thouse (50) - 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!”
mansquito (3336) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Total Wine, Delaware 12oz: Pours murky brown with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, hints of chocolate, and a hop. Basically, I didn’t get that much hop aroma, nor did I get much bitterness in the taste. I got instead a sort of bland, strong brown ale with this one. I don’t think the bottle was too old as Total Wine has generally good turnover. I mean it wasn’t bad, but I would barely call this a Black IPA.
commonmac (292) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2014 Tap in snifter glass at Clark Street Ale House. Cask pour. Deep black with frothy, yet understated head. Aroma is coffee like with heavy roasted malts. Flavor also leans that direction with bitterness at the front and mild sweetness in the middle. Aftertaste reminiscent of coffee but more enjoyable than drinking that swill. I think it would be better as a traditional pour than a cask. Worthy of another sample.
alexanderj (3311) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; dark brown in color with a light brown head. Aroma was good with with roasted malt, fruit, earth, pine, flowers, and sweetness. Fairly balanced brew and easy to drink. Roasted, slight sweetness, earthy and piney.
salvaticas (432) - - MAY 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Comerica Park. Pours a pitch smooth black. Nice maltiness on the nose. Good, smooth, hoppy flavor
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out black with a big light tan head. Aroma is of light citrus hops, grass, roasted malts, light chocolate. Taste is oily roasted malts, light coffee, sugary sweet chocolate, citrus hops, light syrup and a bitter finish.
dlovell2 (720) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with tan head. Roasted malt, prunes, raisin aroma. Roasted malt, brown sugar dark dried fruit flavors. Finish is pine.
Maxbier (199) - Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet malty caramel and dried fruit aroma. Dark brown with thin tan head. Rich malty almost stout like malt profile. Hint of pine, coffee, booze. Slightly bitter sweet and boozey finish.
crossovert (7201) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and raisiny aroma. Flavor is piney, not super hoppy, some dank, caramel.
TheHopster (791) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Pours a dark brown color with thick tan head that clings to glass. Aroma of mild hops and toasted malts. The flavor is bitter hop mellowed by the roasted malt and some alcohol noted. Smooth palate.
bth122 (1254) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a chocolate color. Aroma is inriquing. Brown sugar, cocoa, roast malt, caramel, biscuit. Creamy texture. Medium light bitterness. Bitter finish on dry side. Average carbonation. Starts off like a porter but really finishes like a ipa. Not bad.