Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. can served in a FFF Teku glass. Canned on 04/24/12. Thanks to danielnovak3 for the extra.
A: Pours a solid black color with some dark ruby edges. A light tan head forms on the pour and recedes to a nice bubble collar. It leaves some splotchy sheets of lace behind.
S: Some stale coffee, a little acrid in nature, with some dark chocolate malts and a little piney bite to it.
T: Some roasted malts with a bitter, hoppy bite to it. The finish is some stale coffee with some pale malts.
M: Medium bodied with a bitter, acrid bite to it. A little sharp with some medium carbonation.
O: This just tastes old. The hops have faded, the malt feel a bit plain and the coffee notes are stale.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 10-07-2012
Finhead (1376) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour with a ruby hue. The aroma is mildly hoppy with a malty backbone. The taste follows the aroma and has an easy finish.
danlo (1694) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz can. Pours dark ruby-brown with a large foamy biege head leaving lots of lacing and aroma of roasted malts and citrusy hop. Dark malty flavour, with roast, molasses, coffee, and tangy citrus grapefruit and woody pine bitterness. Fairly smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roast bitter finish. Very drinkable BIPA.
londonfields (21) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice and malty, smooth bitterness, pleasant piney hop character not overwhelming. Well balanced black IPA.
crossovert (9610) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
355ml can. Amber pour. Aroma is floral cocoa cardboard, some wafer. Flavor is mild but ashy and bitter, herbal flavor, not really intriguing.
sturmthis (917) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Cola brown with one finger off white head. Malty caramel aroma with some pine. Roasted malt back bone, pine in the background. Good.
mcox90 (1707) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can. Pours a dark cola brown with a 2 finger creamy beige head which recedes to leaves gobs of lace. Dark malt and pine resin on the aroma and the flavor as well. The interplay of hints of chocolate and pine resin hoppiness is interesting and delicious. Body is to the full side with a velvet like feel on the tongue. Nice!
samsmith33 (610) - - JUL 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice and smooth offering.
Aroma is a nice mix of toasted barley and hops. Taste is wood and bittersweet chocolate. Dark black (though thin) with a big fat white head.
puboflyons (2601) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 12 fl. oz. can. Stamped Enjoy by 7/3/15.It is one day later! Yipes! The pour is very dark brown under a boisterous, fluffy tan head. Not black as I thought it might be. The malt sweetness is the first thing I get in the aroma followed by a kind of floral hop presence. Medium body. The immediate sweetness makes way for a solid hop bitterness to close it out. It was a likable enough beer but might have been more likable 3 months ago.
ryecatcher (1032) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Brownish-black pour, massive tan head with amazing retention. Nose is roast, wheat puffs, pine. Mouth is medium bodied, relatively dry, cocoa, coffee, roast, pine, medium bitterness throughout, I’m not a huge fan of the style generally speaking, but this is solid.
Garrold (2707) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can share round at Richy’s. Clear, cola brown. Film of tan head. Fruity, chocolate malts. Some pine resin. Taste is a decent balance of resin bitterness, and fruity sweetness. Smooth palate, with crisp carbonation. Finish is long, fruity, chocolatey, piny bitter.