dmac (3999) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz 4pack purchased at Spirits Crosroads right before Hurricane/Extra-tropical storm Sandy or whatever the fuck they want to call this monster. Poured a good looking medium density super dark brown body with a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma of lots of citrus notes, pineapple and tropical fruit notes, no real roastiness that I was looking forward to. Body has a medium mouthfeel with average carbonation and average to slightly softer carbonation with a touch of lingering bitterness on the end. Flavor also is missing that roastiness that I so love, notes of pineapple, tropical fruit notes, old grapefruits, bad citrus and some slight hints of burnt toast. For a DIPA itís okay for a black DIPA itís dissapointing.
BMMillsy (1325) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had both on draft at Ashley's and the bottle. Smell of mostly roasted malt. Tastes of roasted grain and very little else. Heavy mouthfeel for the style, but no real flavor to enjoy here. Bland, amd no hop bite. Another miss by Arcadia.
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jrodooo5 (998) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is black with a white head that leaves lacing. The aroma is very hoppy with a little bit of a roastiness blended it. The taste starts out very creamy and light. It finishes bitter but still very smooth and quite drinkable at 8.5%. I canít believe this is an IPA! Awesome complexity! Love this!
gripweed57 (642) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Blackish brown color topped by a rocky tan head. Subtle toasted malt nose hints at citrus hops and chocolate and soy. Interesting roasted malt flavor, some cola, some chocolate and some dark fruit with a medicinal note. Resiny hops come through late. Slightly sticky and bittersweet finish.
Chudwick (2094) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - pours dark ruby with a finger of khaki head and spotty lacing. Nose is smoke (roast), alcohol, grenadine perhaps, cherry cough drop and spruce. Favors adds caramel and rye/peat. Little sweetness but moderate to moderate high bitterness. Dry to the lips. Burp (steak and stir fry). Sticky mouthfeel. Reminds me of specialty grain beer on steroids.
rondphoto (1929) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of dark malt with overtones of piney hops. The taste is full roasted amlt with a light touch of smoke. As it moves through the palate, distinct piney hops enter only to be thwarted by more malt and a strong alcohol warming. There is much to like here. Highly recommended.
BREWMUSKCLES (2226) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
big beer indeed beautiful full spectrum hop aroma with malt and fermented tobacco that turns to alcohol. hops, soupy and brothy malt initially some rum turning to rubbing alcohol in some butter. a tiny bit of smoke. the beer is busy, the beer is demonstrative and the beer is exceptional!
wlajwl (3816) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is dark malts, mint and a hint of hops. The flavor is citrus, mildly nutty malts, a hint of chocolate and a dry and bitter finish. A bit subdued at first but cleaned up pretty good.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint glass at the Green Door in Chicago. This beer is a grab bag of everything. It has a hop-citrus profile, malty backbone, creamy foam crown, pitch black appearance, and a smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel. Itís a wildcard beer thatís simultaneously all things and nothing specific. Fun stuff but probably a bit tiresome beyond a pint.
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Creamy tan head, cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, roast, some bittersweet chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, pine/grapefruit. Medium body, light stickiness.