oRos (950) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours black with light brown head. Taste is coffee, chocolate. Hops are herbal seems like the bitterness is from the malts.
Weezel (67) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Pours a deep black with little showing of an IPA. not much hops in the aroma. Getting dark malts and licorice. Smooth mouthfeel with coffee, and toasted malts. Still not much hops. Good clean finish.
veceo (147) - - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost completely black color, small tan head. Soft carbonation, full body, oily texture. Aroma is coffee, grass, herbs, citrus. Medium bitterness. Very nice.
HammerTroll (122) - - FEB 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty dark color, minimal tan head. Herbal/coffee smell. oily feel, creamy, sticky, very bitter, long bitter finish.
Imaena (1689) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. This is a big complex brew with lots of interesting hop notes and deep roasting.
JonnyConga (27) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Very dark ruby - only seen when holding up to the light - looks black otherwise. Pours with a nice dark beige head that clears quickly. Aroma very hoppy. Only a very slight taste of the darkness - otherwise tastes like a very bitter IPA. Not sure this type of bitterness is something I enjoy too much. Tasty and interesting beer nonetheless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Leini (545) - SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Dark brown body with a huge mocca tainted crown, that leaves loads of lacing. Roasted malt, soy and chocolate meets tropical fruits, citrus herbs and pine.
Kalarel (28) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Clear dark red with a thick bedge head. Hoppy and citrusy aroma. Thick body with next to no carbonation. Tastes pretty much like it smells. Hops and citrusy notes.
Brenhophead (510) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL bottle (BB:18.7.14). Pours pitch black with a mocha head and not a lot of aroma, some coffee beans and perfume. A fountain of citrus/grapefuit flavour explodes as it hits the tounge with a bitter espresso coffee note invading the palate on the back end.
CanCrusher (493) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0,33L. Black colour with light brown, creamy, thick head. Hoppy aroma of pine, resin, grapefruit, burnt malts, caramel, strong coffee, dark chocolate and light smoke. Taste is heavy bitter all the way, mixed with caramel, bitter hops and smoke. Medium to full body, dry texture and soft carbonation. Looks like combination of stout, smoked beer and ipa.