islay (2867) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2016
5 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Consumed on 4-17-16. Cloudy medium brown. Light in color for style. Pretty good lacing. Looks good. Chocolate, peach, raspberry, and strawberry scents. Interesting, floral, perfumed smell. Chocolate and dry flavor. Hops come mainly in dryness and work well with the lightly roasted malts. Mocha. Medium body. Lively in the palate. I really like this one! deyholla (11914) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Growler. Pours near black with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a combination of dry dark grain, bitter pine and rye with a bit of roasted malts underlying. Flavor is dark grain and rye forward with a growing bitter pine and a slight dryness. malkyore (377) - - OCT 15, 2015
Rye is good. Whenever I make a beer it always ends us half Rye and this just reminds me of home... Totally solid black ipa and usually I’m not even a fan. marcus (10483) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 13, 2015
On tap at The livery. Pours near black with a nice beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a medium-bodied treacle flavor with some anise and a bitter finish. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2015
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate roasted malt, chocolate, rye, anise, and a hint of smoke. It’s a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige head that fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of moderate dark chocolate and rye. The finish has light-moderate pine, anise, roasted malt, and a touch of burnt notes. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.
arminjewell (9689) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of grass, pine, orange into dark cocoa, roast, slight coffee. Taste was a mix of orange, pine, grass, spice into a bit of cocoa, roasted malt, toasted bread, hints of earth, finishing slightly bitter. b3shine (9027) - Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Draft to taster at The Livery. Looks good; a slightly translucent dark cola with foamy beige head. Smells solid; dark malt, bitter and piney hops, and rye spice. Tastes like it smells with a nice mouthfeel that’s lighter for the style. Good beer. kaser (6364) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Best one of theirs I've had from this flight. Fluffy and marshmallow taste A little bitter. White head. Even a little fruity kick to it. Yum. Had this poured from draft at the Livery taproom in Benton Harbor. Tmoney99 (14769) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Draft. Poured hazy black color with an average frothy tan head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted rye malt, dark citrus hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Draft pint on tap at the brewpub (Benton Harbor, MI). Pours a deeper dark blackish hue, darker hazy body, a touch of brownish glow on the bottom and edges. Frothy tannish head atop dies to a firm filmy layer that sticks around well, laces and stays firmly sized. Aromas show firm hop presence, bigger citrusy rind, grapefruit juice, lemon. Some pine and florals, firm to strong hop nose atop. Vibrant with a bit of toastiness, rye, and bread. Initial is lighter end of the fold in body, bigger dry and bitter hop presence envelopes the palate. Citrusy, floral, and grapefruit. A bit of earth, firm bitterness sustains into the middle. Some pine, that telltale creamy dry bitter backend comes into play for a Black IPA. Piney, a bit resiny, firm bitterness couples up with grapefruit rind and juice, gentle touch of toastiness. Smaller body, quite drinkable, makes the hop profile even nicer and richer. A firm dry bitter finish, gentle biscuit and mellow toast. Quite lovely. Smaller body, hint of rye, rich hop presence. Tasty beer.