Travlr (25267) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown, small tan head that settles quickly. Aroma is pine needles duested with chocolate. Taste is bitter chocolate, pine, grass, and a touch of lemon. Interesting hop profile. Tmoney99 (14619) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Draft. Poured clear dark brown with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, earthy hop with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a dry slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a good complex beer.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 4, 2013
12oz bottle, thanks to my friend Joelle. Medium tan head atop dark brown body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some grapefruit, light coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some roast, light bittersweet chocolate. Medium body, light effervescence. Drake (13954) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
12 ounce bottle shared by maniac at the 20th Richmond Gathering. Pours a dark red color with a large frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel malts and citrus hops. The taste is bitter hops, citrus, stone fruits and caramel. Medium bodied, but very mild for a Black IPA. crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2012
I like the fat that they use both the malts and the hops for bitteness. Isn’t a funky mish mash of flavors.
Sammy (12361) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
Serviceable, drinkable, black IPA twist top from Champane’s Cellars. Black colour with lots of lace. Moderate roast aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Good hops, the roast is somewhat rough. Not the best black IPA, but still a good second tier. rosenbergh (11613) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
12 oz bottle. (Meijer) Kalamazoo, MI.shrubber85 (11460) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Dark reddish brown color with a small tan head.
Coffee, fruits... a lot of fruits. And some alcohol in the aroma.
The flavor is... a mixture of different kind of flavors. There is roasted malt, cough drops, medicine notes, dry hops and some bitterness. If I would know better this could be alright.
Bottle. Chocolate-caramel malt and grapefruit peel aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet chocolate fudge malt, light ash, and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Good body. Not bad. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Taster on tap at HopCat in East Lansing. Clear brown - red color. Good thin off-white head. Leaves good lace. Spicy, light roasty aroma. Piney, lightly earthy hop. Bigger body. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Bigger bitter taste, minimal sweet. Solid black IPA. czar (9172) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
pours unclear light brown reddish with a tall frothy light beige head, good retention and lacing. very spicy and spicy roasted malts - kind of bland very roasted malts, spicy coffee beans, sweetish red berry fruitiness, carbonic acid, very ashy - offensive, booze. moderately low carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky, sweet grassy-spicy-piney-citrusy-ashy finish. sort of blah.