Bottle comes with a black-metalic wax to seal and to signify that it is Black Magic.
Poured aggressively and clear into my pint glass. The aggressive pour brought out six ounces of beer and ten ounces of brown, frothy head that was darker near the beer. Pretty. Retention was average while the lacing was sticky and weby.
Aroma is big on fresh citrus (orange) and floral hops. A touch of sweet. It is a wonderful scent and all of which I can find. I am sure there is some roasted in there but I just couldn't help wanting to continue the freshness of the aroma.
Wow! Big roasted malt flavor that takes over the beer. As refreshing and dainty the aroma is of hops, the flavor comes on bold and strong malt in the taste. A great contrast of the two senses that plays on each as you can still smell the hops while your drink the dark malt. There is a mild sweetness and some bitterness at the end.
Medium body and carbonation with the foam bringing on a bit of creaminess while you sip.
Flossmoor continues to impress with their IPA offerings. This is a great dark ipa and one that I wish I had bought more of. My only wish: take some of their best IPAs making them seasonal while continuing with their switching of their normal IPA offering. Enjoy!