GlasgowTAD (1873) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Pours brown black with brown head. Aroma is fruity and roasty. Taste is peach sweet, mango sweet, slight roastiness, hint of coffee. Stuu666 (14139) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle on the bus. Pours deep brown, nose is salty toffee, pine, roasted, taste is roasted, coffee, toffee, dry. ianwelby (1456) - SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2016
Dark red, bitter fruit aroma. Rich, fruity taste. Malty and tangy hop. Rich, apple-y aftertaste. Really good. djd07 (15282) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark amber with creamy beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is roast, pine, resin. Medium body, roast, pine, lingering bitterness, very good.
jmohno (1640) - 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.
Beerandhockey8 (416) - 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 3fourths (9351) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2010
draft. sand colored fine bubbled head, near black body. nose is ipa-like citrus and pine tar, wet, dank and spicy, while the malt is heavy with toasted bread crumbs, light cream, light to medium chocolate, all coated in green zesty buzzing hop oil. medium chewiness, medium body, mostly smooth. enjoyable but seems to have a concrete/mineral yeast note late. notalush (5895) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Tap - a fairly creamy and smooth body for this style and strength - loads of green, oily, fresh hop flavor and aroma - a lot of black ipas fail to balance this with the chewy malt, but this does a fairly good job of it - the malt adds just enough of a sweetness to balance the hops and then gets the hell out of the way - slight roast on the back end that actually works well with the greenness of the hops - tasty. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Poured at the Beer blogger conference for the speed bloggingAlexK (15) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Great aroma dark malts floral hops. Flavor was rich with roasty malt and hops with fruit and floral character. This had a wonderful finish a great Dark IPA for me.
This black IPA is solid, but a little disappointing. i was expecting the hops to be much more prominent in both the aroma and taste, but the dark malt is the dominant part of this ale. Perhaps there is a good reason that Colorado hops are not a common ingredient in most beers . . . but I did enjoy the taste despite my expectations.