Krej (224) - USA - APR 29, 2013
This is a pretty intense beer as the name suggests. It pours a very dark murky brown black with a small white head and some effervescence. It smells like a Belgian beer with a lot of hops and the perfect amount of sweet malts. It tastes a little belgiany, maybe some sweet caramel malts balanced beautifully with some hops. It’s not as bitter as I’d expect from an IPA. Overall this is a grand beer and I’d love to get it again. BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Pours a dark black. Lots of maltiness and lots of hop aroma. Creamy off white head that lingers with some lacing. Tastes somewhat fruity. Finishes with some caramel and is somewhat dry. A nice beer. Better than any other black ipa I've had. starcross (77) - Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Black as night with a nice initial aroma. Bitter, citrusy, with great balance in maltiness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone 77ships (11304) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2013
Thx to allesmetkaas @ Rampkrot Whale tasting – 65 cl. Bottle sampled. Dark light ruby brown, tanned head. Wonderful earthly hops, light glue, thick malt, very thick spices, almost curry hops, getting some sorachi ace,… Bitter hops, very earthly taste, malts, thick spices, leaves, light spices, sorachi ace, almost cheese, bitter herbs, lingering bitter root, earthly aftertaste,… m/m body, quite interesting, quite lovely. novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2013
VERY impressive black IPA. Full of malt character, with notes of boxwood, spruce, and faint hints of dark juicy berries. Extremely complex, gets better as it warms. Almost no lace on glass. Really beautiful pour from draft into tulip glass at Map Room. Great brew.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2013
22 oz. bottle straight from the brewery. Pours a very pretty deep charcoal brown with a small bubbly light tan head. Nose and flavor are rife with dank marijuana and freshly cut grass, scallion, lemon, white grapefruit and biting bitter orange, resin, touches of earthy loam, roast, and touches of heavily roasted coffee. Direct, clean and unabashed in its profile, but not assaulting or overwhelming. Very dry on the finish, medium bodied up front. Extremely good.