HoppyAlesToYou (167) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted grain, resin, spruce, citrus, molasses, licorice, soy sauce, and raisins find there way via aroma to my nostrils. A firm pour into a snifter does not produce much head, and it dissipates quickly. The taste has a hint of dry white wine, followed by bitterness and a touch of umami. It is a bit light in body and thin for an 8.5% ale, but the long umami tinged finish makes up for that. A fine double black IPA, but not sublime...
mmmkay (51) - - JUL 24, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ilikeitalot. Big roast and malt flavor are perfectly balance with the dipa. Very pleasant aroma. One of the more satisfying brews I've had.
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stevoj (3922) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice smooth black bier with the extra hoppiness of a strong IPA. Black with some reddish tinting, thin head, but leaves a strong impression on the palate. Would be much better enjoyed in the winter months....
drfabulous (6562) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce thanks to MP. Big chocolate and creamy taste. Lots of roast for sure. Nice hop aroma and balance. Pleasantly surprised.
rxeight (2575) - Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice citruic hops and a dark malt character. Not the strongest aroma or taste but it is pretty delicious. Not the best but better than most black IPAs. Overall a pretty enjoyable beer.
Also, Let it warm up a little bit, it gets better. $12/4 pk is a little on the pricey side for this one.
thouse (53) - 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 (2535) - 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 (4290) - 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 (797) - 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.