brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Black pour with a finger of tan head. Kind of an old coffee aroma which is a bit acidic. Spicy, has almost a pepper note, lots of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and grassy hops. Mild grapefruit and pineapple. The flavor is heavy on the chocolate, roasted malt, and old coffee notes. A bit acidic, mild bitterness, pine, grapefruit, and grass. Light molasses sweetness. Lubiere (14240) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
A deep dark reddish brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, dark caramel with coffee beans, roasty and nice. In mouth, a nice roasted caramel with loads of bitter coffee, burned notes, chocolate, very nice. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2013
Draft. Large tan head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some coffee, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, roast/coffee. Soft medium body, some acidity, resin. slowrunner77 (13205) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
yeah...can’t go wrong here. coffee and my favorite black ipa. love it love it love it. smoother than the original if that’s possible. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Tap at Freshcraft. Dark brown pour, light beige head. Hops and espresso galore! Big strong flavor of espresso, followed by hops and some roasted nuts. Fun and good beer!
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 27, 2015
[ Growler ][ 64oz ][ Tasting ][ Free ][ Tasting Globe ][ 1.24.15 ]DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
>> Stone SSRA with Birdrock Coffee Roasters Nicaraguan coffee added. Not making a new entry. Clear deep brown pour, thicker dark brown lace. Nose is rich tiramisu, fresh toasted macadamia. Taste is silky, toasted macadamia, mild roast derived acid, powerful but soft non-astringent coffee. Easy 4.0. Excellent.
Snifter on tap at The Lackman. Black color. Thin light brown head. Some lace. Good earthy hoppy nose, typical Sublimely Self Righteous... Until the first sip, that is... Wow, nice big roasty espresso flavor. Interesting with the big earthy hops, personally I really dig the combo. Big coffee aftertaste. Yeah, if you’re going to add espresso bean, why not go big with it? Maybe even more coffee than hops, here. Moderate bitter taste. Crisp, lighter carbonation. Bigger body, more dry. Some espresso in the nose. I’m actually surprised how big the espresso is in this. More coffee than a lot of self-proclaimed coffee stouts. OK, possibly unbalanced, but that’s not at all the point, here. It’s a really unusual, even weird combo of flavors... But I can’t help but really dig it. Certainly the most extreme example of a coffee black IPA I’ve had yet, got to respect the unique creative factor, here. Super-interesting. I wanted a 2nd glass. b3shine (9259) - Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2013
On draft at Dark Lord Day. Looks good; cola with light beige lacing. Smells solid; hoppy and malty with a nice espresso influence. Tastes like it smells, but the roast is too bitter. Kind of unbalanced. I like the base better. radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Tap at Churchkey during CBC. Poured a deep dark rich color with a slightly tan head. Aromas were malty notes, some herbal hop character wrapped around a LOT of coffee notes. Flavor was bitter coffee, malts, plenty of fresh tasting hop character. Really enjoyed this one. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Draft at blue monk, medium bodied black pour. Minor lacing. Coffee and slight peppery aroma. Flavor is coffee dominant with little showing of base. Big espresso roast upfront dominates rest of flavor profile. Bitterness from base beer seems lost. Still a great beer to sample