joeneugs (3569) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one late in the evening at the ratebeer gallery event. Not a lot written in the notes, but I remember it being a very strong, piney IPA with the black malts taking a back seat. Tons of pine. I give them credit for making a palatable black IPA at 11.4%. Very fresh and potent. Good job again Drakes!
bytemesis (3710) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark nearly opaque black with a very large brown head and nice lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, pine resin, just a touch of roastiness. Flavor is the same, very IPA-like with the black part taking a backseat. Light sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Tasty.
illidurit (2180) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the RateBeer Gallery event in SF. Pours dark brown with an ecru head. Dark chocolate, roasted notes, along with grapefruit and other citrus, peppery alcohol finish.
marcus (6868) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Ratebeer Gallery event. Pours black with a modest tan head and a celery and toffee aroma. There is a smooth dark malt flavor with massive hop bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden.
deekyn (1287) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - pours dark cola with high head. Strong lacing. S - subtle quiet chalk and chocolate. Burnt toast. some hoppy notes as well. M - light body. Medium full palate. Bitter end but sweet clinging on.. T - smokey chocolate malts with a nice piney musty hop ending. O - good hoppy dark beer. Alcohol is well hidden 3.4