joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Thanks to deyholla for the bottle! Pours very black and viscous with a huge brown head. The aroma is roasted with dark chocolate, salty smoked meats, pine and citrus. The flavor is very roasted with smoked meats, charred wood, with a mild citric bitterness in the finish. Low carbonation and full bodied. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2011
The brew pours dark coffee brown with a tan head, smaller though. The aroma is smoky and light peat notes. The flavor is light coffee, roastiness with some light hop notes to end. I expected more hops in this style though, but it is smooth, and a bit creamy and delicious. Tmoney99 (14495) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Draft. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and light hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. Very good brew that I would recommend to a freind.
Marko (5718) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 22, 2011
Bottle from ogivlados trade with shrubber85 (huge thanks!)CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Wow, this isn’t even all that common! Anyway. Opened with a loud pop and poured a black body slightly tinged with amber over the edges and an enormous grey-ochre head that went away painfully slowly. The nose was pungent however, chewy, sweet, roasty and malty with chocolatey and coffeeish notes. Fresh taste, dark chocolate (99% cocoa or something like that), damn roasty. Black I was getting in the start, but the IPA part has eluded me for awhile, until some tropical or maybe, yeah, lavender! notes popped up mingling with the roast as it warmed. Those vague herbal notes are the only thing that made this a Black IPA. Still, this is a very good beer, no matter the style and I definitely wouldn’t mind drinking this again!
Bottle shared by nuplastikk: Pours an opaque black with a full-lacing froth of light brown head. Has a fresh resiny citrus and piny hop nose with a touch of dark malty sweetness. Starts with good fullness and fresh resiny hoppy flavor with a toasty dark caramel malty sweetness before a drier slightly warming bittersweet finish. A true to style and drinkable black IPA.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2011
12oz. Bottle: Got in trade from QueenHolly; THANKS Rebekah! Aroma of dark malt, pine, hops, birch, nuts, slight chocolate, slight roast, and slight pine. Poured black in color with a huge, foamy, frothy, brown head that diminished slowly but lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Flavor is slightly sweet and heavily bitter. Tastes of dark malt, roasting, pine, hops, slight chocolate, light citrus, nuts, and birch. Medium body. Tingly, then lightly dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Dark malt, roast, hop, pine, light citrus, nut finish is lightly dry. 574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2011
I’ve been seeking out Black IPAs (CDAs, IBAs, what the hell ever) and so I found a local one. This was black as night like i wanted, and the malt bill was fairly clean, just a hint of roastiness. The hops weren’t big enough, which might just be my busted nose, but I didn’t get a big blast of grapefruit or pine like I wanted. This was a nice, easy going beer, sessionable at 6.5% and fairly bitter on the end, but I wanted more oomph I guess. Not bad though. Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Beautiful pour. Black with a frothy head. Aroma is of roasted malt. It’s taste is a little too dry for me. Not much sweetness but the hops come through at the end. Ungstrup (37664) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
Bottled. A black beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, roasted malt, and citrusy hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, roasted malt, and citrusy hops, leading to a bitter roasted finish. joergen (28164) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
Bottle at Papsø.
Black coloured with a huge beige head.
Light roasted aroma of liquorice, vanilla, hops and pine needles.
Roasted flavour of liquorice, hops and citrus peel.