Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Received in trade. Consumed Feb 6. Reviewed from notes.
The appearance has a dark brown close to black colored body with a decent two fingered white to off-white close to tan head that lasts for a good minute and a half. One ring of foam does appear but ends up sliding down into the beer.
The smell has a nice earthy and smoky and roasted bitterness in the front through the coffee, however, there’s a nice pungent aroma of the citrus hops trying to come through, decent malty background.
The taste is mainly bitter through the hops and the coffee reacting and overtaking the malt presence that tried to come through in the smell. It has a somewhat dry and bitter coffee aftertaste and finish.
The palate is light - almost but more likely closer to a medium sort of body, comes off as its trying to be sessionable. Carbonation comes across like a good American Black Ale should.
Overall, for the most part, I like it, but I think I’d rather look for some other Black Ales before this. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Great first impression, roasty and huge fantastic hop aroma and flavor. This is great tom10101 (6030) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle (500 ml). Black with a medium creamy beige head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, resinous, tropical fruits and caramel. Taste is slightly sweet with roasted malt, pine, tropical fruits, caramel and a light bitter finish. Medium body. Slightly dry. Average carbonation. Good Black IPA. A tad watery on the finish, but well balanced and drinkable aplenty. I preferred Another One though. sonnycheeba (5961) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black with thick, creamy tan head. Aroma is earthy and pine hops, roasted malts, dark chocolate, and some woody notes. Flavor is dry, roast malts forward quickly followed by rich hop bitterness and some dried dark fruit; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. thornecb (5874) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Pours black into a tulip. Fluffy mocha head with god retention recedes leaving spider lacing to crater surface. Chocolate and tropical fruit aromas. Thin with sweet chocolate and resin upfront turning to espresso in the lasting finish.
JulienHuxley (5792) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very pretty opaque black with a lasting lacy thick brown foam. Aroma is quite chocolaty, light roasty notes, characteristic Maine Beer Co hopping, grapefruit. Taste is an intense shot of bitter dark chocolate and hops, but both flavors are rather well equaled and present something more like a generously hopped stout than a darkened IPA. Palate is creamy and satisfying. Good. BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2014
50cl, at 7.2%Vol, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, thx to tderoeck!, complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly roasted/woody, balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew Marheb (5717) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014 (En fût sur place) Rôtie, verte et poivrée, elle reste une belle expérience pour un style qui m’excite de moins en moins. (En bouteille) Très vert, jus de lime avec un corps vraiment douillet, superbe. snoworsummer (5614) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2013
From a bottle. Pours medium/dark brown with a frothy tan head. Tastes like coffee and barley, nutty, smooth. Creamy bitterness. Low/medium body and carbonation. Smells like creaminess, bitterness, and coffee. jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 21, 2013
500ml bottle in a tulip. Pours almost black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of citrusy and floral hops plus a nice dark and caramel maltiness. Flavor the same with a good blend and a characteristic hoppiness of Maine Beer. Average to smooth texture. A good beer.