nsquishee (628) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown-black with a light tan, creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, plums, chocolate, and anise. Tastes creamy sweet and finishes with a medium bitterness. Flavors of roasted barley, hops, chocolate malts, and molasses. Very good black IPA.
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall there isnít anything offensive in flavor, it just reminds me of an aggressively hopped porter. Earthy dank and citrus hops are present, roasted, smoked malt with a nice chocolate note dominates the backend. Long earthy, danky bitterness carries for a while. Creamy light mouthfeel. Not the best ale around but far from the worst. Worthy of a try.
maxwelldeux (4102) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark brown with an extremely thick head. The head is preventing me from getting much of the nose to it. Decent level of hoppiness, but itís awfully carbonated.
Palidor19 (3040) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
has areal bite to it. the black malts has a very pungent flavor. the hops are extremely very herbal with a strong bite. its quite extraordinary
nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is very toasted with burnt malt, chocolate, coffee, molasses, and lots of hops. The appearance is dark brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma and astringent. The palate is smooth. Overall this is an average black IPA.
lamas (1426) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Bottled: 7/7/11. Pours a deep mahogany with a smallish tan head. Cocoa, black coffee, dark chocolate, light caramel, some pine, and a little citrus in the aroma. Thin to medium-bodied and fairly crisp on the way down. Chocolate cake, black coffee, and some light caramel start things off taste-wise. Plenty of bittering grapefruits and citrus rinds at the end. Quite dry. Iím not much of a fan of the style, but this is good.
drfabulous (4548) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce thanks to Matt. Chocolate and roasty. Big carbonation. Bitterness in nose and taste. Pine throughout.
Tasherrill (10) - - AUG 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not that great. My advice, let this get to room temperature before drinking
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evergreen0199 (2276) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2012, Olympia, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a small beige head on top. Hoppy, pine, citrus aroma. Tastes of grapefruit, pine, hoppy, bitter, chocolate. Not sure about this one, it is OK but I struggled to finish my half pint measure.
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice and chalky. Black appearance with tannish head. Bottle a bit old (6 months) so hop character was reduced, drank more like a porter, still good, but need to find a fresher bottle.