gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Liked it so much on tap at the pub I got a growler to go. Pours a dark black but you can somehow tell it is not real thick as the look would imply. A very different mix of flavors from figs to burnt malt. In between the two extremes I got coffee, chocolate, and some type of resin like pine tar. Like I know what pine tar tastes like? The alcohol is all but hidden. The hops are strop but someone remain in the background.
koleminer20 (185) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. The pour is a nice dark, dark brown, with ruby hues around the edges. There wasn't a lot of head, and the lace that was left was spotty, at best. The aroma is more malty and perhaps a touch of caramel than hops. Not really what I was expecting for a black DIPA. The flavor mimicked that aroma. Not overwhelmingly powerful in the hop character. It's pretty solid, but missing out on a lot of the good IPA characters. It's almost like a thin porter than a black IPA.
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jeremyh70 (493) - Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights, a huge tan head that overflowed the glass after only emptying half the bottle. Retention was great leaving a big creamy dollop behind and great lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel and biscuit with some dark fruit. Taste caramel and fig with some roastiness and a bit of smoke and pine bitterness. Finished semi dry with lingering smooth bitterness. Mouthfeel is soft and medium bodied with a medium high carbonation. My bottle was 7 months old so was probably passed its prime and lost some of its hop character. Was decent.
Indra (2527) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle. Aroma of piney, earthy, lightly fruity hops and dark, roasty, toasty malts, with notes of spruce, faint cocoa and cola. Clear deep, dark brown in color with a very slight head. Flavor profile is nicely balanced with nutty, bittersweet, roasted malts, faint molasses and licorice, piney, floral, earthy hops and a moderately strong dosage of hop spice and bitterness towards the long finish. Full and very lightly warming on the palate, body is just substantial enough. Interesting and tasty rendition.
rosenbergh (5533) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. (Macadoodles) Branson, MO.
Dark reddish brown almost black colour with a small tan head.
Aroma: Nice bitterish hops with some darker malts.
Flavour: Dry dark hops and mildly toasted malt.
Tasty. A good one.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. Deep brown/ near black with one finger head. Big roasty malt body with hops to match. Bitter finish. Pretty decent for the style.
carlb (96) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark reddish-brown with a 2-inch tan head. The initial nose suggests toasted grain, smokiness, and density. Medium full body with rich, smoky notes on the palate. Nice bitter lingering. Belgian lace. The ABV is not noticeable. Modest carbonation. Delicious. Would be excellent with grilled and smoked food. Will seek again.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Roast, floral hops, grains, and some chocolate.
EtTuCthulhu (728) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma of this brew is a combination of roasted malts, caramel malts, and floral hops that hits you in the face, and the appearance has a clear, very dark garnet color with a large, pillowy, off-white head, which is gorgeous. The taste is mildly bitter, mildly umami, and a touch sweet, and the palate fuses a medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, and a long finish that is merely an extension of the hearty, malty, and bitter taste.
screigh (396) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours very dark, almost black. Thin off-white head that lasts the whole beer. No lacing at all. Aroma is dark-roast and sugary malt. Mouthfeel is creamy. A sort of astringent roast flavor. Not much in the way of hop aroma or flavor.
Sammy (7707) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big hoppy beer with a good balance of roast, not overdone.Well malted for drinkability. Black bodied with some head. Not the best, a little weak on mouthfeel.