MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
black with thin cream head, consistent. Brownie and herb nose, balanced with some cake delicacy. Bit of playdoh marriage of stout and hops, otherwise excellent, balanced brownie cake with piney, resinous end, stings tongue. Rich body. Dense and delicious. johnnnniee (4245) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Pours a solid black color with a huge tan head that persists forever. Earthy hoppy aroma with a roasty chocolate some dark fruit and a hint of cardboard. The flavor is earthy and citrus hoppy with a fair amount of dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick roasty gritty mouthfeel. Nice hoppy porter very tasty. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle (thanks to goodbyeohio for sharing)... Poured black with a thin, khaki head. Some good retention. Aroma of awesomely dank, earthy, pine-like hops. Hop notes similar in the flavor with a good balance of roast and malt sweetness. Bright citrus, cocoa, roast, mild tobacco note too. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark brownish near black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of lots of strong hop notes, focusing on citrus, pineapple, and mango. Chocolate malt, mild roast aromas as well. Flavor is deliciously hoppy with mild roast and chocolate notes. Lots of tropical fruit and pine hop notes, not overly bitter but firmly bitter with well accompanying dark, roasty, and chocolate malts. Full creamy body, with nice thick texture. This is one of the best examples of a Black IPA I’ve ever had. hackobock (4007) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2016
July 22, 2015. On tap at the brewery.
SSSteve (4006) - - JAN 24, 2015
Black with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet licorice, notes of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, pine, grass and peach. Taste is light to medium sweet with licorice, toffee and peach. Crisp bitter roasted finish with pine and grass and hints of sweet licorice. Medium bodied, average carbonation.
black with a very large, foamy, tan head. inviting floral and peach hop aroma. some bitterness from roasted malt and the hops with a dryish finish. solid. Jow (3897) - New York, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle while hanging out with my son late night. Pours deep brown with lovely head and nice lacing. Despite being stuffy ingot a nice nose of cocoa and hops. Tastes of piney hops, grapefruit, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, and herbs. Creamy yet bitter mouthfeel. Another winner from Maine. maekchu (3847) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Thanks to KyotoLefty. Chocolate, pine hop nose, with some cocoa notes. Dark translucent brown. Dark peaty chocolate, heavy tea and more chocolate, some salty tinges, and good final bitterness. Medium body. Not shocking to the palate, but moderate to full flavors all around. Exceptional. Tide (3828) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle from a friend. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, coffee, chocolate, licorice, pine and hops. Bitter finish with coffee, licorice, pine, hops, nuts and roasted malts. Exquisite black IPA. probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
500 ml bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep brown-black with a creamy mocha head.
Aroma: Lovely dank/resinous hops with some nice dark-roasted malt character, lightly smoky, a bit of alcohol.
Palate: Medium+ body with fine, somewhat sparse carbonation.
Flav.: Lots of dank/resinous hops with a rich dark-roasted malt backdrop, a little grape jelly, faintly smoky, a bit boozy; dry with moderate bitterness and a long, roasty and hoppy finish.