fiulijn (21516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle from Whole Foods Henderson, NVarrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Dark color, almost black; medium sized head. Frankly, it’s an Imperial Stout, maybe with just less body, and less sweetness than some others; it has a very good flavor of chocolate and roasted malts, some molasses too, and powerful hopping; apparently a bit resiny as well; the aroma is instead somehow light.
Very good beer.
Picked this up on a whim even though I’m not a fan of black IPA’s. $9 for a four pack and it was bottled 12/22/11 so it was about seven weeks old at the point I drank it. Dark black color which is no surprise, decent head. Smells slightly hoppy, roasted malt, not bad at all. I like it already. Taste is oily citrus, kind of sweet, not bad and exactly what I like from a strong black IPA. Overall, I’ll buy this again once in a while.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-03-2012 05:04:38 jsquire (4677) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Dark mahogany color out of the bottle with a thin beige head. Dark brown sugar, molassass, and hop resin nose. Noticable alcohol on the palate. The hop resin and grapefruit rind hops are very strong, with bitter chocolate, some burnt toast, dark brown sugar and molassess sweetness. Long hop bitterness in the finish. This is a big beer with lots going on. kryon (3930) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2012
Pours pitch black with medium off white head
Aromas of caramel, roasted malts,
Creamy and nice bitterness, a lot od dark frits, some chocolate
Noice! Jimmythespoon (469) - - NOV 15, 2012
Strong aroma, very toasty and roasty tast, with hints of chocolate and a nice bitternesS. great beer.
rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2012
Cinnamon roll in nose, with sweet syrup and hops of course. The hops are rather earthy than tropical fruity. Taste is good but way too sweet. Bitterness is also a bit low. Tasty beer but lacks in flavor profile. It’s the sweetness I guess. penstemon (224) - Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Pours dark brown, almost black, with a tan head. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, coffee, dark chocolate, and fruit. Tastes of roasted malt, more grapefruit and pine, hint of licorice. Full and smooth with lingering bitterness. A really nicely done black IPA. finn1918 (238) - Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2013 Pours a dark brown with a 1-finger khaki head that recedes very slowly and leaves excellent lacing. Aroma is faint roasted malt that is quickly overpowered by a barrage of hops. Taste is similar: dark chocolate for a split second before a tongue-splitting hop bitterness. This is not a beer for an inexperienced beer drinker, but is guaranteed to put the hair on your chest. Excellent black IPA, and the 9.2% abv packs a punch at the end of the glass. thomat (4209) - Gï¿½teborg, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2012
Dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Malty with hoppy notes. Malt, fruit, hops and bitterness. Full body with a balanced bitter after taste. tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a pretty dark brown with thin lacing. I’m a bit put off by the huge dark fruit aroma of raisins and plums, but the taste more than makes up for it. Alcohol notes aside, the flavor includes the dark fruit but also a nice load of roast malts that last into the finish without being astringent. Hops do a nice job offsetting the huge sweet malt bomb. Completely unbalanced and proud to be so!