The colour is as you'd expect although the head was darker than many black IPAs I've had before, with a tan hint that made it look a bit more like an imperial stout. Some black IPAs don't really get off the ground with the 'dark' side of their nature, but this one balances the roasty chocolate and liquorice notes really well with the 'lighter' IPA elements of tropical fruit and citrus pithyness.
Another fantastic introduction to a brewery that's new to me, and another brewery that's on the list of 'must try more' from.
7.0% abv. I got this through Ales By Mail although I'm not sure how much I paid for it since it seems they're out of stock at the moment. 33cl bottle.