AcctError54399 (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2011
at the brewery with the bros for dallas’ bachelor party. Pour is black with off white head atop. Pine hops, burnt cocoa, ashy, spicy finish. Worthy Ale of such an impressive milestone. hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Bomber poured into a tulip glass black as night with tan head and amazing lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, and slight sweetness with a bit of roast. Taste is big cities, with some roast coffee, and burnt sugar. Sweeter than Sublimely Self Riteous, but bit really works with a roasted grapefuit lingering finish. Sounds odd, but it works. Overall, a very interesting and tasty brew from a great brewer. hayduke (5600) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
From a 22 oz bottle this poured black with very attractive tan head and exceptional lacing rings. Nose of roasted malts and floral hops. Bold body and and an exceptionally smooth creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is very rich with chocolate along with everything in the aroma. The finish is bitter and shows some ripe fruit nuances. The alcohol is remarkably well hidden. An exceptionally crafted beer. RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2011 bomber bottle. black opaque pour with some tan head. chocolate aroma. amazing flavour of roasty malts with a strong piney hop finish. by far the best black IPA I have had to date. need more of this stuff! madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2011
2nd August 2011
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2011
GBBF Cask. Opaque black beer, tidy tan head, Smooth dark malt with just a whisper of roast, very mild. Piney hops, quite strong. Light red fruits bring up the rear. Bitterish piney finish. Good stuff, smooth and effortlessly drinkable. A stand out beer from GBBF 2011.
bottle... dark brown almost black with a nice medium tan head, great retention and good lacing... weak nose, a bit of grapefruit with pine, boring... tastes super harsh on the finish, extreme bitter pine alcohol, a bit of grapefruit tries to turn this around but this is really bad overall... pass BuckeyeBoy (8173) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2011
22oz Bottle Pours out black with a little red on the ends topped with a long lasting tan head. Aroma is nice fresh hops, plenty of tropical fruit, and some sweetness. Taste is a nice hit of hops then the sweet malts and then a little abv on the end. I really like this one. So they say Double Black IPA so are we going to need to make another Style??? dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Appearance is muddy brown with 1 finger of tight brown head and great retetion. Aroma is piney, resiny, highly roasted. Taste is chocolate, booze, resin, pine, and citrus. Body is full, sludgy, average carbonation, dry roasty finish. Overall, not as balanced as Sublimely Self-Righteous but still awesome. scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2011 Pour is a beautiful dark dark black with a beautiful dark tan lacy head. Smell is a perfect combination of roast malt and citrusy hops. Wow its like teryaki beef jerky. Taste is a great IPA balanced by a lasting roast on the end. Great beer. DialSquare (5103) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2011
on tap at proof. roasty malts and minty hops in the aroma. taste is dominated by vegetal herb hop quality. roasty dark malt in the background. also get orange peel and coffee. fantastic creamy medium texture. one of the better black ipa’s i’ve had.