jgb9348 (4488) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear, dark brown coloured body with no head at all and no real opacity. Aroma of cardboard, metal, prunes and a touch of roasted malt - no hops at all to smell. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive roasted malt and oatmeal up front with a surprisingly nice malt profile and some subdued creamy and milk notes and a touch of alcohol and bitterness at the end. Aftertaste shows only the roasted malt notes with nothing else to speak of, aside from some light toffee sweetness. Overall, a surprisingly decent beer after the smell was very mediocre - but this isn’t a black IPA, a porter at best, but not as bad as I thought it would be! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 06-July-2013 for US$1.70 sampled at home in Washington on 24-March-2014.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh bottle from NJ. Black bodied, stoutish aroma. Decent on target, though less bold than most others in the style I have had.
samsmith33 (314) - - 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 (609) - 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 (7107) - , 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 (5968) - 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 (794) - 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 (834) - 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 (3447) - 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 (16) - - 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.