SudsMcDuff (5793) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
wiggity wiggity wow!! .. pours deep brown blak .. . awesome head, sticky cat claws lacing .. . awesome pure burnt hops and roasty bitterness. . . good fuckin shit, this makes me hate penguins!!!
Cybercat (3226) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is smoky AND hoppy, and I like both! It has an undertone of chocolate and a hint of fresh-cut wood, enough to get me drooling. It pours a luscious dark chocolate brown with a fluffy and rather persistent light tan head that sticks around for a bit and leaves some good lacing. Flavor is hoppy and bitter with a hint of evergreen and a mocha undertone and a touch of licorice. Full-bodied texture is smooth yet edgy, and quite fizzy, leaving a hoppy and chocolaty finish. Hoppy Feet will give you a happy mouth!
oh6gdx (20252) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@Cask Pub & Kitchen, London. Quite much pitch black colour, big beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, fruits, ashes, liquorice and some floral notes. Flavour is rather similar, with the roasted malts dominating. Fruity and ashy aftertaste.
Gription79 (2236) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle shared at the Utah holiday tasting. There was a solid hoppy nose filled with American hops. The roasted malts balanced well against the very hoppy profile. There was a hint of caramel sweetness as well. A surprisingly well crafted CDA.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a crimson tinged black to brown with a large beige head. Big roast filled citrus with some grapefruit hints and pithy citrus. Medium bodied, roast, citrus, pungent pith, earthy and dirty, more thick citrus rind. Finishes with long roasty bitterness, char, pungent grapefruit, ruddy malt and roast. Long roast and hints of cocoa, long grapefruit pith. Very sessionable.
Fin (7276) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Jan & Charlotte, many thanks! consumed at home 28.12.11 Huge frothy head there are large cushions of tiny bubbles its like a mattress of bouncy foam. Nice slight citric nose. Soft in the mouth, dry & roasty, with a good hard coal like harsh bitterness, likeable, the citrus comes through, touch pithy, good. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, Ulfborg 2011. Dark brown with an average brown head, that is quickly reduced to a thin but dense one. Very citric hoppy aroma, some caramel and malt in the background. Hoppy taste of citric fruit , pine, some caramel malts. Nice but a bit one dimensioned.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a good head. Aroma is a sort of burnt chocolate. Flavor is light yet has tons of bitter coffee and chocolate tastes, blending well with the hops. The finish is like that of having a chocolate covered coffee bean. A nice beer.
omhper (19233) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled at Cask Pub & Kitchen, London. Black, huge head. Aroma of licorice and citrus. Medium-full body with rounded mouthfeel. Heavy licorice, some sugar. Caramelly, blown up body, salty bitterness. A fairly big beer without much depth or complexity.
ryandevilhorns (1) - California, USA - DEC 15, 2011 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle trade from Cedarville Spirits in Plymouth, MA. Pours dark black with a medium head. Some lacing on the glass. Tastes like a very decent IPA with a little something extra in the roast category. I’m a fan.