ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2013
FROM NOTES: August 2, ’12
A: Heavily roasted presence with citrusy freshness from the leafy hops.
A: Pours a non-transparent black with a solid tan colored head that dissipates slowly, leaving lacing clinging to the glass.
T: Light flavor of roasted malts followed by pine and citrusy hops. There is a mild burnt bitterness with notes of coffee and cocoa.
P: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky
O: GOD DAMN, I love American Black Ale! Delicious, well-balanced, beautiful, and fantastic smelling. Definitely drinkable. BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Dark black in color, clear with a thin head. Nice Dark malt backing and big hops forward taste. Love the finish and the overall Black IPA concept. Daytonbeer (729) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Pours black with tan head and nice lacing. Aroma of licorice and pepper. Taste is chocolate, toffee, coffee, and spicy. Nice BIPA. jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2013
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of floral and lightly citrusy hops, some pale and dark malts, a little lavender, and some dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Average texture. A good black IPA, but I’m not sure how fresh this bottle was. hotstuff (5258) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Backlog rating year 2010. This bottled beer pours a small tan head with good retention, opaque body, fair amount of lacing, and a dark brown-black hue. The Aroma is malty, coffee, roasty, burnt, and hops. The Taste mimics the Aroma along with a rich taste. The Palate is fairly smooth and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this is a tasty beer, but the downside for me is that it is too roasty and burnt tasting. This beer is worth trying.
GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, little spice. Taste is roasted malt, little bitter chocolate, hops are hardly noticeable. Nice dry roasted malt aftertaste. Nice lacing. kaser (6382) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Had this on draft at the Tipsy Cow in Madison. Local brewery I hadn’t heard of. Orange clear pour with white head. Delicious fruity and citrix taste, hoppy, perfect balance. Loved it GnarlyGnome (1353) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Draft: pours dark, black with a tan head. Dusty grainy aroma, and some slight bitterness. Well balanced and delicious. olr1984 (1530) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2013
12 oz bottle with tan head. Roasted aroma with a bit of citrus. Smokey and roasted malt taste. gabbama (210) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2013
Pours pitch black with a creamy light brown head. Dark rotated malt aroma with citrus and floral hops. Flavor is almost burnt malt with some hops. The body is thinner than I would have liked, but the finish is nicely long and roasted. Overall, it’s good, but not as good as I expected.