lbianchi66 (396) - FRANCE - AUG 19, 2015
Robe brune, belle mousse.
Arômes café et chocolat.
À la fois amère et fumé et fumée.
Longue en bouche.
Une excellente IPA. mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Jet black with a finely beaded tan head. Aroma of roast malt and floral hops. Firm hop bitterness, rich burnt carmel and espresso flavors, followed by more bittters, this time from the dark malts. Big, tasty, and well integrated flavors. Really nice. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours an almost-black color with very little head. Floral hoppy notes hit you right off the bat. Smack in the face. Taste has some great floral and citrus notes. Balanced well without being too hoppy. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Bottle: What a great Black IPA / India Black Ale / Cascadian Dark -- or whatever you care to call it. Clear and deep chestnut brown. Lightish, easy-to-drink texture. Massive blast of spicy hops from the beginning to end. Big, lasting notes of pine, grapefruit, oranges and grass. Aromatic, wildflower-like aromas. Perfect amount of bitterness along with a mild sweetness. Woodsy malts take the backseat to the hops, as they should, and they provide a nice platform for the hops. And right in the finish, there’s an awesome sweet flavor that I can’t put my finger on. Overall, I was really impressed with this IBA. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a thick, dense onyx with a lingering head of beige that clings nicely to the glass. Nose is light mango with grapefruit and rose. Flavor is hoppy pine sap offset by a delicate sourdough and rose. Oily on the tongue. Wow; VERY tasty. Definite repeat. Love the pine backbone.
DenverLogan (1213) - LA, California, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Tasted June 1, 2014 at an industry event. Pours dark brown with moderate head and lace. Aroma of dark malts, flowery hops. Moderate carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of dark roasted malts, bitter chocolate, straw and grassy hops. Overall big, bold, complex with some bitter notes. bbaxter (12) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Pours dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma is hoppy and piney chocolate and coffee. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and hops. Mouthfeel is somewhat thick and dry. Leaves a smokey after taste. Well done. hayduke (5204) - 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. BeerViking (4781) - 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. potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Draught from tap room. Black with very white thick head lasting. Aroma is roasty, gamy, diner coffee. Flavor is rich refreshing like porter but with big bitter that took me through.