Ok, so I'm not completely crazy... Well, that still might be debatable lol... But like Jon and Eric hinted at, I don't think it needs to be stout roasty, but there should be hints of roast that compliment the hops. I like nice piney/dank/resinous hops in my black IPA. Hmmm could a black IPA be complimented with some Equinix, Jon? I've not tried the hop in a beer yet, but it smells like it should work here.