Advocate_Ames (635) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2013
The Toast has a full head that soon faded to give me a nice lacing in my glass. As for aroma I picked up on hops, pine, lite charred malts, and citrus. There is a subtle rye or barley scent but it is very faint. The flavor is of toasted malts, lite barley, and rye. With those ingredients I also picked up on grapefruit and hops. The finish was interesting. I could taste the blending of grains, with the rye and malt taste lingering. In addition I was also left with hops and a mild bitter after taste. The Toast is a fine brew and for being a fan of rye I enjoyed this. The rye flavor was not intense, it was done just right. Overall this is worth trying. AdamChandler (5181) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Appearance is black but dark amber at the edges. 1 finger charcoal head fades to some nice lacing. Nose is sort of coconuts and figs with some earthy pine needles. Taste is very bitter, with a lots of acidic grapefruit. Very lemon zest in nature. Nice barley presence and a tad of peet. This is a fantastic black IPA mcberko (18979) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
22 oz. bottle, sent from Chippo33 (thanks a lot, Paul), pours a deep dark brown / near-black with a small tan head. Aroma of toasted bread, light toasted malt, rye, wheat and restrained earthy hops. Flavour brings out loads of toasted malt and crusty rye bread upfront along with some wheaty notes, then followed by the muffled earthy hops. The wheat and rye seem to prevent the hops from being more at the forefront, though it all works in good harmony. Easy drinking, fairly restrained black IPA. Good stuff. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
On tap at Prohibition Pig. Served in a Lawson’s tulip. Pour is a very dark brown with a nice tan head. Nose carries roast and a bit of chocolate. Some pine and light citrus. Flavor is more toward pine and dank hops with a bit of rye in the background. The hops are a bit too muted for a Black IPA, IMO. Reynolds314 (3477) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 3, 2013
All around great Black IPA. Toasty, roasty, hoppy, and bitter. The hops are super dank and piney and the malts come off roasted and chocolatey.
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2013
On draft at propig, roasty and hoppy a crappy James. Very bitter and ashy, decent PhillyCraft (7935) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Draft at multiple spots in Vermont. Pours dark brown, nearly black. Medium to large coffee colored head that stuck around for a minute or so. Aromas are great, really limited the roast that most black ipas exhibit, all juiced out, and resin’d hops. Hop notes were pine, extract, and sandalwood haze mixed with light cocoa and only a touch of roast. Flavor wasnt as hoppy as aroma but still great with dank wood, dark chocolate, wheat, and rye. Excellent black ipa. Zeeben (82) - Goffstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Fresh bottle picked up at the warren store. Pours a deep black with a strong multi finger head that dissipates quickly to a thin rim. The aroma on this is just dead to me, really disappointed on this front. Nice malty push in the body, subtle hop flavors come through. Really nice drinking black IPA. seth_lfod (329) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Poured from a bomber into a HF taster. Pours a translucent black with a healthy tan head. Not much on the aroma with an earthy roasted scent. Nice taste though, again earthy with a nice malty bitter balance. Great drinkability and a fine example of black IPA.