nearbeer (5421) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 14, 2014
500 ml. bottled on 02-04-14. Pours opaque ebony with a lasting disc of creamy bubbles. Big aroma of grapefruit zest followed by some resin and mocha. Tastes of fresh grapefruit with a slather of unsweetened dark chocolate, orange zest and dark roasted coffee bean. Long finish is mocha and dry oats. Near-medium body has too much carbonation and it fizzes up in the mouth a bit, but definitely keeps things from getting sticky. Above all, there’s a great balanced flavor and no overly-acidic finish from too much roast as some recent BIPAs have done to me. rumproasts (5359) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
bottle. Deep brown with one finger head. Rich chocolate malt. Much less roasty than most other Black IPAs I’ve had, which is a nice change. Excellent hops. The flavors here are excellent, and yet I find myself with taste fatigue by the end of the bottle. I can’t get into this style no matter how hard I try.
AdamChandler (5052) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Pours black with a 3 finger creamy espresso head. Mild roasted nose character with a touch of smile. Taste is nice. good malty roasted charcoal with some woody notes and a touch of chocolate. Very light low IBU IPA with a nice roast note. exactly as described. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
Big head Todd on dark brown beer. Aroma is more hops than malt. Malty brown ale with nice hops but unfortunately the Maine chemical edge to the flavour. The most unique "house" aspect I have found in a beer. Comes across as cool but…. Ktwse (4887) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Pours black with a finger of tan head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, light chocolate, coffee. Taste is balanced hoppy and coffee bitter with a mellow sweet chocolate finish that ends in roasted coffee. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation. One of the best black IPAs I’ve had.
Palme (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2013
0.5l bottle from Good Beers NYC. There is no reference to this being a #2,but it’s bottled 11.06.2013 so it’s as fresh as a mildly put fresh.. Pours a lovely looking deep dark brown body with a big really lacing and lasting light brown top. Smells amazing, lots of fresh green hops, a good amount of coffee, roasted malts and just plain old delicious. There is even a little bit of salty peanuts and ice cream in this. Could nose this for hours. Taking a sip i get a really spot on comfortable carbonation level with a smooth oily mouthfeel. Deliciously blended flavors with a good amount of coffee and bitter almost stingy fresh piney hops. Really balanced (as all the beers I’ve had from Maine has been) and it has a dry chocolate paper thing that I’m really enjoying right now. Roasted almost a little bit burned ashy finish, a little bit of minerals and soft dry mouthing in the aftertaste. Really tasty! 20.06.2013 _angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours pretty much black with a small dark mocha head that leaves lots of spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty, tiny fruity and slightly herbal with roasted malts, caramel, toffee, grapefruit juice, mango, peaches, dark roast coffee, liquorice, moist soil and lemon zest. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter, malty, tiny fruity and herbal. Mouthfeel is soft, tiny dry, astringent and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with roasted malts, dark roast coffee and grapefruit. Solid BIPA. Nothing extreme. jbruner (4742) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Pours an opaque brownish black on tap with fluffy tan head that dissipates to leave good lacing. Aroma of big piney hops and lots of strong chocolate malt and a hint of earthy roast. Taste is even more toward the pine and chocolate, less roast, mild bitterness. Right along the style, solid beer. callmemickey (4543) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Dark brown body, medium off-white head, spotty lacing. Pine, citrus, roast, a little earth and chocolate. Medium bodied, moderate bitterness, moderate carbonation, slight awkward finish as the malt and hops try to work things out with each other. tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
Pours black with a nice tanned head. Aroma is roasted malty sweet ashy chocolate coffee hoppy. Flavor is bitter fruity nicely dark slightly sweet and finishes longlived bitter roasted.