DocLock (7920) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Pours turbid dark blackish with 2-finger creamy light brown head. Nose is roasty dark malts, spicy black pepperynotes, some fine tobacco and blackberry hints. Tastes rich, dark malty, hoppy, with that big tangeriney cedar plank humidor flavor that I find incredible. This one kicks ass.
BoBoChamp (5578) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, thx alot to Dirk for sharing!, very complex brew, roasted/spicy/woody and slightly smoked/fruity/bitter, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
"As the name suggests, this is an imperial version of a black ipa, aged on cedar. fairly fresh, the cedar comes through more than subtly, but the beer is well balanced between dark malts and molasses, citrus and pine, and cedar. Quite tasty and very aromatic. A little on the rich side, though not hot. Very good."
djd07 (3727) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a dark brown with medium creamy beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, smoke, and dark chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with sweet roast, smoke, chocolate, tobacco and light boozy finish. Very impressive.
beersighted (111) - - JUN 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely, rich black ale with strong chocolate nose. Distinct smokey cedar flavor from the spiral aging. A big body and a thick, creamy brown head.
adnielsen (9287) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Greg’s dump. Thanks to markwise for sending. Pours a deep brown appearance with a dark brown head. Aroma has the characteristic very strong and spicy cedar aroma. Some chocolate and a touch of smoke. Nice body. Rich dark chocolate and a touch of caramel before the spicy cedar onslaught. Finishes with a fuck load of cedar. Pretty good but a little one dimensional.
Lectvay (146) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great extra from a trade. Dark brown, thick and heavy, luscious and silky, rich chocolate, wood and pine. Delicious.
NeoHippie2 (1044) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a tan head. Fairly hoppy aroma with plenty of cedar. Hops come through in the flavor as well, with a nice roasty malt backbone to go with it. Cedar comes through in the finish as well. Abv is well-hidden too. A nice offering.
Strykzone (5009) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at esbls. Black beer that looks cool. a spicy nose with earth and chocolate. Wow. This grabs the taste buds. Cedar is huge. So much brightness. Dark fruit and softer wood. Grape jelly. Truthfully there is so much going on. I would not want a lot of this but it is a lotof fun to sample.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
ABV listed as 11.0%
Pours black with little foam, maybe a rim of light tan foam. Smells like leather, maduro tobacco and dank hops, some roasted malts, and a touch of vinyl. Taste is tobacco like a mutha. It really does remind me of a humidor - I’m uncertain of my feelings, yet, I keep drinking it quickly. I must like it....Full bodied with moderate carb and a wet finish. I’m really blown away by this beer, and I am torn as to if it’s in the good way. WTF. Fuck it, I like it.
olr1984 (1090) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours a dark black with a tan head. Roasted malt and hop aroma. Chocolate coffee and hop taste.