queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle. Black brown with a moderate brown head and a little lacing. Aroma is roasty coffee and something fruity/floral. There’s something in the aroma very familiar, pulling up a long lost memory, but I can’t nail the smell. Flavor is dark roasted malt, coffee, and a light bitter hop finish. Very nice. shrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle. Dark chocolate, anise, and mild astringent alcohol aroma with a hint of lavender. Opaque black color with large tan head. Mildly sweet cocoa malt initially with a strong bitter grapefruit peel finish. Medium body. Pretty good. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 11, 2011
1/2 growler courtesy of stfun. Pours dark brown woth a rocky tan head. Smells of resiny hops, sage, pine, roasted malt. Tastes of earth, chocolate, pine, molasses, some smoky hints on the finish. thome50 (1294) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JAN 18, 2011
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass courtesy CarlyRaes. My first true black IPA. I’m not a fan of the darker malt beers but had to give this one a chance due to the extreme hop additions. The pour is extremely black with a medium tan head. The aroma was the best part with the faint hint of soy, charred pine and light citrus. A very light body but definite roast taste upon first taste. The carbonation is nice and something I normally wouldn’t expect with the flavor profile. The finish is a very pronounced semi-sweet chocolate that is almost like the chocolate were left on the stove top 3 minutes too long. An interesting brew but based on my tastes it is not one I would seek out in the future. rondphoto (4383) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2011
I saw IPA, and expected lots of hoppiness. Instead, I got an opaque black, full headed, big-laced, bitter porter/stout (or whatever you want to call it). It’s refreshing to have a full dark brew that isn’t run by coffee nad chocolate. Very drinkable, and a definite re-do.
madsberg (11762) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
bottled. Black coloured. Huge brown dense head. quite lively pour. Aroma of roast, vague smoke, cocoa, herbs and some spice. Flavour of cocoa, roast, herbs, spice and some flowers. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a chocolatish and roasted bitterness. Pinball (12060) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
dark brown, small light brow head.
roasted malts, dry, nice aroma.
flavor is roasted malts, stoutish, faint flowery balance, low on the hops for a black ipa. agent_511 (157) - - MAR 2, 2013
Fresh grapefruit and citrus hop aroma. Tastes of roast coffee, toffee, citrus hops, and pine hops. Medium light body with a mouth filling carbonation. GranvilleTim (1855) - 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. BrewDad (5328) - 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.