Originally Posted by D_Nyholm
Just opened my first one after a week in the bottles. Yes, it is green and not fully carbed, bit so far it seems awesome. I added an extra ounce of centennial at 5 minutes and an extra ounce of cascade for dry hopping and it has great aroma and flavor. Mine came out with a little coffee taste to it and almost has a stout like roast flavor to it. I assume that will diminish over time as it ages a little bit. I followed the rest of the instructions except for the hop additions listed above.
I think this one may be my best brew so far! Though I love black IPAs!
I brewed this beer on 6/26/11 and started drinking it on 8/7/11. I also noted the coffee and roasted malt in my tasting notes. A bit too strong for my liking but not bad by any means. I cellered a 6 pk of this and just had one last week. The coffee and roast profile was still very prevalent but I do think its mellowed.
OP, You might want to consider making a yeast starter. My notes say my OG was 1.070 so its a good sized beer. You will like it if you like the style.