john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017 VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Citrusy almost minty nose some hints of chocolate. Deep dark brown black color, amber hues, opaque, big thick frothy long lasting head. Rich malts, deep sweetness balanced by pronounced bitterness, big hop flavors and aromas come through. Mild roast, big chocolate notes, mild rye spicy flavor in the background. Medium carbonation, silky body, alcohol is warming, but not hot. Serious depth to this beer and I really enjoyed it, big rich dark malty flavors balanced by the hops, one of the better black IPAs in Colorado.
Draft Third of a Pint at GBBF 2011 (Day 1), Earl’s Court, London Aug 2011 - Deep Brown/Black in colour with light tan head. Malty; roasty malts, chocolate, toffee, caramel, coffee, some smoke. Hoppy; piney resiny hops. Fruity; spicy grapefruit citrus. Nice balance; sweet roasty malts meet citrusy hops. Easy drinking; not aggressive. Nice Black IPA! (2011-08-02)
JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Murky dark brown liquid with a modest tan colored head and some lace. Grains, spicy rye, with grassy to piney hops in the scent. Strong hops in the flavors from the start, some sweeter toasted malt and spicy rye wander in and out. 9/11
Block (2727) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Backlog entry: Flight at the brewery. A nice selection, several IPAs. Good all-around. True to style. tlind2 (1720) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2015
[email protected]snoworsummer (5696) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2015
, Helsinki. Deep brown color, tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Dry flavor with coffee, black patent malt. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. More of a stout than a black IPA, but not bad.
Draft at Old C’s. Pours very dark brown with a thick creamy beige head. Smells like cookie malt, caramel, toasted, heavy pine hops, resin, light yeast, and grass. Tastes like a nice balance of bitter hops, sweet malt, and rye. Medium body and carbonation. Dry finish.
MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown colour with a nice foamy off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts. Taste is malts, some licorice, coffee.
VastActiv (7131) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2015
Tap at Tommyknocker, Helsinki. Colour is dark brown with small creamy white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate, hops and roasted malts. Very basic Black IPA. Very carbonated and fizzy. Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
Black pour with pillowy head. Big hops and caramel some pungent hops. More caramel on the palate and really carbonated that makes the brew a bit spicy and peperry. Very good. Chudwick (3207) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2015
12oz bottle that was a little expired (best by Sept 15 2014) - Roasty for sure. Bitter but not overwhelming, just quite noticeable. Would love to try a fresher version. Slight bleh aftertaste. mjs (7357) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2015
(Keg at Tommyknocker, Helsinki, 20150403) The beer poured very dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and almost white. Aroma had burnt malts and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, liquorice, sweetness, burnt malts, pine and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt, hoppy and bitter. A nice hoppy dark ale.