dlovell2 (539) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with tan head. Grapefruit aroma with hints of smoke. Grapefruit flavors with sweet malt and smoke notes. Bitter finish but not a lingering bitterness. Very nice beer.
beerandIT (298) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice light frothy head on the pour. An inch of head and is staying around very nicely. Great lacing on the glass. I smell lots of bread notes, hops mixing in here and there. Lemon/citrus notes in the aroma. Very dark just shy of pitch black. Medium bodied beer I would have to say. Mouth feel is excellent, very smooth on the palate. Fantastic black IPA, try this one!
cmonster (948) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can served in an English pint. This one says 6.5% abv. on the newly canned brew. Pours almost black in color with a huge tan head. Good retention and Alien blood splattered lacing. Head aroma is cocoa, but moves to grassy hops and roastiness as the liquid appears. Light bitter, light sweet flavor. Medium body, good carbonation, thin-oily texture, and a long roasty, moderately bitter finish. Neither too sweet nor too heavy nor nor too bitter. A session CDA.
bvc (1138) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2010
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz can, fresh. Pours a super dark brown, basically black, with khaki head and spotty lacing. Slightly sweet cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, vanilla and a hint of wet grass. Pure metallic...some hints of roasted malt...try another sip...man this is not good. Too much metal twang for me.
dankman (253) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010 Pours black with a thin head and little lacing. I notice some citrusy hops (slight cat piss, I notice this a lot with black IPAís) on the nose with some roasted malt, not overwhelming but not bad, clean. Hop forward flavor that isnít overwhelming, the body seems a bit light, pretty refreshing in 95 degree heat. Finishes pretty clean but I do notice a bit of cat piss lingering. Itís pretty enjoyable with a hot pastrami with swiss, yellow mustard and, cole slaw on rye.
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured rather dark with about two fingers of very light and fluffy foam. The aroma has some roasted malts and some nuts as well. Taste has a slightly muted profile of tangy hops, with a bit of citrus on the aftertate. The coffee and toffee is present from the darker malts. The darker malts keep this from being too hoppy, and balance it out quite well. The soft foam make this very enjoyable to sip on as well.
DalzAle (1899) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Clear dark brown pour, tons of carbonation and an aroma of roasted malt and a little hops. Flavor is also dry toasted malts, some smoke, dry hops, and finished with a slightly metallic aftertaste. Not too bad, but I probably wouldnít buy it again at $11/6 pack.
SSSteve (3635) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2014 12oz can that sat in my hot ass trunk all evening while i watched a reincarnated sublime at the masquerade near murder kroger. not totally black with bronze highlights and a large fluffy beige head. fee fi fo fum, i smell a mix of floral and citrus hops. not much of the dark malt though. flavor is a mix of bitter spicy malts. rye? mostly bitter citrus hops and a toasty black malt. creamy palate with low carbonation and a medium body. i donít like this style....itís stupid. and itís time for bed.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown, thick tan head. Aroma of roast, char and a bit of tartness. Chocolate flavor with lots of roast and a bit of tartness.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
brownish black with large tan head that is everlasting, an attractive beer. herbal hops to the nose. firm bitterness before strong herbal hops flavor before some bitterness from the black malt. a touch of crystal sweetness but the bitterness flavor predominates and becomes somewhat acrid, but that does seem to be the style and this is a fine version of it.