Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Treated as an imperial black IPA, this was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a black color with a cap of a little eggshell white foamy head. Some messy lace.
The aroma had some coffee, light bitter pine/somewhat sprucy, citrus rind, subtle earthiness, sly wood, dark chocolate and a little bit of grassiness.
The flavor was moderately bitter with a touch of the sweet and roast nipping at the back end. Aftertaste was semi-roasty, bitter, hint of sweet. Finish nipped at some roast and pine.
The palate was medium bodied with a good grip of the sipping aspect coming about. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine.
Overall, pretty nice imperial black IPA. I’d have this again. Iphonephan (6948) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Aroma of toasted grain. Flavors of leather with citrus bite. Bitter roast finish. WillRunForBeer (2623) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2016
12oz bottle from CBC. No bottle date, but presumed fresh since the store didn’t have this a week ago. Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is pine, dank, chocolate, roast. Flavor is dark chocolate, coffee, pine. Pine bitterness and a slight alcohol note in the finish. willisread (3293) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Tap at DC Hama. Big chocolate and roasted coffee nose with some light pine notes. Herbal with some light mint and dillweed notes on the palate. Roasted cacao nib and pine notes. Coffee on the finish. Dark cacao and piney finish with light dillweed. Very nice. growler6 (169) - Pocasset, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Semi-sweet chocolate and toasted almond dominate from start to finish. Bitterness (85 IBU hard to believe), citrus, pine and floral notes could kicked be up a notch or two. Good.
johnnnniee (4236) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle from Colonial Spirits
Dark brown with a tan head. Earthy pine and citrus atop a lightly roasty chocolate sweet maltiness. That’s a pretty good black ipa right there. Quick3Beers (1201) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Pours a black from a bottle, off-white head with lots of lacing. Aroma of coffee and piney hops, a bit different but it totally works. Very good bittersweet balanced beer. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2016
12oz bottle. Medium brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, some grapefruit, roast, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, grapefruit, some smoke, roast. Medium body, light chalk, resin. rjplumer (1075) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Dark fruit malt aroma. Black body with a light tan head. Roasted malt character with a light bitter sweet fruit to balance things out. Heavy mouth feel. Although not bad but not really to my personal liking. Bebum (962) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2016 Clear, brown color, tan and fluffy head. Intense and complex nose. Very full body, intense flavor, silky texture, hot mouthfeel with abundant carbonation, lingering palate, tasty and balanced finish. Sweet, bitter, crisp, well balanced. Roast flavors predominate, as expected, tar, coffee, milk chocolate, lactose, hoppy, yeasty, resiny, a touch of dill weed, malty. Superb, what a discovery! And a local brewery.