thornecb (5907) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Pours black into a tulip. Mocha head with little retention recedes to mottle surface. Vanilla and chocolate aromas. Dry with dark chocolate and resin front to back. Lasting dusty espresso finish. BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 11, 2013
Lots of roasted grains and resiny aroma. Fluffy, sticky, persistent foam. Tons of resinous piney hops right away, followed by a wallop of dark roasted malts and a tiny bit of smoke. In typical Smutty fashion, the finish is earthy, hoppy, and slightly floral. Great tribute to the king and a pillar for the east-coast Black IPA style (screw you, "Cascadian Dark"). maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a very thick tan head. Nose is a little hoppy, but not all that strong. Taste is a little bit bitter, and quite roasty. Very easy drink. jmm635 (1009) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2013
Pours dark brown with a thick mocha head. Roasted malts, toast, and piney hops. Pretty smooth and easy drinking. oneeighthcuban (106) - - MAY 7, 2013
Smells very dark and roasty. Coffee and chocolate smells, slightly hoppy. Taste is bitter both from the hops and the roasted malts. Pretty balanced though, very roasty flavors. Really good black IPA.
BroSpud (2188) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2013
12oz bottle Pours dark, real dark, brown with a nice looking tan head that left plenty of lacing. This is what a Black IPA should truly be ... a great IPA with the big citrus and pine flavors but also more earthy roasted malt flavors contributing smoke and chocolate notes. beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - JUL 1, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass.
Clear and very dark brown with a decent tanned head.
A nice mix of roasty and piney aromas, with some dark chocolate.
Highly roasted malts flavor, with high bitterness, resinous hops and black coffee.
Medium bodied, somewhat creamy, super long finish and off balanced in a good way. DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle and draft at Capone’s. Pours hazy deep blackish with clingy tan head. Nose is very piney hoppy, with black patent malt, cacao. Tastes resiny hoppy, with notes of roasty black malt, cacao, and a roasty finish. kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate and citrus with a roast character. Flavor is dry, semi-sweet with a strong bitter finish. Somewhat thin, highly carbonated. Good, potently flavored brew.
Ed5388 (3477) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2014
12oz bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Pours black with a creamy dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, roasted coffee, and pine. Taste of roasted malt, burnt toast, pine, and an aftertaste of toffee. Solid beer.