oregontarheel (44) - - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I prefer ales and bitters and IPAs, so take this review with a grain of salt. Not a bad dark brew. Black in appearance but not a heavy beer. Best in a cold frozen mug. Smokey flavor. Mild aftertaste.
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IndianaRed (2709) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bomber pours black with mahogany highlights. Thin quick light tan head and spotty lacing. Light sweet roast aroma with a little sour. Porter like. Light roasted flavor, with a little smoke and dark wheat notes. Thin bodied and attenuated. A session-able light bodied dark ale.
thedm (5002) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy finely sized yellow brown colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation semi-opaque ruby red brown colored body and a poor lacing. The aroma was musty and dark malt. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish with a mellow hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of black malt wood and hops. An OK brew just nothing special.
Arayaga2 (1859) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a mild, sweet roasty, nutty aroma. Taste is the same, with delucate vanilla and almond notes, but this is not a black ipa. 5/22oz
stevoj (2544) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not too far removed from a dunkel/tmavy, pours almost black (very dark brown), thin beige head, roast/smoky aroma, some oak barrel/wood notes. Taste is also mostly roast grains, for an IPA, hops are in the background, almost an afterthought. Good dark beer, but tough to classify.
cstuartj (1016) - Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, pours a night dark black with a tan head. Nose is hops and malt and a bit of roast. Nice mix of roast/stout notes and IPA hops. Finish is crisp and clean.
radarsock (1086) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought for $8.99 at Hunger Mountain. To undersized snifter, it pours a deep purplish charcoal brown with a beige-ringed head half a finger in length. Tastes and smells of black olive juice, prunes, grill char, wet ash, ginger, herbs, grass, and roasted peanuts. Sawdust, cedar, London yeast, and bitter hops by swallow. Has a nice creaminess. Better than expected.
UncleJ (17) - - JUL 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fantastic entry to the black beer market: a nearly perfect blend of chocolate, roasted, and coffee notes with an easy finishing body. Hops balance doesn't steal the show from the roast malt nuances that make this one a standout.
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cpetrone84 (1589) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is black with red edges and lots of tan head and a few larger bubbles. Nose is dark malt, lightly smoked, light hop presence behind with a bit of herbal green hop behind. Taste is not super expressive, dark black malt that is lightly smoked, the hop isn’t as prevalent, still a touch green, bitter coffee towards the finish and lingering. Well carbonated smooth medium body. Not bad.
mikem409 (1755) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours black with tan head. Roasted aroma. Taste is bitter flight fruity chocolate.