KorGranDi (50) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 ml. Noire. Sent le café. Amère mais l'amertume semble plus venir du malt torréfié que du houblon. Trop froide elle manque de corps, mais un peu plus tiède elle est meilleure.
Intéressante, mais elle ne sera pas une "régulière"
wlajwl (3331) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is malts and dark bread. The flavor is dark malts, dark bread, citrus, fruit, very light grapefruit and a dryish finish.
jmikolich (1308) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Lord Hobo, missing some of the hoppiness in the taste, it seems it smells like an IPA but tastes like a porter and nothing more.. good little beer at 6% but not a heavily dry hopped Black IPA.
OldGrowth (2342) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pint at Lord Hobo. ok.aroma ..peaty. malty..dark orangy brown color. good head and.lace..sweet flavor..medium body. creamy smooth mouthfeel..earthy sweet finish. nice. definatetly earthy malty..nkt the black ipa.we’ve all.come to know.
VastActiv (1639) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The Trappist, Oakland. Colour is black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, chocolate, hops and roasted malts. Pretty basic but soft and warm.
TheBeardyOne (2) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black with an of white/yellow head that dissipates quickly. Biscuity aroma with hints of coffee. All malt palate with a lingering chocolate bitterness. Lacking in hops for an IPA but an otherwise a very nice beer.
bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Star Grocery in Berkeley, CA. Pours dark brown with a yellowish head. Aroma is rather mixed. Dark malt. Hop. Herby. Med body or better. Flavor is chocolate with some earthy "greenish" hop. It’s pretty bitter. Chocolate persists. Quite an unusual ale. A bit off the usual Cascadian versions. Nice.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours near black with an attractive yellowish tan head and a dark fruit aroma. There is an unusual treacle and citrus flavor with a bitter finish. Very unique.
gam (2908) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium sized head beige in colour dark pour soft medium carbonation grassy aroma some toasted notes caramel the flavours roast coffee strong bitter grassy note sweet caramel dark berries citrus pine did seem unbalanced but once into the ale very good on palate the finish big bitter rich caramel good hop mix the best of the tastes along with the coffee pine lasting goodness very decent ale
BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours with a very deep brown hued body with a medium sized off-white head that lasts and leaves some good lace as well. Aromas are of baked bread and chocolate. All malt. Mild herbal citrus, but mostly toasty and biscuity, low esters. Smells good, but not IPA like. Flavors are bitter, mild chocolate. American stout like, but a bit more bitter than usual and a bit metallic. Mild chocolate tones with a very nice biscuity base malt character. Next to no hop flavor other than the massive bitterness and a light herbal note. Medium bodied and slightly off dry. Herbal and leather. Not all that hoppy.
Sevenlee (1060) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is malt, roastiness, chocolate, fruit, coffee and some hops. Taste is light to medium sweet leading to a hoppy finish. Pretty good.