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 (2702) - 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. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2009
In short: Mollasses and resinous hops about in this kick-ass Black IPA.beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2010
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed very fresh a few weeks after the beer was bottled. Tasting session with Montreal crew
The look: Black body topped by a long-lasting small beige head
In long: Nose is roasted, citrusy and pine-tree. Body is big and slightly viscous with a a lot of molasses and caramel. The beer has a whole lot of hop of hops and then some more. The hopping character comes through a mainly resinous with citrusy and coniferous notes. Roasted level is high, even relative to the Dark IPA style. Very bold and tasty. This new one-man pico-brewery keeps delivering one kick-ass beer after another. That dude has a brighter future than a hard-working bailiff in the crumbling Detroit city.
The pour reveals a pitch black color with a thin beige head. The hops provide a fir tree aroma, there’s also a presence of roasted malt, the aroma is quite appealing. The flavor is superb, a ton of coniferous hops and roasted malt with bitterness in the end. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. This is an awesome black IPA! VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Draft at the Three Penny Taproom - Pours a dark brown in color with a small tan head that fades quickly. Aroma is big with piney hops and roasted malts. Flavor is a heady mix of pine resin hoppiness and roasted malts. Nice creamy palate, but not sticky. Finish is wonderfully bitter and long... Another awesome one from Mr. Lawson.
Thorpe429 (5035) - , 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 hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2012
On draft pour. Black with a tannish head. Hops in the aroma, and more in the taste. Pine, citrus, and light pineapple. Very smmoth for the alcohol content. AGAquino (667) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad 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