samsmith33 (297) - - MAR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma Is toasted barley, light chocolate, coffee. Dark brown color, creamy white head. Taste is toffee caramel. A touch of bittersweet. Very nice.
Tonkun (586) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown pour with half a finger of mocha head that leaves a good lacing. Nuts, pine, caramel, citrus. Lighter than expected body with slightly bitter finish.
jtclockwork (6919) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with off light tan head. Nose and taste of roasted chocolate malt, citrus peel, licorice, earthy pine and creamy chocolate. Lighter medium body. Well balanced.
deyholla (5851) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Blipp. Pours black with a brown head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has a good amount of dark grains and bread notes with a bit of earthy grass notes coming through. Flavor starts with sweet dark grains with a growing roasted malts with a bit of earthy grains.
NeoHippie2 (752) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown pour with a light tan head. Aromas of roasted malts with notes of coffee. Flavor is roasty sweet malts upfront with some chocolate notes in the finish. Reminds me of a porter much more than a black ipa. Interesting brew. Shout out to Mikeq215 for the bottle! Thanks man!
icehawk (831) - 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 (3403) - 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 (13) - - JUL 3, 2013
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 (1593) - 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 (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve 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 it’s on normal draft compared to the cask version.