Originally Posted by crlova2
Well on mine I was basically going for a trick of the senses. I used Carafa III de bittered in a small amount and didn't add it till about 5 minutes left in the mash. So, mainly it was just for color. There is a small amount of dark malt flavor but mainly it is what the name describes. A black IPA
Exactly! Why not just drink an IPA with blinders on? Or use black food coloring.
I am OK with green beer for ST patties, or Orange beer when syracuse goes to the final four, but black beer just for the hell of it?
(Maybe on Martin Luther King Day.
Sorry fellas, but making a black Wit with some de-bittered black and calling it a new style is RETARDED.