sonnycheeba (4512) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with frothy beige head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, earthy notes, light ash, and faint raisins. Flavor is dry, roast malts, dark chocolate bitterness, light coffee, light ash, and some earthy bitterness; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tall tan head. Aroma is roast and cascade hops. Flavor follows and is very bitter. Some wheat evident. I'm bit a fan of black IPAs but this one is good.
thomat (2821) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a medium tan head. Malty and hoppy tones. Malt, coffee, fruit and hops. Medium to full body with a nice dry finish.
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked bottle, courtesy of Keir; batch G14035-1, bb 11-2014
Near black color; compact beige head. The aroma is surprisingly fruity, with grains, cereals, bread; lovely (8+). Smooth mouthfeel, dry; strong roasted malt flavor, the acidity from the dark malts is a bit too high; strong bitterness, but any incidental hop quality is hidden. Too much ashes in the final.
piscator34 (2182) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Black in colour with medium carbonation. Classic C-hops upfront in the nose, along with cut grass and toasted and roasted malts. Malt notes come through much stronger in the mouth, with both pale malt and spicy rye playing a strong roll. Some white grapefruit notes on the back end. Slick on the palate, but with a solid amount of bitterness. Good overall.
BroSpud (1908) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml corked bottle. Pours a dark brown with a huge frothy tan head that you have to wait around for before diving in. Another great brew from Boulevard. Tasty malt sweetness with just the right amounts of ryoe and hop notes. Delicious.
Oakes (13961) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of a muddy medium brown. Aroma is toasty, touch piney, hint of citrus, bit fizzy but with lots of bitterness. Quite bready on the malts.
Ferris (8954) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Fresh hops and a very light roast. Cloudy brown with a decent beige head. Malty with an earthy pine hop profile. Nice and easy going.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/24/2014. 750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Dark brown color with a tan head. Pine, citrus and roasted malt aromas. Bitter right off with lots of malt, spice and hop flavors.
ljthiessen (903) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at JL Beers. Smooth and full-bodied, not overly hoppy, some rye spiciness. Nicely balanced, but could be happier. Quite enjoyable.