Fritz123 (566) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton, FL. Tulip. Pours a black carbonated liquid with an off-white two finger head. Glass had some decent lacing. Powerful stout aroma with roasted malts, nuts, but with a pine hops wafting throughout. Taste was...well and stout mixed with an IPA. Roasted malts, pine, resin, nuts, basement flavors, and toast. Well carbonated. Medium body. Rather dry on the palette. Nice stout flavor finish.
Ed5388 (1243) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour from dmac's sixtel. Thanks bromosexual! Pours a dark brown/light black color with a thick frothy light tan head. Aroma of tropical fruit, roasted coffee, and some piney & herbal hops. Taste is of chocolate, light roasted coffee, burnt toast, citrus, and pine.
dmac (3528) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well this isnít draft only on site anymore as kegs of this are in distribution, and in my sixtel now. Poured a medium density super dark reddish brown body with a huge frothy light beige head that with some extra carbonation leaves way too huge gobs of head that need to be poured out. Aroma of light roast, very light regular coffee, hint of milk, light citrus and a hint of tropical fruts that were roasted, some candle wax. Lighter to medium body with softer carbonation and a quicker fading aftertaste.Flavor of light chocolate and citrus with a touch of medium toast and a hint of some super light coffee. I bet this would be about .3 higher if it was not 4+ months old.
bhensonb (9837) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Orange glints at the bottom edge. Hoppy aroma. Med body. Flavor is sort of chocolate and dark malt. Decently bitter. Nice for the style.
kathouse (726) - Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red and brown with plenty of piney hop aroma. Bitter from the hops. Strong flavors from roasted and dark malt mated with piney dank hops. Finish is dry bitter.
jmagnus87 (2034) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. From notes. Chocolate with a good dose of floral hops. Very interesting combination. Iíll be going back for seconds on this one.
greenhorn1 (732) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful black ipa. Mix their big eye ipa with marlin and you have best of both worlds. Good one Ballast.
DedicatedToFun (1595) - SoCal, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Combination of their IPA and stout? Amazing. On tap at the Daily Pint in Santa Monica, solid black IPA
skmikeg (616) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown-black with a foamy two finger tan head with excellent lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, coco, espresso, and roasted malts. Taste is about the same as the aroma but has more hops. Has a medium body with a slightly watery mouthfeel and a semi dry, semi bitter, medium-short finish. Overall. a pretty tasty and interesting blended beer that almost seems like a black IPA to me.
Daytonbeer (513) - Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours mahogany with off white head and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine hops, roasted malts, and some smoke. Taste is a good blend better hops and malts, but finishes bitter and dry. Very nice.