MaroonOrange (127) - - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown. Aroma is molasses, caramelized sugar and malt. Flavor is roasted grain and molasses with a mild hoppy finish. A nice dark double IPA.
nike (950) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
draft, brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, slight hop. Flavor of slight roasted malt/ coffee, very little hop. Not well balanced, not much of a finsh or bite to it. Overall a decent brew, could use a little tweaking from the brewing.
LinusStick (2814) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Meh...a decent run of the mill black IPA. Nothing special here. Aroma was very nice. Strong green hops with a hint of roasted malt. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a one finger tan head. Taste was a little bland, but was OK. Strong push and pull between the roasted malt and hops. Decent carbonation.
ansermadide (1497) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Practically black in color with a light brown colored head, this has an almost odd roasted malt character that’s a little sweet, a little roasted, and a little hoppy. It’s balanced, but there’s still something odd about its aroma. In the mouth it seems very much like a dark strong ale.
If you convince yourself that it’s not a double black, and rather just a straight up dark strong ale, this is actually a better beer. Now… let’s pretend this is a strong ale and get on with our lives. It’s nice. Smooth, roasted, strong. You can really pick up the alcohol in this. Nice, and easy drinking for what it is.
mikem409 (1475) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. pours light black with solid head. pine and earth aroma. taste is dry pine with a long bitter bite
musinj6 (383) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark, murky black with small head and small to medium lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, a hint of caramel and maybe a touch of coffee. Herbal citrus. Moderately bitter throughout. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Long, bitter finish predominated by darkly roasted malt. Pretty good.
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Tony’s house, traded with one of the NJ/NY crew I think - notes fail me but cheers to whoever, 19/05/13.
Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that clears to the edge and leaves a small film.
Nose is light on hops, roasty notes, bitter chocolate, dark toffee.
Taste comprises hops, pine, cocoa.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation, dry finish with some hop bitterness.
Decent enough CDA.
Jabic (403) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ar: Dark raisin, some spicy resinous hops, brown sugar, soy sauce.
Ap: Deep brown - small light tan head with decent retention and a thin foam ring and cover.
T: Raisin and brown sugar, some orange - medium-high bitterness, with a herbal edge - fairly sweet - finish is dried fruit and citrus.
P: Medium-full body with a high, very full and creamy, carbonation - finish is medium-dry.
O: Perhaps this bottle had too much age on it, but it doesn’t taste like much of a black IPA - however, it comes across as a pretty tasty robust porter.
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub on 3/29/13. Dark reddish brown in color with a thick beige head. Aroma of malt, roast and earthy hops. Malty flavor with dank hops and a big roasty finish.
pablo951 (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had it on tap at World of Beer in Evanston IL. Poured a coffee hue with a light white head and thick even lacing. The aroma is very slight and the taste is IPA smooth.