The beer pours black in color, ruby and dark brown show through when held to the light. There is a tall, thick, foamy, somewhat creamy, head of light tan. The aroma is dark roasted malts and pine, weaving in and out of each other and becoming hard to separate. The taste follows the aromas, big pine and big dark roasted malts merged into one tasty, unified whole, along with some spicy notes. The beer drinks medium bodied, subtle carbonation, smooth, with a very bitter and dry finish. This is one damn nice black IPA. As I don’t always like this style, I struggled at the store whether to get a four pack of this. Now I am glad that I did.