kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice dark pour with a thin head. Thick roasted malts. Hops. Semi-sweet. For me, this is one of the best dark doubles out there.
HonusWagner (1134) - Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A super roasty, 4C styled IPA. Rather bitter, harsh flavor balance, all-around solid in a style that I don’t love.
rubbishystuff (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I wasn’t a fan of this beer. It seemed unbalanced and had a medicinal aroma and flavor. A lot of hops and some anise flavor. Serving: Bottle
mar (4591) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
black pour with a khaki head. nose is chocolate, citrus, graham cracker, and cocoa. thick on the palate, heavy roasted malts, chocolate, and a smooth citrus kick in the finish.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle Hoppy Monk El Paso, TX-pours black with a small soapy tan head. Lightly oxidized metallic nose with lots of bitters and char, roast with huge burnt notes. hugely roasty flavors with char on the finish. Hops are there ,but not as birght as i was expecting them to be. This seems more like an imperial stout with some hops added not a black IIPA. With that said, this is a very tasty beer and it will mess you up! As it warmed, the metallic notes faided away showing the very robust malt presence of nutty roast, char and dark choclate with leafy, bitter piney hops. balanced beer? no. HOwever, this is a pretty bold and powerful beer that I thought was pretty well done.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (mine labeled at 10% ABV). Pours with a near black body with a large, fluffy brown head. Aromas are of perfume, sweet, brown sugar, canned pineapple, earthy with some fudge. Flavors are bitter, nutty, fudge. Astringently bitter (from the roast) and decently bitter from the hops. Bready, medium sweet. A bit messy. Lively carbonation, medium bubbles, lasting astringency.
Cybercat (2911) - Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque coffee brown with a fairly thick light tan head that leaves some good lacing. Aroma has a strong burnt hops note, an earthy tone, and hints of licorice and roast malt. Flavor is hoppy and smoky, only a little bitter, with hints of licorice, malt and caramel. Lively texture has slightly above-average body and leaves a nice smoky, woody, slightly sweet and slightly bitter finish.
bleeng (1472) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Black with a tan head. Malty chocolate nose. Taste is a bit harsh with some chocolate notes and a malty smooth body. Alcohol is upfront and harsh. Not bad but the alcohol bite detracts from the taste.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Like Hoppy Feet but more powerful and more of everything. Hides the alcohol well - no idea it was 11% until reading here.
rajendra82 (930) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown body was mostly opaque, and the head atop was quite large at three to four fingers thick. While it looked like a stout, it certainly did not smell like one. The hops were very noticeable in the piney and earthy smell. There was a touch of chocolate at the end of each whiff, betraying the presence of dark malts. The taste was perfectly straddling the line between a stout and a DIPA. The hops were clearly there in the bitterness up front, which was followed by a different, more astringent bitterness from the roasting of the grains. There was also a small amount of sweetness that alternated between molasses and rock candy. The aftertaste was very bitter, and lingered long after the beer had already passed the throat. Very silky mouthfeel with no harshness. Phenomenal beer from a brewery whose products are newly being distributed around here. I will be back for more of your beers very soon.