Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared at Cajun Cafe on the Bayou during RBWG 2015. Pours deep brown with a creamy beige head. Good roasted malt character, burnt pine. Great balance. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Scorched earth bitterness on the finish, lots of baking cocoa, charcoal, pine. Very solid.
AirForceHops (6181) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brew pub. Pitch black in color with thin head. Aroma is mild pine needles, with moderate roast. Body is ok, medium leaning on fuller. The pine lingers for a good duration after the sip and provides the bitterness in the brew. Straight forward Black IPA.
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Engine 15 brewery bar, Jacksonville. Light aroma - not much going on aside from very light maltiness. Medium body, medium carbonation. Some lemon some choc and coffee but it's thin watery and pretty dull.
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Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler poured up on tap at the Cajun Café stop of the rbwg2015 brewery bus tour where it exhibits a nice deep dark body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up chocolate, black licorice spiciness, candi sugar and then a thin layer of pine hops. The taste starts with malts, dark roasted malts that have a burnt malty edge and some pine hops. I like the play between the chocolate and piny woody resiny hops. Solid
GenDV138 (5978) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Olde Bay Cafe in Dunedin before the RBWG 2015 welcome event. Black with beige head. Aromas of roast, floral, pine, light cocoa. Tastes of roast, pine, floral, dark chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish.
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. Pours dark almost black tan head. Nose/taste of toasted pine, roast chocolate, coffee. Medium body.
Sledutah (7019) - Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler during RBWG
Cloudy dark brown with a medium sized beige head, good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts. Flavors of roasted malts and pine
chinchill (4267) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet malts with faint dark roasted malts. The dark roast and some hops appear in the taste.
Oddly, given the sweet aroma, this has a bit more char than I prefer.
Black IPL? .. at least a black APA.
Earthy and herbal hops in the finish and aftertaste.
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler at RBWG. Pours a dark brown with beige head. The aroma is strong roast and chocolate. Medium mouth with strong rich dark chocolate, roast coffee, lingering dry finish.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste from a growler during RBWG. Black color. Good tan head, leaving thicker lace. Nice moderate roast, earthy hop, mild spiciness. Touch of dark chocolate, very mild hint of coffee. Some herbal. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft lighter carbonation, good full feel. Moderate sweet taste, moderate bitter. Nice chewiness. Great, balanced black IPA.