ebone1988 (2041) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Aroma is sweet, cocoa, marshmallow, vanilla, slight hops. Appearance is black, thick, light brown head. Taste is complex, went from stout, to black IPA, back to stout. Wonderful flavors, coffee, roasted malt, then piny hops. Mouthfeel was perfect, oily, soft carbonation, lingered. Overall, quite impressive. kevinator (2453) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Very well done. It’s a shame this might be a one time deal. Strong blend of roasted and hoppy aromas. Dark stout-like color with a thin tan head. It looked smooth, which is what it was. Good mix of roasted and bitter flavors with hints of chocolate and coffee. I’m glad for the opportunity to try it. koleminer20 (3798) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2014
On tap at Ashley's. The pour is an used oily black with a thin ring of lighter khaki head and no lace as it fades to a collar. The aroma is big on the stout appeal. Roasted malt, dark fruit, wonderful molasses and almost an earthiness. Then you get the black IPA characters. A roasted hop profile that's just great, and compliments well. The flavor is one of the more different things I've had in recent memory. The flavor bursts with the roasted malt and a resounding bitter hop blast before morphing into the wonderful stout segment, offering molasses and dark fruits to go along with the mild bitterness. Then, it turns back to black IPA with the bitterness and lovely dry finish. The mouth feel is creamy, medium bodied, with a great carbonation, and the aftertaste is a molasses type of dry roasted malt and hops. Beautiful
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Growler. Pours black with a creamy light brown head. Beautiful floral chocolate, orange, roasted grain, vanilla, and herbal spice aroma. Thick creamy full bodied palate. Tastes of bitter dark chocolate, citrus hops, roasted grain, and orange with a lightly bitter, roasty, finish. umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Draft at Ashley’s. Very dense, black pour with a small creamy head that just sits there. Aromas are chocolate fudge, pine, coffee, roast, and light citrus hops. Tastes like a hoppy RIS. Fairly thick. Nice rich chocolate and coffee flavors mixed with fresh hops. Very bitter in the finish but still remains smooth. Gets a tad boozy when it warms up. Awesome stuff. Should probably be listed as a black IPA.
marcus (10497) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 21, 2014
On tap at Capitol Beer. Pours near black with a nice tan head and a toast and jam aroma. There is a fairly bitter smoked malt flavor with some molasses and a sort of fruity citrus finish. Complex. joshwoodward (575) - - JUN 6, 2014
Had a glass on tap as part of a flight at Ashley’s. Malty but honest. Yummy. oRos (1675) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Tap at capitol beer and taproom. Pours black. Aroma is roasted malts. And some orange peel. Taste is big roasted stout with some hop balance. jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
On tap at Stone Liberty Station. Deep brown, nearly black in color with a decent beige head. Aroma is of coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, piney and resinous hops. Taste is of cocoa, coffee, pine, roasted malts and herbaceous hops. flatmatt (1593) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2014
On tap at Ashley’s Ann Arbor. Pours black with a light tan head. Chocolatey hoppy aroma. Pine and citrus hops match roasty malt in the flavor. It’s not totally in harmony, but as it is it’s still pretty darn tasty.