skoisirius (1711) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big, black, and hoppy as fuck. This is a thick one and definitely deserves to be drank a bit warmer. Get it!
jkwalking05 (3739) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Backlog) The look is black, has a tan head and dark. The smell is hoppy, roast, citrus, and pine trees. You can almost chew the hops, a real mix of hops and roast in the taste.
thebsmitty (136) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours thin dark black with lil head a bit of lacing. Smell is citrus hops, roasted malts and dark fruits. Taste is grapefruit, Orange, dark fruits, and booze. Decent black ipa
dnstone (2139) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an espresso brown-black with a bit of tan head. Nice roasty, stout-like aroma. Roasty stout-lke flavor up front followed by a strong hoppy character and chased with some slight alcohol notes...finish is chocolatey-roasty.
tectactoe (1850) - Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2014 Tap: Deep, dark, woody brown but not quite fully black. Complete with ruby highlights & a quickly fading, khaki colored head. Aroma is robust with notes of roasted malt, cocoa powder, citric, herbal, & ashy hops, light white pepper, & finishing grapefruit. Quite roasty & nearly chocolate-y from the malt. Taste is quite ashy & almost charred with roasted malt & abrasive hop bitterness colliding. Leaves, citrus peel, ash, roast, cocoa, faint fresh coffee beans. Astringent toast in the finish, light char, & some bitter citrus pith. Definitely hides the alcohol well, but the intense bitterness can wear down the palate rather quickly... Still an enjoyable brew overall.
LearninBeer (376) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is hops - grass/floral. Pours black with light brown frothy head mostly diminishing with excellent lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is medium light, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter and long. A very good beer!
OPIE788 (336) - Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured black with no head. Aroma of sweet dark fruit like prunes and some bitter coffee. Taste also had some bitter coffee with hop and a slight sweetness.
suprchunk (2233) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, dark brown - bordering on black. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Malty aroma with citrus and pine notes. Hoppy flavor with some malt in the back. Notes of sugar and plums. Pretty tasty.
darb85 (52) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great ipa. More like this keep me getting back to ipa’s. Glad to see hop only credo is leaving us for better balance
onceblind (4043) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a thin foamy laceful beige head. Nose is wonderful with aromas of roasted coffee and slightly bitter black malt, and a touch of pine. Taste is a bit more piney and floral with those bitter hops taking the lead, balanced by an earthy cocoa and black roast malt backbone, and a wee touch of coffee. Finishes a little piney bitter. Not aggressive and nicely balanced and complex. Bitter where it needs to be, with appropriate roast and black sweetness.