kevinator (1237) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good blend. Decent roasted and hoppy aroma. Dark coffee brown color with a slightly tan head. Medium weight with strong carbonation. It had a nice blend of flavors consisting of roasted malts, spicy rye and bittering hops. It had some piney and floral hop notes as well. It’s finished somewhat dry. A beer to definitely try.
vtafro (4501) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Light rye, dark malt, grassy and herbal aromas. Grassy and earthy with light herbal hop aromas, some rye and malt flavors.
574deadzone (1176) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown to black with a fair khaki head, leaving some intricate lace. Nose involves pine, olives, dark chocolate, and toast. Somewhat sweet, quite bitter. Light to medium body, astringent, somewhat oily, fairly active, with a toasty bitter finish. Not bad, but a little overwhelming in some ways, unbalanced.
Malaclemys (421) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rocket City Brewfest, Brown with a tan head. A: spice, tropical fruit, resin. T: smoke, tropical fruit, alcohol. Bitter finish with a medium light body.
rweingarten (46) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014 Nice pour, but overall taste and palate was less. Would try again. The sweetness was a bit overpowering for a lighter beer.
cards04 (2155) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A great black IPA. Great aromas of earth, fresh pine needles. Beautiful black pour... With fluffy tan head and lacing. Flavors are earthy coffee and fresh hops. A touch thin on the palate but otherwise a great beer.
commonmac (611) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle from Elevated. Black in color. Frothy, steady head. Aroma is hoppy but understated. A nice hop bitterness with a really good rye addition. A near earthy middle followed up by an enjoyable finish. Bitter but palatable. Another solid performance from this brewery.
kathouse (1217) - Nevada, USA - MAY 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
More reddish brown than black. Very prominent citrus and rye spice. Medium body with lots of rye flavor. Hops show up in the finish. Marginal compared with others.
Steve_0 (3268) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Après Handcrafted Libations in Breckenridge. Pour is deep brown with a small cream head and great lacing. Big hoppy, spicy, grapefruity, orange peel, weedy, and roasty aroma. Taste is fresh grassy, grapefruit peel, grass, light toast, weed, and bread with a big bitter finish. Medium body with medium-to-soft carbonation. Nice black IPA.
STLGoldendog (61) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown color with a thick bubbly head. An aroma of oats and nuts. A light palate but surprisingly very complex flavor for not being heavy. Very sweet earthy taste. A delight!