IrishBoy (3888) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2013 Draft at the brewpub. Nose is rye, citrus with hints of pine, tropical fruit, and coffee.. Very dark brown with a medium beige head that laces heavily. Flavor is lightly bitter with background notes of coffee.
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed at gabf 2014. It pours with a nice looking dark body that supports a small bubbled light colored mocha head. The aroma offers up sweet malts, a light black licorice spicy note, earthy tea and slivers of dark roasted malts. The taste starts smooth with malts and then it quickly gets into a mix of dark roasted malts, some black licorice that have that Mt. Hood hop thing going on and then a pleasing degree of earthy tea. The earthy tea, little bit of licorice and dark roasted malts really go well together here.
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Toronado SD. Hazy brown pour. Small head, okay lacing. Nose is spot on Black IPA with pine, grilled mango, fresh fruit. Taste is tangy, dry, bitter, small grilled mango sweetness and spruce tips. Spot on for style. A bit of hydrogen peroxide in the mouthfeel detracts.
want1DIPA (227) - - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at KRBC. Subtle pine aroma that sneaks up on you. A good smooth bitter bite at the end.