scottyshades (126) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from GBX
A: Pours a pitch black color with a massive khaki colored head. Retention is excellent throughout the glass.
S: Caramel, roasty/toasty malts, big fresh piney hops, citrusy hops, coffee, resin. I would say that the nose on this is comparable to Stoneís 15th; very fresh
T: Coffee, roasty/toasty malts (maybe even a little char), beautifully balanced by hops. This is one of the most complex examples of this style that I have tried. Cascade and Citra hops are clearly identifiable along with bittersweet chocolate.
MF/O: Big big body, slightly chalky feel to it, smooth carbonation, alcohol is not present. A real easy drinker
Notes: For all of you that wished Stoneís 15th wasnít as boozy, this is it. Also more complex. Nicely done COAST...I am now convinced that you cannot make a beer that I wonít like
50belair (1385) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler. Thanks for sharing Matt. Bitter hops and coffee notes. This beer is very very bad....
hopscotch (8250) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler... Pours black with a mid-sized, creamy taupe head. Good retention. The aroma is oddly meaty - underscored by a healthy helping of more favorable notes of cocoa and old leather. Medium-bodied and astringent with dancing carbonation. The flavor is of unsweetened cocoa intertwined with a nice splash of Cuban espresso. Finishes sandpapery, carbonic, bitter and bone-dry. Growler shared by Matt Moyer. Thanks for the fat pour!
Huhzubendah (2007) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by drabmuh, a.k.a. The Growler King. Thanks Matt!
A: Dark brown with a crafted white colored head. The head possesses impressive retention and leaves a thick coat of lacing in its wake.
S: A healthy dose of hops. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit, and pine.
T: The taste is fine,but not as delectable as the aroma would indicate. Hops are very present throughout. This is an interesting style, and of the Black IPAs I have had, this is certainly among the best. I donít detect any of the "black" aspect of this beer. I was hoping for something that distinguish this from a traditional IPA. Perhaps a bit of roast, chocolate, or caramel for example? Maybe itís my preconceived notions that led this beer to fall slightly short of my expectations. Overall, I found it to be very enjoyable.
M: Medium bodied, with a pleasant bitterness, especially in the finish.
D: A good beer that I would definitely drink again.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Name: Event Horizon
Date: September 18, 2010
Source: Beerfest, Brewgrass
Appearance: cloudy brown, beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: wonderful citrus aroma, touch of chocolate
Flavor: dry chocolate flavor, lots of hops, big citrus, long bitter finish
Name: Event Horizon
Date: October 05, 2010
Source: greenís sc
Appearance: clear dark brown, creamy tan head, solid lace
Aroma: huge citrus and pine aroma, touch of roasted
Flavor: rich roasted and chocolate flavor, lots of citrus adds grapefruit sweetness, light bitterness
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
fear025 (213) - Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma:A little char notes in the aroma, a little malty sweetness, not too much hoppyness.
Appearance:Dark, nearly opaque. Good cappuccino colored head.
Taste:Itís a very mild cascadian dark ale. The hops, while there, are subdued. There is a huge chocolate and roasty backbone. On the foretaste is a good amount of bitterness without a ton of hop flavor. It tastes more to me like a hoppy stout than a cascadian dark,.
Palate:The body is medium to thick. Nice carbonation.
Overall:This beer reminds me a lot of surly mild. Itís a delicious beer, although Iím not sure Iíd label it a cascadian dark.
Ernesto987 (2442) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at brewery, big roasty flavors. Nose is roast and pine hops. Finish is dry and bitter. A little smoother than stones 15th. Great job!
ucusty (2692) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at coast. PrePhish Chucktown. Dark pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is chocolate and citrus. Flavor follows suite. Dry finish. Aftertaste is similar to that of the chocolate orange candy available around the time of the holidays. Either way another winner from Coast.
SpringsLicker (2837) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brewgrass.
Dark almost opaque black body with a tan head.
Big Pine hop aroma.
Intensely bitter flavor profile.
ChainGangGuy (4132) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Gurgles out of the growler a clear, dark reddish-brown body with a creamyish layering of lightly beige foam.
Smell: All the notes associated with crisp brown malts: toast, cocoa, brown sugar, relatively dark caramel. Also, fragrant hop tones of pine sap-soaked wood chips, cauterized lemons, and pithy grapefruit.
Taste: Upfront pale malts, dark caramel, and toasted barley grains with subtler, though still sufficient hints of chocolate powder and brown sugar. Grows earthy, woody, and resinous. Then, things take a turn towards citrus fruits and a bit of stinging nettles. Medium-high bitterness. Light lingering bitterness remaining on the dry, earthy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Many of these things, whatever the hell you want to call them, tend to favor the route of a stout-like malt profile. Event Horizon seems more akin, maltwise, to a hearty, robust brown, which Iím digginí. All in all, an enjoyable endeavor. Thanks for sharing that growler, kp!