vtafro (5535) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
(Backlog) Draft at avery event at blind tiger. Dark brine pour with tan head. Sweet malt aromas."WTF? Not sure what the deal is here", must have hated this.
Dfonorow (1867) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at RNH. Pour is dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is very heavy on the hops with notes of pine needles and grass with some chocolate and coffee as well. Flavor is roasted coffee with a huge hoppy backbone. Dry roasty finish and perfect carbonation.
bu11zeye (12400) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium beige head. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malt, grass, and citrus. Flavor of roasted malt, grass, light citrus, coffee, chocolate, and caramel with a dry finish.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Avery. Pours with a frothy tan head over a near black body. Aromas are fruity, citrusy, grassy, roast, coffee and chocolate. Flavors are a bit thin, coffee, fresh roast, lightly hoppy and bready. Citrus. Lively bubbles and medium to slightly thinner body than expected.
3fourths (8878) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. murky medium-dark brown. high acid american hop nose is resinous and green, and with the roast it’s all a bit cheesy and musty and mossy and dank. medium roast; moderately heavy astringency; sourish roast nose in the finish. decent.
onceblind (6378) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Avery. Very dark brown with nice ruby highlights under a beige foamy head. Amazing aroma of freshly roasted coffee, light chocolaty tones with a subtle but present leafy, almost piney hops--but is predominately roasted coffee. What a great smell. Taste is just as pleasant. Nice leafy dry hoppiness with a faint citrus kick. Backed up with delightful chocolate coffee malts. Medium-full body. Actually kinda balanced like a very malty Black IPA. more sweet than bitter, delightful to drink and pleasantly hopped.
blipp (7603) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Dry roasted malty aroma with some lightly sweet nutty notes. The flavor has roasted malts, some nutty notes, and a light sweetness. Decent.
hivemind (875) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ RnH w Streets and James. Dark amber pour, persistent white head. Lacing washes down quickly. Pruney and fruity aroma - very rich. Palate is more malty and syrupy than expected. While smell is fruity, taste is dry and earthy. Caramel.
jredmond (6923) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at rattle with Brendan, streets, and baron. Pours a deep brownish black body with no head. Aroma is slightlu roasted, sweet malts. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of croast, malts and roast.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours brown-black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium-short retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy coffee aroma, roast malt, dates and prunes, woody and earthy light hops. Flavor is roast, chocolate, and coffee bitter dark malt, wood notes and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth.