lobotomizdgoat (18) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Felt like a cross between a good porter and a Belgian dark. Malts were toasty and thick with moderate sweetness, palate was bold, finish had hints of spices.
Bacterial (1770) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. This beer is quite imaginative. GT2 described this as a cross between an imperial stout and a black IPA and that really nails it in my opinion as well. Dark black pour with almost no head. Resin, pine hop nose and in the taste with an orchestra of roasted malt balancing it. Pints three and four made the next day pretty rough, but this was a wonderfully crafted beer.
Sammy (9040) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong ale at 8% abv? On tap at Toronado. Dry black dry stout, Cascadian orange. Lots of roast.
GT2 (8819) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Short: A massive Black IPA of the gods
Origin: Tap at Churchill’s Size: 4oz taster Glass: Mini pilsner Price: $3-4 Date: 1/14/14
Long: Pours inky with fantastic espresso lacing. Nose is near Black IPA with big pine, excellent savory dark chocolate, black cherry, cherry cola. Taste is- Hot Damn- herbal pine hop bomb with some unfortunate grape soda character. Thankfully, that goes away to make way for bitter melted dark chocolate, chai tea spices, holiday spiced hot cocoa. Really an RIS and Black IPA mix.
Flaws: Hard to find
k0mpsa (1395) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at stone brewing, escondido. Black color, light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, some hops. Roasty body, hops, fruity, coffee.
devman171 (1100) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Matt Denny’s, pout is dark brown with low head. Aroma is rich sweet dark malts and light spice, taste is bitter roast with a nice finish.
Itzjerm (1421) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice toasty sweetness light aroma. Toasty. Dark look thin head. Good carbonation nice hoppy stout.
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anders37 (17904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Downtown Johnny Brown’s, San Diego, CA. Pours a dark brown black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with bitter hoppy hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish with bitter hints.
joeneugs (3553) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beer Revolution. It pours black with a tan head. The aroma has lots of black cherry, raisins, blueberry, cocoa and roasted malt. The flavor is black cherry, cola, dark chocolate and roasty toasty malts. Very nice velvety mouthfeel. I would have called this an imperial stout, although a very weird one with lots of dark berry flavors. A very enjoyable sipper to say the least.
marcus (6850) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at City Beer, Pours dark brown with a thin tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a smoky chocolate flavor with a dry finish. Very tasty but a bit too smoky.