beastmaster (204) - Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 pint+9.4oz bottle. Beautiful pour that looks like a thick stout with sticky lacing. This beer is thick and delicious. I have never had an American black ale this good. Aroma is interesting, don?t know if I?d call it smokey, maybe roasted malts. Sweet start bitter finish. Almost stouty. Great beer.
Lectvay (72) - 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 (792) - 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 (4475) - 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 (1448) - 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 (917) - 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.
TBone (11893) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark almost opaque black color, steady small brownish head. Light cigar aroma, roasted, kind of sweetish toasted aroma, some hoppy notes. Medium to full-bodied. Hoppy, sweetish roasted coffee, long lingering roastyness."Double Black IPA"
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 03.05.2013, 0,75l bottle sampled @ CBC:
Frisk lukt med preg av mørk malt, masse humle, kaffi, brent karamell, gummi, barnåler, kakao, lakris. Frisk lett sødmerik smak med preg av mørk malt, humle, mørke bær, mørkt sukker, kakao, gummi, karamell, kaffi, askebeger gras. Middels bitterhet som set godt. God.
jkwood04 (3398) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted and dark malts, some dough, a little bit of floral hops, some light chocolate/coffee, and hints of alcohol. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Average to smooth texture. Pretty good but could be better.
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma was molasses, chocolate, booze and cedar. Flavor was chocolate, roast, herbs, booze and cedar. Abrasive but interesting and tasty.
tkrjukoff (3896) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC 2013. Pours black brown with red tones. Aroma is roasted a bit smoke hoppy sweet fruity. Flavor is a s aromadark fruits a bit acidy; elegant.