andrewje41 (2703) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2016 Draft sample at the bothell brew festival. Pours a jet black with a thin tan head. Odd vegetable aroma. Cabbage like flavor with a roasted feel. Very bitter. I gave these beer a chance two separate times separated by a couple months. Giving the benefit of the doubt, this beer is not for me.
UPDATE: one of my favorite things about being on Ratebeer, is my opportunity to give beer a deserved second, or in this case, third chance. Tried again on draft at the brewery. Near black pour with a thick foam head. Heavy hoped aroma and flavor. Subtle roastiness throughout, with a big hop bitter linger. This was undrinkable for me upon my first two tries, but they may have had a batch or two that was off. This one is still far from great, but it was much more enjoyable. Meeting in the middle on the rating, until I will try again. New take on the beer, it is quite interesting.
mcberko (13254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
On tap at Dirty Bucket, pours a near-black with a small tan head. Aroma has some weird vegetal notes - smells skunked. Flavour is horrendous, with vegetal notes, bitter wood and skunk cabbage. This is absolutely atrocious. Another drain pour.
ajax25g (70) - Washington DC, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with beige head. Smell is resiny hops, coffee, char. Nice hop flavor from the Nelson S. Interesting and good