ben4321 (4778) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2011 Location: Draft at RnH, 10/23/11
Aroma: The nose is roasted malts, some caramel, and a little citrus hops
Appearance: This one has a dark brown pour with a thin head and light lace
Flavor: The taste is roasty and hoppy, it is lightly sweet with a bitter finish to it
Palate: The body of this beer is medium, it has a clean feel, and finishes fairly dry
This was a very solid black IPA. I enjoyed it quite a bit. A nicely made and quite drinkable beer.
BREWMUSKCLES (2380) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice tingly pine hop character. black ipa moderate in power with some roasted malt and chocolate. been done before and done well here. a bit earthy for some balance. a little sweet and roasted.
reggiedunlop (3451) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a thick creamy tan head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma has some chocolate, nuttiness, and spicy hop notes. Flavor is a bit more hoppy than the aroma suggests...spicy...with nice roasty chocolate notes and a bit of nuttiness...commercial description is spot on for my palate. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is roasty and bitter...dry.
mabel (7378) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[4008-20110930] 1pt6floz bottle. Fresh orange flesh hops hints at evergreen. Black body with a long-lasting Creamy mocha head. Bitter orange evergreen needle hops flavour is just infused with bitter hops. Medium-full bitter body. Great balance, good bitterness. (8/4/8/3/16) 3.9
Overheard: "This is one of those beers that the more I drink it, the thirstier I get."
(c/o blackboy, w/ him, garthicus, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)
dmac (4682) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber via trade. Poured out a medium density pitch black body with an average size foamy beige head. Aroma of dark burnt malts, charcoal, chocolate, citrus, grapefruit and hop cones. Fuller bodied with strong carbonation and a bitter bite on the finish. Flavor of dark toast and lots of citrus rind. Good stuff.
mar (5019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
black with a cream head. nose is pine, grapefruit, bitter, light roast. thin on the palate, flavor is mostly pine, backed with chewy grapefruit, roast comes through in the end, with slight chocolate.
pineypower (2736) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared thanks to Dmac. Pours out dark brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is sweet and hoppy with some burnt malt, soy sauce, and light chocolate. Taste is some roast, licorice, citrus hops and light chocolate.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz, bottled 9/11) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a medium tan head and nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, grass, caramel, grapefruit, pine, and cocoa. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, pine, nuts, chocolate, and citrus with a dry, lingering bitter finish.
ilovedarkbeer (2448) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours an black brown color with a small tope head. Notes of coffee, grapefruit, dirt, and mixed nuts. Foamy mouthfeel. LIngering finish. Not bad.
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep black with thin white head. Smell is Roasty with cigs and wet hay. Taste is smoked grapefruit rinds and a little brown sugar