I gave my opinion of the matter of the name last September so I don't want to revisit that whole kettle of fish - unless you do - so let's just leave it that I was mightily happy to find dinner bottles of Church-Key's Black IPA at the brewery, my local brewery for at least six years now, when I stopped by there Monday. By the way, I like the way that they have dubbed 22 oz bombers "dinner bottles" and I especially like it when they fill them with something yum like this one.
Inky mahogany ale under a thick mocha head that resolves to rich foam and rim. Sweet malt, toast scrapings, date and licorice on the schnozz. In the mouth, the body is creamy and some ways from medium towards thick. Uncious. Almost fatty. A slightly astringent eucalyptus note forms around the deep malty roasty, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, burnt goodness. Lingering koala food on the tongue afterwards.
Big BAer respect.