rougeau13 (2132) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a bubbly beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, a hint of spice, and tree bark. Taste is lots of roasted malts and bitter chocolate. Medium bodied. Decent, but a bit one dimensional.
jake65 (2851) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the co-op. A dark brown pour, as expected, with a thick creamy tan head. Heavy roast in the nose along with citrus and pine. The roast is sharp and defined in the taste... pine and citrus ride along to keep the edges smooth. Still the hops to roast flavors get a little separated. Only a minor detriment. There is a faint off flavor that I canít pinpoint, but associate with chalk and alcohol. Overall a good CDA.
swesson (276) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bomber. Pours a dark brownish red. Makes a thick tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is of roasted barley and alcohol. Tastes of coffee and a bit medicinal. Not a big favorite.
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Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a dark brown color with a tinge of red around the edges, and a medium foamy tan head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, pine and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of roast malt, resiny hops and coffee. The finish is roasty coffee and malt up front with a lingering piney hops aftertaste. Good beer all around.
high_on_hops (747) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a solid black with a tan head and lacing. It has a rich aroma of piney hops, some floral notes, and toast and coffee. The flavor is toasty malt up front with a hoppy backbone and slightly chocolate, bitter finish with a bit of chalkiness over a medium-heavy body.
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Zymurgeist2 (1211) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle to tulip. Slight roast and perfume hop. Black with tan head. Taste is cocoa and slight citrus. Chalky aspects. A little milk as it warmed.
mikedR (1500) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quite nice. Above average, but not my favorite of this style (which is one of my all time favorites). Everything is going on here in the right ways, but I want a bit more roastiness in the malts.
jazz88 (2585) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A dark brown color with a lush tan head. A sweet chocolate and dark fruit aroma with a strong malty finish. The hops are subordinate in this as the imperial porter flavors and aroma take charge.
SHIG (3844) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch black with a light brown creamy head. The aroma is nice hops with roasted malts. Taste is an edgy hops bitter, little spice, and roasted maltiness.
drjay44 (2865) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
651 ml. bottle. 7.7% ABV per the label. Pours a medium thick, well retained, light beige head, with some lacing, over a clear brown (SRM 25) body......nose is pine, resin, citrus peel, light cocoa, no esters, balance to the hops......taste is pine, resin, grapefruit peel, licorice, pineapple, all from the hops, light cocoa, very light chocolate, wisps of coffee,from the malts, no esters, balance to the hops, with a moderate bitter finish.....mouth feel, medium body, slightly sticky, slight alcohol warmth carbonation makes moderate creaminess. This is a pleasant easy drinking Black I/DIPA. It is light on the roasted malt side with minimal coffee, light chocolate from the malts, with the result being too hop dominated. It could use more dark roasted malts to better meet this delightful style. BJCP 6/3/13/4/6