Dogbrick (10707) - 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.
crossovert (10654) - Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draf.t HArd to say anything good or bad about it. A more chcolate forward black dipa, decently bitter and balanced but not exciting.
Sammy (10555) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hits the spt. Bottle from h-e-b. Above average mouthfeel. Jet black with ice cream lace. Very drinkable emphasising roast over the wonderful citrus.
adnielsen (10360) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from a 18 oz. bottle purchased in Denver, Colorado. Pours a very dark black body and very thick brown-blackish head. Roasted hoppy aroma with an alcoholic, hoppy, dark, creamy flavor.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz courtesy of wavers1. Pours a clear deep brown with a gigantic, dense, micro-bubble, tan head that has infinite ice cream scoop retention and big sheety lace. Aroma is not really hoppy but more bacon, smoke, barbecue, along with raisins, prunes, anise, pretty intense grape cough medicine thing going on. Taste is medicinal, lots of grape cough medicine, like swallowing a bunch of grape childrenís Tylenol. Thereís some toasted bread, char, dry wood. If I were blind tasting this, I would say itís some weird Danish stout thatís supposed to be awesome but ends up a huge mess. Palate is soft, not too syrupy. Picks up some heavy oxidation after sitting in the tulip for 10 minutes.
DJMonarch (9173) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids, Longmont 15/09/2010
Hoppy aroma. Dark coloured strong in alcohol and hoppy with a bitter roast malt finish.
BVery (9162) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Busters. Dark pour with reddish highlights. Dense frothy cream colored head. Citrus hop nose with a bit of roast underneath. More hoppy IPA than roasty. Very well done, this is a standout in its style.
j12601 (9050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paulís tasting. Pours a deep black with a thin beige head. Big spicy hops, earthy with some sweet roast. Nice earthy hop presence with some spicyness. Chocolate, roast, candied grapefruit on the finish.
slowrunner77 (8982) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"eh. this one had promise, though at $8-9 bucks a pop, itís overpriced. nice smell and look. smooth too. but the combo of spicy floral hops and dark fruit malts just doesnít quite work for me in this one. an ok beer at a premium. "
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from curly- thanks again, Jason! Pours a deep, somewhat clear brown color with a thick, resilient, rocky beige head that sticks to the glass. Aroma of citrusy hops, pine, toasted and chocolate malts, brown sugar, earth, and dark fruits. Flavor of toasted malts, pine resin, grapefruit, earthy hops, chocolate, toast, and nuts. Medium-bodied, with a bitter, earthy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Double Black IPA- I like it.