mcberko (8691) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark brown / black with a large beige head. Aroma of rye malts, dry roasted malt and citrusy hops – quite dry and bitter. Flavour brings out loads of rye, bitter roasted malt and pungent earthy hops. Quite bitter, dry, roasty and rye-dominated. Finishes dry and roasty, with a fairly large astringency. Slightly harsher than the average black IPA. Very good stuff.
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with a soapy white head. Aroma is citrus and pine with some dark roasty grain. Taste is more pine and citrus with some toasted malt and grapefruit. Nice creamy mouth feel with a bitter finish.
CanIHave4Beers (3535) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Shawn McCarthy beer flight #1
Pours a very dark reddish block with a small but well retained head with good lacing on the glass.
The tropical fruit and citrus forward hops are dominant. Some citrus rind and some light resinous character. The hop character is very fresh and very pleasant.
The flavor is a touch soapy but certainly has some great fresh hop flavor, The beer is pretty bitter but mildly astringent tasting, nicely fruity, and not especially sweet.
The carbonation is nice but the light astringency hurts the mouthfeel a bit.
Pretty nice beer all together.
JPDurden24 (1626) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle, dark black pour with a frothy off white head, roasty and rye aroma with taste being hoppy and rye forward and a nice citrus bitterness overall. Tatsty and good!
Strykzone (5383) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Dice’s going away party. Dark wirh some red. A nicely hoed aroma with roasted grain. A nicely balanced black ipa by flavor. Rye grain, citrus hops, roasted malts all work well.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Dark brown with a big foamy head. Aroma of cocoa, pine, citrus, rye and coffee. Flavor is dry cocoa, bitter hops, light roasty ash and no alcohol. Medium body with a long, dry, bitter finish. Really nice Black IPA, lots of dry cocoa, hops and very well balanced. Only problem is the price on this, $15.
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark burgundy with a bubbly creamy brown/khaki head. Lots of hops on the aroma, mostly a piney hop as well as a little bit of lemon rind and other citrus notes. A faint toasted malt note there too, and some spiciness from the rye. Plenty of floral and citrus hop bitterness up front on the taste, a slight breadiness, and a bit of a coffee and chocolate bitterness on the finish. Fairly spicy finish too. Medium bodied, active carbonation. Very interesting, tasty, but not quite as good as Wookey Jack.
jeremyh70 (863) - Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with ruby highlights, insanely huge khaki head with great retention and good lacing. Aromas of grass and grain with a bit of rye spiciness. Taste follows nose with grassy notes, wet grain and rye bread. Decent amount of bitterness that is balanced by the spiciness and finishes rather dry. Mouthfeel is slick and medium bodied with average carbonation. Good beer that showcases the grain and has a nice rye element.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle: pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a light beige froth of head. Has a fresh resiny piny hop nose with some dark caramel malty sweetness. Starts with good fullness and effervescence with a touch of toasted dark malts and appropriate sweetness dripping with hop flavor and good bitter balance before a clean bittersweet finish. True to style and very drinkable.
kambei70 (758) - - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle to a pint glass. Pours a dark amber, bordering on purple, with a huge tan head. Aroma is grassy hops with rye. Taste is the same with sweet malt taste up front. Some bitterness but well balanced with the grain taste.
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