piscator34 (2663) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 25, 2017
Bottle. Almost black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas of sweet pale malt, wet coffee grounds, chocolate syrup, and a bit of conifer. Flavors are fairly tame by Surly standards, with a balanced pale and roasted malt backbone supported by elements of chocolate, ash, and a bit of pine. Medium bodied with a moderate bitterness. Definitely more porter-like than black IPA. Where all the hops at? ajnepple (7172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2017
On tap at Boonie's On the Avenue. Black colored appearance with a lacy tan head. Aroma of roasted grain, earth, cocoa, chocolate malt and mild piney hops. Similar flavor, adding moderate bitterness and mild sweetness. Medium to light body with a smooth finish. Nice. ljthiessen (1448) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 19, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a big, quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is rich roasty chocolate with hints of resiny hops. Taste is lighter than expected, again roasty chocolate with just a little hoppiness. A tasty beer, but not what I'm expecting from a Black IPA, especially from Surly. Brettsky06 (528) - Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 18, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2017 Black pour, dark brown head. Citrus and pine aromas. Very sweet brown sugar taste with a touch of cocoa. Noticeable bitterness from the hops as well. Very interesting RobertDale (6886) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 16, 2017
750 ml. bottle. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste is citrus, pine, roasted malt, coffee, and some chocolate. Interesting.
drowland (9160) - Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2017
10/15/17. 750mL bottle thanks to cbfobes! Black pour with a nice tan head. Nice aroma, rich dark malt character, ash, chocolate, coffee, some citrus, pine. Good flavor, citrus, pine, coffee, ash, roasted malts, hint of caramel. Tasty. mjmoen (608) - - JUN 19, 2017
B-. Pours a black color with khaki head. Well balanced, notes of coffee and chocolate MavDunk (121) - - MAY 14, 2017
On tap at Surly. Pours deep black with tan head. Scent is malts, pine, and citrus. Taste is chocolate, mocha, and tangerine. An interesting and complex beer that provides a range of flavors. chinchill (5339) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2017
750 ml shared bottle.
Moderately hoppy, not quite to the level of a black IPA.
Rich aftertaste with hints of burnt toast but mainly dark roasted grains.