mjmoen (575) - - JUN 19, 2017 brosen561 (70) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @Mackenzie Pub (Minneapolis). Awesomely dark IPA that, from afar, looks as though it’s another porter or stout. However, the aroma will immediately notify you of the difference you are about to experience. Wonderful hoppy floweriness on the aroma. Smooth to drink, but a little thin on the palate. Nice hoppy grassy flavor with maple and chocolate on top from the malt, well balanced. Overall, a very nice beer for relaxing.
B-. Pours a black color with khaki head. Well balanced, notes of coffee and chocolate MavDunk (108) - - 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 (5175) - 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. Ronritter (840) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2017
on tap at brewer black pour with tan head hoppy aroma flavor is chocolate and roast malt. ads135 (4883) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Pretty decent black IPA. Thick aroma of pine but predominantly coffee and dark chocolate. Brown, almost black appearance. Thick dark brown head. Medium bodied.
ciocanelu (2801) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JAN 27, 2017
Really dark brown color with mocha head. Aroma has dark malt, some sugar, even a hint of liquorice. Taste starts with chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and finishes with just a hint of roasty and earthy bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall it’s quite good but nothing really special. muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2017
22 ounce bottle from Badger Spirits in Beloit, WI, consumed fairly cold initially from a Guinness pint glass. Very close to opaque jet, small-to-moderate tan head dies to a thin coating of foam, leaving spiky lacing...bit of cocoa, sprucy-resinous hop notes, something faintly sweet, maybe molasses, in the fairly inviting aroma...body is bitter and roasty throughout, very faint sweetness, some oily resinous characteristics, with a finish that’s quite bitter and long...average body I suppose, rather strong but supple carbonation. A pretty decent example of a style that will probably never be a favorite of mine, but I find it difficult to come up with anything meaningful to write here and to set it apart from other decent black IPAs. Just me I suppose. Drake (14045) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2017
Bomber from Whole Foods Milwaukee. Black, large foamy brown head, good retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, tangerine. The taste is roasted malt, citrus, chocolate. Medium bodied, smooth, well balanced. Solid. bytemesis (8808) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle, thanks to Jimmy. Pours clear reddish black, medium tan head, great lacing. Aroma is dusty, ashy, pine, roasty. Flavor is dry, medium bitter, roasty, ashy. Medium body. Not great. wlajwl (6949) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Aroma is pine, dark malts and uniquely perfumed. The flavor is earthy/dark malts, grapefruit, citrus and a mix of dryish and bitter/tart in the finish.