RobertDale (4266) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of citrus, malt, yeast, and pine. Taste is grapefruit, malt, yeast, grain, and pine. Nicely balanced. Very good.
Bricktop86 (641) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark red brown with tan head. Aroma is spices, pine, some fruits and caramel. Taste is spicy rye, piney hops, some sweet malt with wood and smoke. Excellent beer.
kayres (654) - , Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a very thick tan head. Slightly sweet light hoppy aroma. Smooth with a big initial citrus hop bitter. Full bodied well balanced slightly roasted finish.
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Trev (2011) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pour is dark cola brown with a huge tan head.
Aroma is citrusy hop and chocolate malt. piney resin and rye spice under that.
Flavour is medium roasted malt, piney hop presence and lingering rye spice finish.
wlajwl (4620) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is citrus, yeast, dark malts and a hint of tropical fruit. The flavor is dark malts, tropical fruit, mild hop resin notes and a very bitter and tangy finish.
onceblind (5490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
At Avery Strong Ale Fest 2013--clear dark dark brown with a thin rocky beige head. Nose is pretty sharp with spicy rye and spicy bitter hop notes--lots of pine and bitter herbal tones in the nose. Flavor is slightly more forgiving with dark roasty sweetness and a touch of caramel, but is still dominated by hops, with lots of sharp lemony pine and bitter grapefruit, as well as a strong spicy rye presence. Not up my alley.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours brown with a big, tan head that sticks around forever. Roast, rye, rind, chocolate, pine.
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one was a little different it reminds me of a hoppy guiness beer. Not the best black ipa
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with massive, fine-bubbled, foamy, beige head / Soft nose of fresh cut pine, weed, soap, roast barley / Light to medium body, a hint watery, lively carbonation, some chew, dry, fine balance and bitter finish / Mild flavors of roast grain, weed, rye spice, pine, soap, with notes of chocolate, grapefruit / A very mild ipa for an 8% abv, somewhat lacking in fruit, but nicely balanced and easy drinking.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a brown head. Aroma was fruity hops and rye. The aroma invites you in. Taste ws rye, fruity hops, dry finish. Aftertaste od rye and roasted malt. Nice lacing. So tasty- best rye pa I’ve had as of yet.