fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouvermcberko (18977) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2012
Black color with small compact brownish head. Strong aroma of roasted malts, coffee, light ashes, light bread. Lean body, soft mouthfeel, off-dry in the front; nice roasted malt flavor, some dark chocolate. Not too ashy; there is a touch of liquorice; a bit dusty in the final; strong bitterness, with a reasonable share of hop resins.
Nice example, well drinkable.
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a black / dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, citrus hops, and some toasted bread. Flavour of roasted malt to start, followed by nice, bitter citrus hops. Medium-bodied with a roasty, hoppy finish. Oakes (18851) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Thanks, Alex! Dark brown, rich chocolatey/fudgey aroma with a splash of coffee. Bittersweet character, lots of bitter chocolate, just a touch of nuttiness and a lingering bitter finish. Really good example. djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle shared at RBWG 2012. Pours a dark brown with a medium frothy tan head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is a light roast and hops. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet roast and light bitter finish. Hides alcohol well a good black IPA from Two Beers. Ratman197 (15368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bomber poured a clear reddi brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, earthiness, light roastiness and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of cocoa, roastiness, light earthiness and a hint of citrus with a smooth dry lightly bitter lingering cocoa finish.
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a medium tan head. Aroma of mint, chocolate, roasted malt, citrus, and pine. Flavor of roasted malt, herbs, citrus, cocoa, and pine with a bitter finish kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Date: November 17, 2012
Source: Mail Order, Let’s Pour
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, heavy icy lace
Aroma: roasted aroma, dark chocolate, citrus hops
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, lots of citrus, balancing sweetness, long roasty finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
22oz bottle. Dark brown / red color. Still clear on the edges. Thin khaki head. Good spread and ropes of lace. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Bigger body. Lightly sticky finish. Lightly dry. Bigger bitter taste, moderate sweet. Bigger roasty malt, some molasses, light dark chocolate. Some piney hop. Solid black IPA. Besides the pronounced, lightly cloying sweetness, 8.4% worked solidly. drowland (9074) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2/25/12. Bottle shared at RBWG 2012. Dark brown pour with a nice khaki head. Hoppy aroma with touches of graininess and roast. Hops jump to the forefront - fresh and American - with lingering roast and smooth chocolate. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2011
22. Pours black with a creamy but very scant off-white head. Loose sheets of lace coming down the sides. Big toasty nose, a little bit of baker’s chocolate in there, along with nice resiny pine notes. Creamy medium body, a little watery in spots, soft carb. Toasty, roasty, ashy, beef jerky mid palate. Long bitter finish. Dark and heavy flavors carried by a fairly light body.