RABinCO (1511) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle from Suchy3! Pours black with a nice slight tan head. Big, fresh hop aroma with a nice roasted malt balance and a bit of bubblegum on the back. Taste is fresh grass, citrus, bubblegum, roasted malts and a slight hit of chocolate. Everything really comes together nicely on the palate and lasts for awhile. A very well-rounded black IPA with a slightly hefty ABV that doesn’t get in the way. merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head Ring, Decent Lacing
S: Dark Mildly Roasted Chocolate Malts, Bitter Coffee
T: Bitter Coffee, Piney, Dark Chocolate Malts
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Bitter
Overall, way too much coffee and chocolate flavor and not enough of the hop profile...but that is a personal preference, not to fault the beer.
madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
7th November 2013RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Opaque dark brown - black beer. Good tan head. Palate is softish and airy. Nice dark malts with good dark chocolate, unsweet. A little cream. Hops are light pine with a whisper of citrus. Mild but juicy dark fruits. Finishes smooth with a malty bitter linger. Very tasty.
Bottle. Dense dark brown color with small khaki head. Malt shines through in aroma. Taste is a nice balance of everything involved here. Bitter, toasty, sweet.ColovianTrader (464) - - FEB 28, 2014
-- rated with beerbasher
Lots of malt upfront. Flavors of creamy dark chocolate and lightly roasted coffee leading to citrus hops, orange, citrus peel, caramel and hints of toffee. Very well balanced and a great take on the style.
alexsdad06 (10580) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2014
12 oz. bottle from BlowOffTube. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, coffee, spicy notes and some chocolate with some earthy, piney and citrus hops mixed in. Probably a bit malt forward, but does have a decent bitterness to the finish. kokos666 (379) - Gliwice, POLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Imperialne black ipa ale smakuje bardziej jak mocny stout ze spor? goryczka. Aromat jest stoutowy nie czu?em za du?o chmielu ale piwo juz swoje odstalo. W smaku tak samo du?o palonosci, czekolady i ciemnych owoców plus nagle spora cytrusowa goryczka. Piwo jest g?ste i pi?kne. Mr_Abner (386) - Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Fresh bottle. Pours black with a slim khaki head. Nice hop aroma is most noticeable first, then roasted malts, a touch of chocolate. Taste is a nice balance of roasted malts, "earthy" hops (for lack of a better word), and slight coffee. Medium+ bitterness. Full bodied, average carbonation, almost creamy mouthfeel with a lingering bitterness. Well done. smroush (292) - Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Aromas of roasted coffee, sweet molasses or caramel and bitter pine/spruce hops. Big and bold.
Medium light brown head; dark brown, nearly black color.
Full bodied, somewhere between oily and creamy texture; a very long finish with both sweet malt, roasted flavors and bitter hops on the finish.
Overall I love the big bold flavors from both the malt and the hops and the really long finish. Best beer I have had of the (many) beers I have had from Shorts. wchesser (2110) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Extra from flandersned! Thanks, Steve. Nice roast and hop nose. Hop attack then bitter roast and chocolate then nice hoppy finish. Great black IPA.