blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, dark brown with tan foam, aroma is roast and pine, flavor of chocolate, roasted nuts, just right bitterness, good beer
kidmartinek (3508) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, medium bodied with a real foamy, dense tan head. Bitter.hoppy aroma with a faint roasty malt background and a hint of cocoa. It smells good. The flavor is really well balanced and had a faint roasty chocolate malt flavor with a strong bitter bite. Its really good.
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a medium size foamy tan head, and very good lacing.
Smells of hops, black roasty malt, and a little pine.
Taste is bitter, malt, nice hoppy taste, pine, and a tad bit of citrus. Ends bitter.
ttoadee (609) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/amber pour, off white head. Nose is fresh pine cones. Bitter. medium to full body. Chocolate malt with grapefruits and pine through the middle. Steady, bitter finish. Keeper.
beernovice39 (3102) - Montana, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a dark red/brown with a tan top. Scent is pine and citrus. Roasted malt taste with pine and coffee.
Fatehunter (1178) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured almost a finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is citrus with a note of roasted malt.
It has a solid flavor profile: lemon, grapefruit and slight roasted malt.
It has a crisp texture, a bit high on the carbonation.
A worthy and flavorful BIPA.
anders37 (16254) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Chriso. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a fruity malty roasted piney hoppy aroma. Fruity roasted malty hoppy piney flavor. Has a roasted malty piney hoppy licorice finish.
Theydon_Bois (7924) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chriso tasting (thanks initially to Benjamin) 18/11/12.
Mahogony brown with a thin light tan head that soon waves goodbye.
Nose is light roast malts, hops and pine.
Taste follows nose with a touch of chocolate and a dose more pine.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a bitter finish.
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chriso tasting, London. Pours clear, red-brown with a frothy, tan foam head. Moderate roast in the nose, some burnt pine. Medium sweet flavor with dark bread, toasty sugars and earth. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Light dryness to finish, light earthy bitterness, rich toast, light pine and faint chocolate. Decent.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I picked up a twelve pack of this beer for $12.49, very decent price. Dark black color, good tan head with a lot of lace on the glass. Smells a little grassy and a lot like a porter. The taste is cool, grassy hops and then a porter-like backbone. I find a lot of beers in this style have a huge clash between the hops and the malts, not the case here. This is very easy to drink and a nice beer. I would say it seems more like a hoppy porter but I will buy this again especially if I can get a good deal on a twelve pack again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-30-2012 03:10:24