argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2009
12oz bottle, BB 10/14/10. Large beige head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, resin/pine, caramel, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, pine/resin, some grapefruit, chocolate, light alcohol. Resiny medium-full body. Drake (14061) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a dark brown color with a moderate offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and resin hops. Taste is very hoppy with big sticky resinous notes along with some wood notes. Berry-like notes in the finish. Medium bodied. crossovert (13742) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Really nothing special. More of a brown IPa and that means I should like it but the pervasive malt just kills it. BeerandBlues2 (13706) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a large, frothy beige head, long retention with great lacing. Aroma is average malt (light roast, bread, cookie, coffee), average hops (earthy, herbal, woody, pine), and average esters (fruity) with notes of figs and plums. Flavor is average malt (light roast, bread, cookie, coffee), heavy hops (earthy, herbal, woody, pine), and average esters (fruity) with notes of figs and plums. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation, light creaminess with a dry finish. The aroma is rather subdued and no amount of swirling seems to improve it. On the other hand, the flavor is very nice, displaying lightly roasted malt character next to some spicy and earthy hops. The alcohol content is well hidden, until you feel the warming effects in your stomach. Dogbrick (13547) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2012
On draught at Gallo’s Tap Room. The beer pours a clear dark brown color with ruby highlights. Medium beige head that fizzes away steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and piney hops. Medium body with a roasty character and flavors of grassy hops pine, honey and malt. The finish is sweet up front and leaves a hoppy aftertaste. Above average overall.
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours an amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of freshly ground raw corn grain, grass, pine, earth, and florals. Flavor of pine, herbs, roasted malt, and caramel with a bitter finish. j12601 (13035) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear crimson tinged brown with thin white head. Big earthy malt, nice roast, caramel malt, and a bit of earthy hops. Medium bodied, lots of roast, dark char and toast. Nice big grapefruit on the finish with lingering roast notes. Camons (13031) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
Bottle @ Timbers, Denver. Pours dark brown with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, light coffee, peach, melon, grapefruit. Taste is malt, caramel, coffee, yeast, fruity hops, hints of grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation. 120312 hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Pint on tap at Capones.
Poured a darker brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of pine, earhty, roasty, floral, toasted malts, and some citrus. Tastes of pine, roasted malts, earthy, citrus, and lighter caramel. Alcohol content well hidden. Lacing left on the glass. More on the hoppy side vs. a balanced IIPA. If I had to choose, I would list this under and IPA, although if a Black IPA were a style, this would fit that. Sammy (12616) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2009
Draft at Coles rare beer fest, a Black IPA. A sub-style I like, exceeding on this day the Phillips I have enjoyed from British Columbia. Its black, a west coast IPA with some shwartzbeer character. Lots of lace. C-hop in aroma not over the top.Above verage mouthfeel.