bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Draft. Black beer with ruby highlights and a tan head. Light malt and light grapefruit aroma. Roast and chooclate flavor with grapefruit and pine. Medium bodied. Roast and chooclate lingers with grapefruit and light mint. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
On draft at the brewpub. This was probably the best of seven or so beers they had on my recent visit. Sad, considering this was one of my favorite under-the-radar breweries in the Bay area. Hopefully the new brewer will get things dialed in soon. Anyway, this one poured a very dark brown color with a khaki head. The aroma has roast caramel and a bit of citrusy/floral hops. The flavor is the same with hard roasted malt and a powerful inky finish. Not my favorite black IPA.