mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2011
This one got me trashed for some reason. It was surprisingly smooth and very unique. I loved it. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2012 Its a normal heavy hop profile, bitter finish with notes of roastedness in the main flavor. Interesting mix, makes a tasty beer Ron (3918) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Had this on tap at the Nail Creek Pub in Utica. Pours black, can’t see through it, with a nice light brown head with nice lacing. Strong hoppy aroma of pine and citrus mixed with chocolate coffee. Taste starts off hoppy and finishes with chocolate and coffee. Long nicely bitter coffee finish. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
The beer pours a dark brown with decent head. Almost two fingers of light tan head rises, lasting a couple minutes. The lacing is pretty solid.
The aroma is pretty light giving off a nice smooth hoppiness.
The taste is super hoppy from start to finish with a very bitter finish. There is slight earthniess to this that separates it from being an ipa, a nice change of pace.
Overall, pretty decent. BVery (10297) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2011 Tap. Black pour with a khaki head. Awesome pine hop nose and taste. Well balanced with caramel malt. Just overall great.
brinehart (213) - Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2011
Black, tan head, good lace. Citrusy hop nose (Centennial?). Very little roasty dark grain character compared to other black IPAs. Very long finish that does have some dark grain characters to it. The most regular IPA-like black IPA I’ve had. Not sure if that is the point, or if these beers are supposed to be a combination between stouts and IPAs. dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAY 10, 2011
Keg at BrewDog, Stone night! Pour is deep, deep brown, almost black. Small beige head, massive lacing. Big resinous hops on the nose, lots of fruit, some smokiness. Slightest hint of coffee. Taste is slightly fruity, slightly liquorice. Big bitter finish, but less fruit and more roast. Very nice. thegreenrooster (4364) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Pour is a black with a large tan head. Aroma is a nice hop with some burnt malt and a small wood smoke. Flavor is agressive hops with a small chocolate malt toward the end. Very tasty and one of the better black IPA’s I’ve had. Most of the beers I’ve had of this style the dark malt kills anything the hops have to offer. This is the opposite. The hops are here in a big way and kinda hide the malts. XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Great dark black color with minimal head. Nice hop scent and a great smokey flavor, wish it was a little less bitter. Scott_Snyder (27) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Nice thick tan head sits atop a pitch black beer. Interesting aromas. Piney, Grassy, fresh hop aromas, some roastiness and bready also. Very full bodied, malty/stickiness, lots of carbonation and alcohol warms the throat all the way down. Outstanding malty sweetness and hop bitterness, and although not harmoniously balanced, it is a very enjoyable beer.