mcberko (17205) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
22 oz. bottle, sent from StFun (thanks a lot, Josh), pours black with a medium foamy tan head. Nose brings out loads of fresh green hops galore, a bit of cocoa, a bit of bitter coffee, and a bit of chalk. Flavour brings out shitloads of fresh green hops and loads of slightly burnt coffee duking it out to fight for the forefront, with a bit of bitter cocoa in the back. This is basically a cross of a stout and black IPA. Super pungent on the hops, but without the harshness of many black IPAs. Full-bodied, bringing the best of both styles to the table. Great stuff. brokensail (16436) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle courtesy of GT. Thanks! Black pour with a khaki head. Herbal and piney hop aromas along with plenty of roasted malt, licorice, and dark chocolate. Some burnt sugar, caramel, and a hint of smoke. Bitter and hoppy flavor. Tons of pine and woody herbs. Roasted malt, char, licorice, and burnt sugar. Dark chocolate and some coffee, light malt sweetness. Benzai (15460) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle shared @ tasting. Very dark brown to black color with a medium sized light brown head. Aroma is malts, surprisingly a lot of grains, a hint of dark chocolate and only slightly roast. Taste malts, again super grainy, oatmeal, pretty bitter and some roasty bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle at Craft Heads, Shibuya. Pitch black - offwhite head. Licorice. Light coffee notes. Nutty. High burned malts. Carcoal. Fruity notes. Ok hoppy. Medium bitterness. Nice dryness. Lovely. Tmoney99 (14372) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2013
Tap. Poured black color with medium frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Aroma is very complex with roasted chocolate, licorice and citrus hop. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark chocolate bittersweet flavor and moderate to heavy complex dark bittersweet finish of Moderate to long duration. Solid complex beer.
djd07 (14366) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium creamy beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast, grain, caramel. Medium mouth, roasted malt, cocoa, licorice, light booze, good. Dogbrick (12936) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Thanks to Beer Savant for sharing a bottle during his 50th birthday bash. Pours jet black with a medium thick foamy tan head that dissipates slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of earthy malt, chocolate and resiny hops. The finish is roasty with a coffee and chocolate aftertaste. Pretty good all around. kermis (12869) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Phillycraft. Pours very dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of oatmeal up front, with earthiness, licorice, cocoa and malt. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Over medium bodied with soft carbonation. crossovert (12666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Blackish pour. Flavor of roast, some chocolate, typical FFF hops. A very normal yet satisfying black ipa/hoppy stout. Sammy (12099) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
Black and lacy. Hops and roast, chocolate, a little boozy in the finish.
Thanks for sharing, Liam.