BeerandBlues2 (13311) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 14, 2017 dnstone (3414) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black-brown in color with soft off-white head. Light sweet roast aroma. Sweet and subtley...hoppy-piney and strong but dominated by roast sweetness.
Can at home. Pours near opaque black with a medium, tight-bubbled tan head, medium retention. Aroma is moderate roast and chocolate malt, prunes, pine and resin hops. Flavor is moderate bitter roast and chocolate malt, moderate citrus, pine and resin hops and bitterness, light ash and a dry finish. Medium-full body and medium carbonation. jkwalking05 (4735) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2017
16 oz can. Black in color with a decent sized tan head. Aroma is of pine, roasted malt, coffee, licorice, and cocoa. Taste is of herbal piney hops, light roast, some smoke, and grapefruit. Sledutah (7524) - Utah, USA - MAR 26, 2017
On tap at PDX airport JorgeLee (2116) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2016
Pours black with a medium sized tan head, good lacing.Aroma of dark malts, coffee and pine. Flavor of dark malts, caramel, coffee, ashy and pine resin
Can, brought back from Arizona by Lalitha. Deep brown black colour, white foam. Slightly roasty dark malty, hint of charring, then lots of bitter piney hops. Quite big flavours both sides. Sits quite well. Nice, enjoyed it. DuffMan (10429) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle. Near black pour, very hearty looking. Chocolate and roast and juicy tropical fruit and piney hops all in good balance, very drinkable. I wasn’t impressed by their kölsch, so this was a nice surprise.
mcberko (17829) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
On tap at Addictions Bar & Grill, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out a wonderful balance of roasted malt and piney hops - very robust. Flavour is robust, with a great balance of roasted malt and piney hops. Dry, robust and nicely bitter on the finish. An excellent by-the-books black IPA. haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Draft at PHX. Pour a dark, black color with a thick, frothy tan head. Roasted maltiness with a strong sense of hops. Clean, bitter taste with a nice, dry finish. Good balance. Not too overpowering. Sold, solid beer. TheMattBrewer (11) - - JUN 4, 2016
Balances a burnt finish, an initial malt, and a hoppy body well, capping the black as night brew below a pleasantly thick head. Best as nitro. There’s also a version with a heavier coffee presence that expands on the roast notes very well. Itzjerm (2866) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 22, 2016
Nice chalky malty dark beer with a nice head. Sweet and burnt flavors. Toasted. A nice brew for sure.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2016
On tap at the Pub & Grub in Angel Fire, NM.
Opaque, brown-black with a thin khaki head and fair lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, coffee and earthy hops.
Taste of roasted malt, cocoa, coffee and earthy hops.
Medium/light body and medium/low carbonization.
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