teamsale (297) - Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2017 wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks argo0. Pours black, ruby edges, tan head, very nice retention and lacing. Aroma is a little hard to pinpoint. Some roasted malt, some hops. Flavor is incredible, very roasty, chocolate, caramel, nice bitter malts, and nice bitter aftertaste, with dry grassy hop aftertaste added in. With all of the dark malt it’s hard to detect the hops, but they are with you well after you finish the beer. Excellent. Faint feeling of alcohol in aftertaste, but it isn’t overpowering.
Bottle pours a dark brown with a one finger brown head and good lacing. Aroma is sour, malt, asphalt. Taste is coffee, malt, a touch sour, sweet cherry. Finishes with a sweet aftertaste and mild but lasting bitterness. Made for sipping. TBone (18106) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2017
Tap at City Hospoda, Turku. Opaque black color, small steady off-white head. Sticky burned grassy aroma. Medium-bodied. Ashy and grassy flavour. Burned, restless. Not really classic black ipa. Feels overrated here. andrewje41 (4171) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2017
12 oz bottle poured. Quite a big beer here. Unexpected, and didn’t even realize it when I picked it up. Very dark, muddy brown pour with a ton of foam head and lacing. Toast constant aroma here, with a hop addition that I’ve never seen anywhere else. Extremely thick, creamy body to this. A ton of roasted malt that seems overpowering at first, but it seems just right after this sits for a minute. A toasty front, bitter hops all throughout, and a chocolate heavy linger late. Very interesting beer here. A one of a kind for sure. With the heavy roasted malt and chocolate flavors here, I didn’t think I’d be able to pick out the hops, but they are very much present here. Just your classic Imperial Cascadian India Dark Hemp Pale Ale here. Turns out, I love ICIDHPAs. BREWMUSKCLES (2731) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2017
lots of flavor, body and character. fairly well balanced in its strength. well moderate mouthfeel. caramel, malt pine and citrus and a light waft of nut. weihenweizen (4051) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle best by date August 10, 2017 poured into a snifter. Black with small off-white head. Aroma is pine hops, medium/thick body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is dry dark malt, pine hops, and herbal hops. Lots of flavor, but the his beer is just not for me.
erikaraeb (263) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2017
Skunky, but dark malted with a mild caramel undertone. Aroma of your typical IPA. Bitter finish and full-bodied. Solid all around. BrewProfessor72 (4) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2017 does not count
Very nice overall , rich caramel with a deep pure cocoa flavor , sweet florals & fresh dough . At a 9.3 abv the alcohol rises up into the aroma of this black, clear, full bodied IPA with tan foam. Perfectly balanced sweetness & medium bitterness, creamy yet nicely carbonated and a long finish. A great sipping beer . jrodooo5 (1708) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - MAR 15, 2017
Very bold double ipa that pours pretty & smells great but I’m not getting the black aspect. Dark pour w/ a beige head & plenty of lacing. The aroma contains an abundance of hops w/ some dark malt sprinkled in. The taste is overrun w/ the hop presence as the darker malts are barely present to ever so slightly knock some of the bigterness down. It’s great for the true hopheads out there but just not quite my style! Ctplt777 (530) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Super sweet, nutty, and chocolate forward black ipa. It smells and tastes like a gigantic, delicious imperial stout but has a nice amount of citrus hoppiness that cuts through it. It’s not as in your face as stone enjoy by’s black ipa which was pretty much a citrus bomb but it’s really delicious and an interesting take. The roastiness and chocolate are much more predominate than the citrus but it’s still absolutely delicious. There’s a nice nuttiness also which is a really pleasant touch. Great beer from a great brewery. Cheers. VastActiv (7493) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Tap at Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Colour is clear dark brown with small creamy white head. Aromas and flavors: Some fruits, some pine, some citrus, chocolate, coffee, hops and roasted malts. Nice strong flavors.