decaturstevo (5742) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown/black pour with frothy tan head and lace. Aroma is roasted malt, a hinto chocolate, and a smattering of citrusy hops. Flavor is toasted malt, chocoalte and an initial coffee bitter followed by a nice citrusy/resiny hop bitter. Smooth carbonation and medium/full bodied make this a pretty nice/different offering.
ben4321 (5479) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2012 Location: Draft at the Little Rock Brewpub, 2/16/12
Aroma: The nose is on the roasty side, some nutty notes, and some citrusy hops are present too
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a medium sized light brown head and some medium lace
Flavor: It has a roasty malt flavor as well, the hops are more subtle, but are clearly present in the flavor
Palate: Medium bodied, it is smoothish, with a slightly smokey character, and it also has dry roasty finish
This is an interesting porter with a little hoppiness to it. The hoppiness isn’t there to make it a Black IPA.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Franklin location. Pours black with thin off white head. Aroma of roasted malt and light chocolate. Still waiting on the hops. More porter than IPA. Just Ok.
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nuplastikk (5672) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bosco’s Memphis. Oily beige head on top of a thick brown black body. Oily bitter chocolate flavor. Sort of odd, weird variation of a Porter or Black IPA. Has sort of an extract feel. Kind of a mess..drinkable but not so impressively executed.