kaser (3993) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour from can at JP Burkes. Tons of creamy foamy head. Malty, earthy, cookie dough and cocoa taste. Bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Good beer
tmoreau (2902) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can poured to a Czech-pils glass at Lunar Brewing Co., displaying a nearly opaque, black/brown color, with some ruby highlighting, thick, tan froth to the head foam, and patchy cling to the lacing. Roasted notes were present but minimal in the aroma, with a fruity, pit fruit sweetness taking center stage. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste offered a touch more of roasted character, adding an earthy, citrusy, & rind-like bitterness that lingered with a dry finish. Nice BIPA, but a bit roast deprived.
tfontana (118) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can from Signal Variety Plaistow NH. Aroma is combination of bready malts, yeasty dough and piney hops. Appearance is dark reddish brown--almost black, with 1 finger-width off-white creamy head, fair retention, no noticeable sparkle, minimal lacing. Taste is interplay of rich, roasted malt sweetness with overtones of hop bitterness, each one taking its turn in the forefront. Palate is medium-bodied creamy texture with late carbonation on the top of the tongue and nice loooooong mild bitter finish. Overall, this beer hits on all cylinders.
popkow (300) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can into glass releases crisp dark body under nice foam head. Aroma of coffee roasting. Taste of malt, coffee, resin and nice hop notes. This is one of the better cross over IPA’s.
Christpuncher (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malt and roasted coffee flavored dominate this beer. Smells earthy and malty. Pours deep brown almost black with a 2 finger thick brown head. Had out of a can at home. Okay beer
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ordybill (596) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- Malt, chocolate and some citrus
Appearance- A reddish black color with a tan head. Looks real good
Taste- Has a roasted malt flavor that also includes cocoa and some citrus
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation
Overall- A real good brew, I will drink this again.
raoul_duke (166) - - MAY 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 can from Jeff. Smells really nice, definite citrus which is shocking considering the color. Black is a fair way to describe the color. Not great flavor. But not bad. Would drink again.
Thisis12ptfont (987) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of milky yeast, chocolate, caramel and toffee. Not an impressive aroma. Appearance is black with a ton of slowly receding foam. Taste bland with mostly chocolate on the palate. Very subtle notes of caramel, toffee, dark malts and very, very subtle hop presence on the back of the palate. Overall, I’m not impressed at all with this. It is bland with a capital B.
mfhennig (127) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear black pour from a can, big foamy tan head, nice lacing. Hoppy aroma and taste. Bitter finish for a black IPA,. So so at best.
ElCapitan22 (253) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with real nice lacing and has a nice creamy head. Smells malty and of chocolate. Slightly bitter and not hoppy at all. A very nice beer!