Heavy Seas Black Cannon black IPA is a pretty good beer, if not a particularly complex or demanding one. It's coal black with an average head and lacing, and there's a little bit of licorice and rye in the aroma. The flavor hits you with the hops up front, but they're fairly mild. There's some coffee malt in the finish. It's a clean beer. No big finish, not a lot of aftertaste. It isn't bad but it isn't gonna be a favorite.