BeerViking (4947) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a lovely fine beige crema. Black treacle and citrus aromas, then a rich and complex body with roast malt and treacle at the front, then citrus emerging along with hints of pine resin, and finishing burnt bitter and roast malt plus lingering citrus. Delicious. hayduke (5601) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
This bottle was sent to me courtesy of Strykzone. Thanks Dave. Pours near black with a foamy tan head. Nose of roasted malts, earth along with pine and citrus hops. Medium to full in body. Smooth mouth feel . Flavor is roasted malts, with the pine and citrus hops and it moves to a light bitter finish Not as big as some black IPAs but exceptionally drinkable. Good stuff. Braudog (6790) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle. Emerged with a bit of an initially over-the-top fizzy burst, settling into a well-topped dark brown and fully opaque brew. I don’t get a lot of aroma off this; and the beer drinks with an exceptionally assertive bitter sting, woven into a chalky, rustic porter-like base. (#5196, 8/14/2013) Sledutah (7752) - Utah, USA - JUL 17, 2013
22oz bottle picked up at Wilburs soyorganic (307) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Dark brown with a big frothy beige head and lots of sticky lacing. Aroma of caramel, milk chocolate and pine. Taste of roasted malts, ashy, chocolate and pine
Nice, mellow. This got better as it warmed up.
Aroma carmel, can't smell hops. Taste nice hop taste, with some dry and sweet malts. I thought the feel was a little thin though.
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Strykzone (7483) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bomber. Almost black with a beige layer that is less than a finger. Chocolate and citrus hop notes in the aroma. The flavor is distinctively black IPA. Roasted flavors with citrus bitterness and spice. Grapefruit is big, biting, and bitter. This is definitely to style and is a nice one. Big flavor with a bitter bite and a long lasting spice after taste. Some pine flavors. It finishes a little thin. JakeSparks (125) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2013
can’t say i know a lot about black ipa’s but this was decent. tastes like burnt grass RABinCO (1511) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Dnish pour @ VA Wine Experience tasting. Basic hoppy black ale. Grassy hops, roasted malts. Nothing spectacular, but easy drinking, inoffensive. Wouldn’t be my first choice for the style. Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, citrus and tropical fruit. Flavors are almost like a stout mixed with an IPA. Thick mouth feel, good balance and a smooth hoppy finish. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2013
22oz bottle: Pours a mostly opaque black with dark mahogany edges and a large, clumpy-lacing froth of light tan head. Has a semi-sweet toasted dark caramel malty nose with a hint of light roast and plenty of earthy resiny hops. Body starts with pretty good fullness and lively carbonation with mild sweetness, quickly giving way to a more bitter resiny hop flavor with a hint of acetone. Finishes dry with some lingering bitterness. Pretty true to style, but could be a little cleaner.