glennmastrange (2324) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of dark bread, toasted and mild coffee, moderate pine and resin for the hops, light dough and earth for the yeast, with a hint of charcoal. Head is huge, frothy turning rocky like tan whipped cream, with excellent lacing and is fully lasting. Color is very dark, yet sparkling, brown. flavor starts moderately acidic and finishes lightly acidic and a lengthy moderate to heavy bitterness. Palate is medium, slick with a lively to fizzy carbonation and a chalky finish. Nice dark and bready Black IPA.
WheatKing (1306) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
BeerAdvent 2013 Day 24. ...Merry Christmas? Pours Very Dark Brown, MASSIVE beige head. Nose is black pepper, roasted malt, grapefruit. Flavour is lemon, grapefruit, licorice. They say it’s a cross of an IPA and a stout but the soft peppery palate and appearance made it seem half Belgian, reminds me of De La Senne Zwarte Piet. Awesome stuff, I’m a sucker for this type of palate.
andrewturba (1072) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Craft beer advent calendar. Pours a very dark brown with a little light shining through, a bit of sediment, large long lasting brown head that leaves quite a bit of lace on the the glass. Aroma is roasted malts, sweet chocolate, coffee, earthy and a touch of pine. Flavour is roasted malts, resin, coffee, pine, dark chocolate, and a medium-high bitterness with a bit of harshness to it.
slimspady (196) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a 1 finger tan head. Dark, roasted malts, coffee, with a great hop kick. Mouthfeel is medium, oily, bitter. Nice beer.
kevinsenn (1136) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a tan head. Aroma is roasty with citrus hops and licorice. Taste is much the same, with a highly bitter finish. Full body. Good black IPA.
bulldogops (1108) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #855 - December 24, 2013 - Beer 24 from the Craft BeerAdvent Calendar and a very merry Christmas beer this is. Pours a Québecois winter night black, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is a violent clash between toasted malt, and floral piney hops. Taste is extremely hoppy, tempered with a pleasant coffee, chocolate, burnt sugar sweetness that disguises any alcohol on the palate and rounds out the hoppy bitterness, and is beyond refreshing. Unreal hoppy black beauty.
pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml brown bottle, Craft Beer Advent Calendar ’13. . Black pour, very heady - lots of beige foam on top, good lacing. Nose has some orange peel with a touch of chocolate, pleasant but not forceful. Taste has roast and chocolate. Finishes with mild earth, chocolate and roast malts with some medium bitterness. A good lighter abv black IPA.
Reimer96 (1334) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
CBAC day 24.Pours a dark brown with a huge over carbonated brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, piney hops and earth... Quite pleasant. Taste is roasted malts, dark chocolate, cocoa and then a big shot of piney hops on the finish. Bitterness is nice and borders on being astringent bit balances well with the malts. Other than being highly carbonated out of the bottle this is a great beer once it settles in a glass.
presario (4706) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Advent 23. Too much head and it stays forever. Dark brown beer. Dusty old ale aroma. Brown ale flavour. Plenty of hops build from middle to finish. A bit of dusty Belgian quality as well. just fix the carbonation.
RumRunner101 (807) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a thick beige head. Aroma is bitter roast - chocolate, coffee, earth. Highly carbonated with dark, roasted malt flavours leading to a lingering pine bitterness. Quite bitter.