jkwood04 (5481) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2015
32oz growler in a tulip at Plan Bee. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, dank hop resin, some light chocolate and coffee, dough, and some light weird soapiness. Flavor the same with a decent blend. Smoother texture. A cool beer but the strong hops don’t blend just perfectly. kraddel (9548) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2015
Tap at the brewery .
Pours black . scent is sweet, dark malts . Taste is bitter , full , sweet . Malty back . Nice , but not what I prefer in an imperial stout ... egg (450) - USA - NOV 30, 2014
On tap at brewery. Pours black with a lasting light tan head. Nose is super toasty, caramelized brussel sprouts, chocolate. Taste is bitter chocolate, burnt brussel sprouts again, cocoa, beef. Real yummy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone vtafro (7453) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Growler. Black pour with tan head. Some pine, roasted and chocolate aromas. Almost like an amped up black ipa. Roasted and chocolate, malty tones, herbal and pine hop flavors. jtclockwork (17914) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Growler. Black white head. Nose and taste of coffee, roast chocolate, pine and sap. Medium body.
pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2014
On tap at the source... Cola black pour, les intense edges, medium off-white head rests atop... Aroma of citrus hopped upfront that interplays well with deeper dark roasted malt. Solid hoppy imperial stout here ... Roasty ccho late throughout with an equal degree of piney citrus hops. I’m reliving surly darkness of old, night stalker-ish of the last couple years. Just bigger than medium bodied, medium carbed - just right. Solid and hits that nice medium. blipp (10184) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Draft at NYC Craft Beer Week Kickoff event. Pours near black with a beige head. Medium roasted malts, light chocolate sweetness, big fruity hops, and a bitter finish. Just a bit too much, but still very pretty good. graham_murphy (730) - - DEC 16, 2013
This is delicious. The hops come through very strongly for a stout and they’re followed by a heavily roasted malt with coffee overtones. Because it’s so hoppy I agree that it’s more like a black IPA than a stout. But without the sweetness that I find to be a little excessive in many black IPAs. More please.
NikkTwist (3511) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Draft at Good Dog. Cloudy opaque pour. Light brown head. Bitter deep red/dark fruit with a sharp hoppy edge. Prunes. Black pepper raisins. Jump in bright hoppy fruit. Full palate. Dark horrible wonderfulness. ben4321 (6951) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 9/20/13
Aroma: Has a nice mix of roast and hops, some burnt malts, hoppier than I’d have guessed
Appearance: This one pours a dark brown-black color with a average sized head
Flavor: The taste is much the same, roasted malts and lots of hop bitterness
Palate: The body is fairly full, it has a fairly thick feel, and a fairly soft carbonation as well
Two good breweries collaborate unsurprisingly on a good beer. This one smells and tastes more hoppy than you’d expect. Quite good. Big and tasty. Didn’t exactly make me think stout. Almost, but not quite, hoppy enough to be a Black IPA. Bordering on excellent.