Dogbrick (13146) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2010 Sample at the brewpub. Pours black with a brownish tinge around the edges. Medium beige head that lasts awhile. Roasty aroma with grassy hops notes. Medium body with flavors of hops, roasted malt and a bit of citrus. The finish is hoppy with a lingering toasted bread aftertaste. Good brew all around. slowrunner77 (12147) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"almost as good as Stone’s interpretation of the same style. i like the interplay between the big hops and the dark malts. great balance...highly enjoyable brew."
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Tap at PP/SC. Poured near black with gigantic sheety lace everywhere. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, muted citrus hops. Taste is a little lacing- lots of balance brings out little to no character, muted bitterness, some vegetal notes, black olives, mostly bready. Dry palate. bb (9525) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Draft. Blackish beer with a tan head. Light grapefruit aroma with malt. Light roasty, caramel, darker malt flavor with light chocolate and some grapefruit. Medium body. Light chocolate and caramel lingers with some hops. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
On tap. Pours with a black body and a tan head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, cookie, and a bit hoppy. Taste is bitter, dusty, spicy, hoppy, floral. A bit or orange. Dry and bitter.
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Nose is nice and chocolatey with some roast too. Hops are floral and earthy and pretty damn noticeable. The pour is almost black with a nice off white head and sticky lacing. The flavor is a nice fresh burst of floral hops followed by some chocolate and roasted dark malt flavor. This is followed by more hoppy bitterness in the form of floral and earth. Nice lingering hop resins. JohnnyJ (5570) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2009
On tap at O’Briens. Quite hoppy, with roasted malt, bread, citrus, pepper, herbal hops, rye, and bitter finish. Really nice, I enjoyed it. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 31, 2008
On tap at toronado. Black with no head. Roasty orange aroma and taste. Quite good. Nuffield (4180) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Very distinctive nose, less so for the flavor, but it’s a nice IPA, which is high praise from a malt-head like me. Thanks cquiroga, it was great meeting you. Bottle shared at RBSG 2009 grand tasting. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2008
On tap at PP San Clemente. Poured a dark brown with a small, but creamy light brown/tan head. Aroma was pretty nice with roasted malt, earth, citrus, bread, cocoa and floral hops. Flavor had a pretty nice balance of roasted and IPA flavors, yet both elements were both fairly substantial. Some surprising coffee notes throughout. Some light yeasty and gum like elements. Above average for the black IPA style.