hank37 (126) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque black with a head of fine beige bubbles. Smells of roasty cooking flavours and a hint of bubblegum. Taste is held up primarily by a roasty, malty backbone with a some pine and chocolate. Really good.
Lizardking3 (152) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice black pour. Smells great with coffee and dark fruit hops. Drinks extremely smooth, no off flavors of any kind
chuckstout (286) - Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black with nice creamy mocha colored head and good lacing. Aroma of citrus, roast, resin some sweetness. Bitter, roast, bitter chocolate, citrus, pine. Sweet with a dry finish, I tasted celery, but my other half said no celery taste.
csaso (1494) - Missouri, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - big thick tan head, almost black color, big citrus hop aroma and flavor, good size roasty malt backbone, very good overall
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ddemmingjr (726) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle- pours blackish brown, thick sandy colored head. Nose of biscuits, pine , chocolate malts and some coffee. Grains, earthy malt flavors and biscuit along with drying resinous hop flavors pushing through on the finish. Not heavy or the typical overdone hop bomb black ipa. More nuanced and balanced. Pretty good
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jonnyguns (1090) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dark brown with a thick tanned head. Nose is pine up front with nutty tones and hints of earthy spices. Quite a dry roasted chocolate coating in the mouth. Fairly balanced easy going stuff. Decent enough drop
ozarkspops (368) - - AUG 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oil black pour. Thick resinous mocha colored head. Big northwest hop aroma. Citrus and floral. Mild roasted malt aroma. Flavor shows off the chocolate and coffee flavors. Citrusy hop flavor still strong throughout.
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maneliquor (3321) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dark brown with a thick khaki head. Nose is very pine driven with mild soy-like notes, quite nutty and very robust and earthy. Almost a dusty, kind of dry feel to this with powdery cocoa and loads of pine. Very balanced. Easy going stuff. Solid drop but the Wookie we had before this beat it albeit only just
andrewje41 (787) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour at Special Brews. Pours really dark with a lasting tan head. Super toasty aroma. Roasted malt flavor. A little smokey too. Really interesting beer with a burnt aftertaste. Overall really good beer.
GriffDaddy (78) - - JUL 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ah Deschutes. Very dark copper pour, nearly black. Very light aroma of biscuit and roasty something or other. Piney, resiny body balanced by a light chocolate. Gently bitter finish. Lighter on the palate than it looks, very dry. Restrained and delicious, yet another interesting, worthy brew from Deschutes. Chocolate become more pronounced as it warmed, but balance remained. Would I drink again? yes. Would I order again? yes.