williamstome (1875) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 4, 2017
Black pour, small brown head. Aroma of pine and roast. Flavor is roasty, chocolaty, with big pine character. Nice! dnstone (3404) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Boozy aroma. Black to deep brown in color with an off-white head. Hopped, dry flavor with slight sweet roast undertones. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Tap@ Vine St. Deep mahogany color with light tan head. Dark chocolate, apple, fruity aromas. Smooth slick mouthfeel. Dark chocolate, black licorice, ashy flavors with some fruity sweetness--good notalush (5874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Tap at Vine Street - black pour with a thick, lasting tan head - looks pretty amazing, actually - nose is deep roast, anise, chocolate, light smoke, woody hops - flavor is fairly similar to the nose - a lot.of anise and bitter chocolate from the malt, woody character from the hops, ending with deep roast and strong bitterness - marginal belgian character - very solid imperial black ipa. Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Tap at Mtn Sun. Pours brown with fine khaki head, decent retention, thin lace. Aroma is hoppy and citrus on the nose, with big fruit and ester tones, banana, apple from the belgian yeast, overall smells quite sweet. Flavor is sweet, fruity, with a mildly hoppy, citrus, pine finish. Aroma and flavor don’t really match. Only the faintest hint of perceived roast. Soft carbonation, light body, and juicy texture. A decent Black IPA.
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Sampled on tap at the Southern Sun in March. A really nice brew with a roasted malty base in the IPA. A rather enjoyable version of this beer type. Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2013
On tap at Vine Street. Pour is deep brown, almost black with a big khaki head and great lacing. Roasty, cocoa, somewhat spicy, grapefruity, orange peel, earthy, a touch herbal, and bready aroma. Taste is big roasty, bready, herbal, earthy, grapefruit, grass, somewhat spicy, coffee, and chocolate with a medium bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. I really dig the way the Belgian yeast intertwines with the toasty malt profile and juicy hops. Tide (3884) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2013
Draught at brewery. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with caramel, hops, chocolate, earthy notes, citrus and ripe fruits. Wonderful blend of different styles in body. Bitter finish roasted malts and hops. Excellent specialty brew. BeerandBlues2 (13304) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Tap at Vine Street. Pours clear black with a medium, creamy, light tan head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is dank, herbal, and pine hops, chocolate and roast malt with prunes and dates. Flavor is dark malt, moderate hops and bitterness, and dark fruit with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. Ratman197 (14826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2012
On tap at Vine Street poured a clear dark reddish brownwith a lasting tan head. Aromas of charcoal, roastiness, grapefruit and pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, charcoal, grapefruit and light pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering roasty finish.