010. Poured into a tulip and shared with bmanning, Amyliz4, and Heather. Batch 163, Bottle 17.
Pour is a very dark brown with an off white head. Plenty of light carbonation bubbles on top. Very nice lacing. The nose is very, very strong aromas of piney, resinous hops with a pretty good amount of roasted malt to back it up.
The taste is all about the pine and resin with a bit of darkly-roasted malt. The feel is extremely dry and bitter. Just an incredibly bitter beer. Even with that, it’s still quite drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-11-2010 AGAquino (704) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2012
Dark black colour with nice tan head. Impressive hoppy aroma. Noticeable licorice, toasted malt, bitter citrus in flavour. Lingering bitter.
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wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Pours black. Citrus and frutiy aroma with roast and light chocolate. Flavor is citrus and fruits again dry roasty and chocolatey finish. Bitter and dry with a really nice hop flavored after taste. nice. glad to try. arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Big thanks to tobelerone for throwing this in on a trade, I was happy to be able to try a Lawson’s with a friend. Dark black color, standard appearance, decent head. Aroma is piney hops. Flavor is oily hops, pine, citrus and a hint of dark malt on the end. No burnt or roast flavors really and I like that because i think sometimes they clash with the hops. This was one of teh better black IPA’s I’ve tasted.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-14-2012 03:18:57