wlajwl (3324) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is black malts. The flavor is malts, cocoa, mild fruit undertones and hops in the finish.
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark beer with a foamy tan head. Sweet and alcoholic nose with some chocolate notes. Flavors of dusty chocolate, ripe fruit and roasted grains. There is an odd chalky sense to this.
BillKismet (3164) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black-bodied with a decent head. The description for this brew is spot on. The dehusked malt creates a brew that possess the aroma of roasty black ale with roast barley nuanced, but lacks any noticeable astringency. Smooth roasty body that is not lacking at all in character. A very sessionable dark ale. Nuances of chocolate develop after many sips.
hayduke (3076) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A joint tasting with Strykzone via Facebook chat. This poured a very deep red that looks almost black with a one finger tan head. The nose is roasted malts with a hint of both smoke and chocolate. Body is full and the mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. The flavor is is almost all roasted malts with chocolate and some fruit ,and the finish is mostly chocolate. This is a very smooth and easy drinking brew with no bitterness from start to finish.
beernovice39 (3037) - Montana, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Clock Tower. Hazy dark brown with an off white top. Scent is burned malts and pine. Taste follows.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like raosty black malt. Head lasts forever. The aroma is dark and roasted. The flavor is a little sweet for a cool black malty beverage.
jkwood04 (2928) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a shaker. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, light beige head. Aroma of roasted and pale malts plus a little chocolate, floral hops, and some dough-like notes. Flavor the same, with not a lot of hops for a black IPA, but a nice blend still. Average texture. Not a bad beer.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Rating #54. Dark brown cola pour with a tan head. Light roast with a little sweetness. Very mild flavor, light roast with a creamy sweetness. Nice drinker. (2281)
smith4498 (2793) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a trade with Gription79. Pours dark brown with tan head. Toasted malt aroma with some hints of chocolate. Moderately roasted malt flavor with some chocolate and licorice. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Dallas.
Cybercat (2772) - Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the tap a barely translucent reddish sable with a nice pale tan head that leaves behind substantial lacing. Aroma is smoky and malty with a coffee tone and some subtle nuttiness. Smoky roast coffee flavor has nutty, caramel and toffee hints. Texture is smooth and fairly fizzy, rather pleasing.