MrTipple (5956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2017
Sweet, dark, toasted malts, sweet bourbon flavours, dark, sweet fruits, molasses, caramel.
Hazy, very dark brown, frothy, beige head. Medium sweet. More sweet, dark malts, toasted, barre aged flavours, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Outstanding CDA, rich and well-balanced. Bottle shared at L41 tasting - thanks to Leighton! Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle @Craigs (The Budget week tasting, rating backlog). Pours brown, almost black tan head. Nose is chocolate, slight coffee. Taste is raisin, fruit cake, roasted malts, very nice. Beerandhockey8 (419) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUN 28, 2017
From 12oz bottle to snifter. Pour is a black brown color, thick tan head. Nose is malty, hoppy, licorice, dark fruit. Taste is sweet, medium bodied. Rich and oily finish. Great dark ipa culchiem (4097) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2017
Can from McHughs. Ruby brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of earthy malt. Flavour is roasted hop, chocolate, dry malt, bitter fruit, creamy roast finish. KevinReddirt (209) - Midland, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2017
Given to me to sample by a very good beer friend from his cellar. It came in a 12 oz. bottle with some nifty artwork on the label. The pour yields a stout-like dark, almost jet black, body along with a foamy beige top that leaves a good accounting of the sips I take. The nose is unexpected for an IPA, earthy, malty and some spice. A drink gives an interesting combination of malt and resin, biscuit and a vanilla-chocolate finish. A touch of bitterness lingers. Quite involved, very appealing. A great Black IPA, better than most Imperial IPAs. A great day indeed. Oh, and the bottle says 10.6% abv. Strong in many ways.
StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2017
Bottle. Blackish-dark brown with a medium beige head that slowly recedes to a fine film. The aroma packs a wallop and I can smell this one from across my desk--no real need to set this under my nose to get a whiff. The aroma features pine, oak barrel, cocoa and toffee. The taste echoes the notes detected in the aroma. The palate is full and the carbonation is soft. Finished long and dry. Overall: Good stuff. wlajwl (7008) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2017
Aroma is pine/pine needles, spices and dark malts. The flavor is dark malts, chocolate, pine needles, grapefruit and an acidic/bitter/slightly sour finish. jmohno (1651) - Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Cocoa nibs aroma, complex fruits, dark fruit, woody cherry toasted coconut. Same taste, some cola, not much booze, complex dark malts, fairly malty, mild dryish finish. KInd of a barleywine, more malty than ipa. AshtonMcCobb (6852) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk dregs run.
Appearance - opaque brown to black.
Nose - toffee and marmalade.
Taste - more of the same. Luscious marmalade and toffee. A touch of chocolate kicking I around the finish.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish.
Overall - like this.
nihtila (3836) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle at Craigs. Dark brown. Nose is pine, light roast, faint sweetness. Tastes similar, piney hops, light coffee and chocolate, light booze. Decent.