50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a brown head. Roasted malt aromas. Big bitter roasted malt and licorice notes. Decent body and mouthfeel.
hopscotch (8375) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Pours midnight-black with a small, creamy, deeply-tanned head. The aroma is bursting with bold, scorched notes of charcoal, espresso, campfire ash and brownies. Medium to full-bodied with pillow-soft carbonation. The flavor is all about burnt malt and semi-metallic bitterness. Finishes much the same – charcoal and deep, lingering bitterness. This was like drinking a lump of charcoal. High abv was well-disguised. I’m not a fan, but if you like big, bold, imperialized black IPAs, then this baby is calling for you. Bottle courtesy of BriceNice!
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Connectictut beverage mart in New Britain. Pours black with an inch or two of brown foam. Leaves lots of lacing on the glass. Big roasty malt and chocolate notes on the nose. The alcohol certainly has a warming effect which makes it fun just before bed.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Smells of dark chocolate, some roasty undertones. Tastes of chocolate, light spice, some coffee hints, clove with a lightly bitter velvety finish.
argo0 (11094) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle. Small brown head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some bittersweet chocolate, earthy. Taste is sweet, coffee, some milk chocolate, earthy, boozy. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation. This here’s a sipping beer.
radagast83 (3760) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Poured a dark black brew. Roasted notes in this one. Roasted malts and a touch of coffee notes. Roasted malts, some light chocolates. This was pretty good.
GT2 (7035) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL. Pours a clear deep black. Redder head. Nose is black pepper, phenolic, dusty, soy, sawdust. Taste is drained, possibly infected, overcarbonated, very minerally and bland. Palate is weak, thin, watery, soil heavy.
Travlr (9869) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pretty much black, brown head. Aroma of rich milk chocolate. Taste is roasty coffee grounds and cocoa.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is near black with a thin beige head. The aroma offers roast, malt, a touch of butter. Flavors of roasted / charred malt. Good stuff. Long anticipated, this was pretty good.
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boto (1760) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle: Inaugural Batch! This one pours a dark, inky almost black color. there was a finger of a light brown head on it, but that didn’t linger. It has a nice nose. Chocolate, a bit of roast coffee, also some dark fruits hiding in there. The taste is quite good. It is nicely balance. Milk chocolate, hint of the coffee, caramel, faint dark fruits. A faint amount of sweetness with a somewhat dry finish. A very nice brew from our new local brewery!