patrick767 (4474) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2017
bottle, rated around Jan 2017 - Near black pour. The aroma is of roasted malt and piney hops. It tastes similar with dark roast malt and resinous hops. Stuu666 (15522) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2016
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is vanilla, toffee, chocolate, light fruit, taste is similar, light roasted malts. cgarvieuk (26604) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2016
Bottle at home ... thanks JK ... dark black ... small tan head ... soft dark roast malts .. soft woody tofffee nose ..soft malts .. soft woody malts nose ... big caramel toffe malts .. soft fruit .. soft malts .. caramel fruits .. big vanilla Carlisle (875) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Draft at the brewery. Pours dark brown with light tan head. Roasted malt and pine hops. Medium-full body.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mcberko (20253) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
12 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark brown / near-black with a reddish tinge and a small beige head. Nose brings out dark fruits, roasted malt as resinous hops. Flavour is a good balance, between resinous hops, caramel and roasted malt. Not terribly complex or exciting, but it works well and is without any harshness. Solid.
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Pours black from the bottle with a thick caramel head that dissipated quickly. Maybe I had an old bottle but this one smells putrid...like metal and rotten garbage. Taste is equally bad. Not much hoppiness to this bit a bad bit of coffee bitterness and then the pine flavor on the backend. Makes you want to scrub your tongue with a brush. This is not good. I’m hoping it was a bad or old bottle. 5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle:   Black, moderate frothy sandy head, fairly nice lacing.   Somewhat of a carob like
chocolate nose.   Has a minor grape popsicle aspect too, along with the wooden stick.   Seems a bit mild,
which is surprising for Tyranena as I expected for an Imperial Black IPA that it would be over the top, and good.
Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Soft sweet roasted malt finish, with a bit of dark chocolate.
Finishes better than it starts, but still doesn’t seem like an Imperial Black IPA.   Having had 5 in a row, wow
that Greenbush is a good example.   This one... OK. Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Roasted aroma, with a touch of piney hops. Pours an opaque black with ruby highlights and a thin off-white head. Nice balance between the roasted notes and the pine hop notes. Fades into a lingering bitterness. Nice solid Imperial Black IPA, even if it could use a bit more hop presence for my tastes. wchesser (2177) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Extra from flandersned. Dark brown, barely translucent with no lacing. Nose of dark chocolate and burnt malts, some piney hops. Incredibly bitter, but an underlying chocolate and malt driven sweetness that is an interesting interplay, but just ultimately too bitter for me. Plush mouthfeel with heavy carbonation. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2015
12 oz bottle from Steve’s Junction (Madison, WI). Mix-a-six post-GTMW ticket line. Pours a deep blackish brown hue, well hazed with toasty brown glow on the edges, flashy ruby glow with cakey brownish head atop. Frothy layer stays as a thin film, thick ringer that remains as such, laces well enough. Aromas are a bit toasty, biscuity malts and faint cocoa meeting firmer floral hops, a bit of pine, faint citrus. A bit of warmth, faint roasty coffee and some firmer hops as we go out. Initial is medium bodied, a touch of body with chocolate, gentle molasses and firmer biscuits, toasty malts. A decent to middling hop bitterness is earthy, floral with faint pine, citrus. A bit chewy in the middle, some ABV flash. Toasty and chocolate malts, biscuit and earth. Some bitter flashes give some sway into the backend, florals and pine, but the maltbill here is firmer, chocolatey and a bit chewy overall. Some biscuit, caramel, pine and faint vanilla. Nice florals but not enough as the hop profile doesn’t do enough to take the malt elements for a ride. Some bitterness, toast, cocoa and caramel malts keep moving, that Black IPA/Hop citric play is fun and eventually gives some work but overall this thing is a bit big aand malt droven, never offering that potent, driven hop bitterness I hope for. It’s ok. Looks really nice, some decent hop play on the nose but the beer itself offers that firmer, sticky malt bill, deeper darkness and decetnt hop that just doesn’t cut it when running up against the rest.