tiong (7744) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
500ml bottle from Beer Culture, New York @ VarjopikkujoulutVastActiv (7737) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Bottled 100714 - Pours pitch black with a thick brown head. Aroma of fresh grassy hops, roasty malts, pine, resin and citrus. Taste is fresh hoppy, crisp roasty and grassy with some fruity notes, hints of chocolate and citrus. Finish is hoppy, slightly roasty and fruity with some bitterness. Quite balanced black IPA.
Tap at Fool’s Gold, New York. Colour is black with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Very enjoyable and soft. Iphonephan (7475) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
From a 50 cl bottle shared at home courtesy of Kermis. Pours black with a tan head. Grassy hop nose. Roasted flavors. Bitter finish. vtafro (7451) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Draft. Black pour with tan was. Aroma is earthy and grassy with some dark malt undertones. Flavor has grassy and herbal flavors with nice malty balance. caesar (7394) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2016
Bottle @ Benzai, medium sample. Dark brown color, medium frothy brown head. Aroma of fruity hops, grapefruit, bit pine, fair amount of roast, dark chocolate. Getting towards a hoppy porter almost with the choc and roast. Medium bitter in taste, nicely balanced between roasty bitterness and hoppy bitterness. Slight hint of licorice. Good balance, good beer.
JStax (7307) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle thanks to lukaduke. Pours a darker brown to black with a khaki head. Aroma is pine, caramel, licorice, and dough. Tastes the same. Good stuff. mansquito (7127) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2013
New Beer Distributors, NY 50cl ($8.25): Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is citrus hops, piny hops, smoky, roasted malts. Taste is a combination of the aforementioned. Dry smoky roast taste is coupled with sustained, but merely moderate, bitterness from the hops. The citrus doesn’t go over the top. In some sense, this could be considered merely a stout, but I think that there is enough IPA hoppiness to take it over the line. Body is very nice and creamy. Everything is well-balanced, perhaps more than the style normally allows. HogTownHarry (7086) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
September 9, 2014 - shared by J&K with me and blankboy. 500ml bottle. Inky black pour, smallish lasting frothy tan head. Lovely roast and herbal bitter aroma taste follows, but a little stale and milky. Average body, light carbonation, medium bitter finish - I am not a huge fan of the style, but this is pretty solid - and past its best before date too!