Jeff at Beervana shares my dislike of Black IPAs. He writes
add 100+ IBUs of hops and blast away all the maltiness.
I fully agree with this sentiment. India Dark Ales, as I know them, are all about putting roast and hop bitterness at war with each other.
Weaker stouts can share the stage with hop bitterness, but the really strong India Dark Ales put those flavours in conflict. And I just don’t like the resulting beer.
If this is a style of beer, I hope it dies quickly.