Peak Organic Brewing Company in Portland, Maine. The label is very simple with a black and gray pattern behind the name of the beer. "Pure ingredients, delicious beer." Best Enjoyed Before December, 2012.
Cocoa powder aroma with quite a bit of citrus there too. The aroma does leave me in anticipation. Chocolate and coffee flavors start things off. Also very creamy. Then POW! Lemony bitterness and a ton of herbal tea take over. Those flavors are followed by some strange charred roasty ash mixed with coffee grounds. Oh, and bitter still, in a sort of unpleasant way.
Lots of citrus, which was good but the cigar mouth and ash really ruined my IPA. The 8.2% alcohol also was a little more noticeable than desired, especially toward the finish. I don't know. I'm hit or miss with these Black IPA's, mostly miss as I don't find them to really be anything like an IPA. I guess they just aren't my thing. Regardless, this was a miss for me.