JStax (4121) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown to black with a khaki head of foam.. Aroma is roasty and sweet with an herbal bitterness coming through
Taste is fairly bitter. Big body and medium carbonation.
ComradeK (1076) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a large light beige head, which lasts well and leaves decent lacing. Resin and grapefruit hops, coffee and mild toffee notes make up the aroma. Strong grapefruit and resin hops up front acquire a pine needle character leading into the mid-palate. This offers oatmeal smoothness and coffee bitterness, with grapefruit hops in a smooth finish. A very well-balanced black IPA.
vulcanmeister (222) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a black beer with a creamy tan head. The aroma is light roast with some caramel sweetness and a bit of citrus. The flavor roasted malt, big on hops, lots of citrus, a bit of sweetness and a lingering bitterness.
jbbleich (7) - - AUG 18, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle purchased in Oakland, CA. Preliminary nose holds notes of coffee, caramel, amaretto, as well as cascade hops. The beer is black and completely opaque, with about one inch of caramel-tinted head. Flavor profile includes roasted malt and coffee, though the flavor becomes more reminiscent of a black IPA as time goes on. Bitterness lingers, though flavor does not.
Barreras (1368) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a black color with a light chocolate aroma. Taste is of toasted malt mixed with an oatmeal and biscuit flavor. Mild bitterness that leaves an oats tinge on the palate. A tasty, complex beer that was drinkable and flavorful.
tmongoose (1867) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared, pours a nice dark brown with off white head. Aroma is dark roasted malts, coffee and chocolate with a nice hop aroma. The flavor is roasted malts, bitter from coffee to bitter from bakers chocolate and then hops. Very well blended from start to finish.
rondphoto (3162) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at Flip Daddys / Union KY --- Opaque black, thin ivory head cover, full sheet of lace. Taste begins with roasted malt, which is quickly overcome by strong bitters, that then continue to a long lingering finish. Full-bodied. chewy, harsh in a very good way, satisfying, highly recommended.
hank37 (193) - 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 (192) - 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 (327) - 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.