Originally Posted by gator884
Pretty much from the roasted malts. Depending on the hop vs malt balance, black ales (I prefer black ipa) can fall anywhere from tasting like a pure ipa to tasting like a porter. Swamp Head's Darkwater is one of my favorites. Stone's Sublimely Self Righteous is incredible and widely distributed if you'd like a try.
I think this one leans more towards porter, but it isn't as rich and does have some IPA characteristics. The Cedar from the humidor adds an interesting touch. Its quite unlike any beer I've had, but enjoyable to me. My brother didn't care for it as much, but he's more of a devout IPA guy while I mix it up a bit more.