thouse (51) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Massive in every way, B-Craft delivers a complex bundle of flavors with a citrus hop aroma strong enough to make a billy goat shake his head. Moving past the huge hop aroma, rich and roasted malt flavors of chocolate and coffee move forward only to be checked by an impressive hop bitterness. Texture and flavor dance together so seamlessly that you may need to remind yourself that while this beer slides down like a session, it delivers like an assassin!”
AWISLguy (1978) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle brought by and shared with my brother - thanks ck1! Pours dark brown with a super foamy head. Arcoma has vegetal celery and plastic. It did have faint caramel notes and some dark fruit, but was overwhelmed by the celery/plastic combination. Taste is a syrupy bitter bakers chocolate with caramel sweetness and dark fruit. Finishes somewhat dry, a bit vegetal and with some bittersweet fruit. Taste was ok, just not a good smell.
DialSquare (3666) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Plum market in Ann Arbor. Brown-black pour with a thin light tan head. Aroma is spicy herbal hops, dark malts and grapefruit. Tastes are toasted malts, sweet citrus, grass, pine and chocolate. Nice slick medium to thin texture. Even and well constructed brew that makes for a strange sipper. Less roasty than a lot of bipa’s - which is good by me.
ddemmingjr (790) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: pours dense chocolate brown, thinnish fan head that does stick around, some lacing. Deep, musty, roasted malts, pine, dark fruits, citrus hop profile. Interesting. More pine resin, roasted malts, hint of chocolate and vanilla, sweet then more demonstrative hop bitterness that leads to long dryness on the finish. Medium bodied and quite drinkable as there's a bit of spiciness from the heat and ABV but surely not overwhelming here.
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Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black and thick. No head. Sweet hop aroma. Not very strong aroma. Not a bad, double IPA, but I have had a lot better.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Served in a cervoise. Pours near black with a thin off-white head. Nose has some odd fruitiness. Not a big fan. Some roast and hops. Flavor is fruit with some earth and pine. Medium body. A bit bitter. Odd fruit. Didn't like it much.
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polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of citrus, grapefruit, pine, roasted malts, vanilla and a little licorice. Very interesting and good. Very dark brown that sits black in the glass. Small mostly diminishing tan head that left some lace. Flavor is medium sweet and heavy bitter. Palate is full bodied and average. Overall a very good brew that really surprised me. I can’t get enough of that aroma. Great stuff! Well done Arcadia!
demitriustown (1156) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle: Aromas got a big floral grapefruit hop note, smells wonderful. Appearance is a dark brownish/black with a thick tan head that lingers around for a while. Taste has got that big hop presence with a very minimal, almost nonexistent malt character. Palate is very lively on the tongue with a lingering resin hop aftertaste. Overall, This is dang good stuff in my honest opinion. Cheers!
ccex (1123) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle pours an opaque black with substantial lingering tan head and good lacing. Smells like an IIPA with lots of cirtrus and piney hops. However, there are lots of roasted malts, and a bit of chocolate and bread in the flavor. Taste is slightly bitter, with a long dry finish. Medium to full body with good carbonation. Alcohol is very well hidden. I’ve tried quite a few black IPAs lately, and was pleasantly surprised to discover how good yet this humble looking beer is.
SBMRL (2) - Livonia, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- lots citrus, floral, a little booze.
App- black with brownish red edging head is off white.
Taste- wow hops shine bright. Little bit of roasty chocolate notes citrus is very present.
Pal- med/heavy. Solid carbonation
Overall- awesome beer hops dominate but there’s still a touch of roastyness the aroma is great.