icehawk (596) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with big foamy head... looks like rootbeer. Notes of chocolate, floral notes, mollasses. Coffee, rootbeer, and bitter floral flavors. Aftertaste has a smoky bitterness.
SHIG (3279) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Poured a brown with red edges, head was light brown. Aroma is spruce and roasted malt. Taste is a thin malt with light hops.
Yonny (8) - - JUL 3, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured black with tan head. Bottom line: a porter want-to-be (yes, I know its a black lager). Chocolate & some coffee taste.
jcartamdg (1437) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brown with no head. Aroma of malt and slight fruit. Taste is off, plastic and chemicals. Not good.
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blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve had this both on draft and on cask. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Light roasted malts, chocolate, floral and citric hops, and a nice bitter finish. A pretty straight forward Black IPA, and, as expected, the hop profile is a bit brighter when itís on normal draft compared to the cask version.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-tight retaining tan-black. A-roasty dk malt. As it warms, some hop bite. T-roasty dk malt, backbone of earthy/pine hops with some bite.
Ed5388 (1224) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aromas of roasted malt and pine. Taste is similar. Roasted malt, smoke, slight bitter coffee, and pine.
keepersj12 (2444) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt, some chocolate and some pine in the aroma. The flavor follows. It has a dry finish. Average for the style.
vtafro (2163) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black pour with a light tan head. Some darker aroma notes. Flavor has some lighter greenish hop tones and porter like malts.
dogfishho (557) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black with little head and moderate viscosity. The aroma is piney, with dark chocolate and citrus notes. On the palate there is a nice chocolate sweetness thatís quickly contrasted with a strong piney resinous hop signature that has a quick finish. Really well balanced and a fantastic first offering from this new brewery.