Johnsense (1120) - - AUG 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a massive head. Dark chocolate, Pine, slightly woody. Balanced (which is to say not overly hoppy). Medium body
kathouse (1418) - Nevada, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep and dark with a nice cream head. Aroma of cola with a mild hop. Bitterness is smooth. Chocolate and a light pine flavor. Itís not the hoppiest of IPAís, but very nice mouthfeel.
AirForceHops (5264) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle purchased at Specs in Austin, TX. Bottle date of : 04 05 15. Deep black pour with massive head retention that coats the snifter. Aroma some bold roasted notes with a light pine.
Body is full with a stout- like density and creamy mouthfeel. Yeah baby, Thatís what Iím talking about right here!
The malts have a deep roasted character with some smooth chocolate notes that ends with a nice lingering pine bitterness that ends with the chocolate flavor coming back around to the taste buds. Very well crafted! I think this scores top in style for my own palate.
Fox13riderco (7) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 3, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer is a very musky thicker IPA hints the black IPA but overall a good beer
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arkurzynski (2009) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2015 Brown black pour. Nose of dank pine/citrus and light roasted malt/cocoa. Flavor is cola and roasted malt with sticky pine/citrus bitterness. Some graininess. Pretty nice.
Patrickctenchi (5442) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black, with a thick, creamy tan head.
Caramel, chocolate, cola aroma.
Taste is bitter, heavy dark chocolate malt, roasty...licorice, coffee.
Sweet, followed by a long, resiny bitter.
rougeau13 (2304) - 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 (3125) - 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 (333) - 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 (10416) - 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.