solidfunk (2758) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like stout, tastes like ipa and thick stinging malt. Its a good taste of brew, stout with sting. Hops smells citrusy and some pungent booze. On tap at rhinos.
neongolden (309) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught at Bryden’s, Toronto) Poured black with a medium height tan head, leaving small amounts of lacing. Aroma of very roasted malts, a bit of coffee, a hint of resinous hops (congestion may have blocked out some). Flavour rich roast, a little coffee and chocolate and pine resin hops up front, a little bitter but with a bit of sweetness too. The hops kick in after that though, bitter and matching well with the roast, finishing quite dry and balanced. Medium bodied, a little creamy with soft carbonation. This is a nice hoppy porter-style beer, maybe my condition made me miss the aromatics of the hops but the whole package is well done.
dandeman (435) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Centennial hop very strong with coffee. Aroma is very hoppy with a touch of lemon.
Appearance: Opaque black with creamy and long lasting brown head.
Taste; Very aggressive hops with notes of lemon. Very strong bitterness with hop everywhere. Mix of IPA and stout. For bitterness lovers.
mcberko (5195) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brouhaha, pours black with a large tan head. Aroma of dark roasted (almost burnt) malts and pleasantly harsh hops. Very flavourful, with bitter hops and harsh, burnt roasted malt. Exceedingly dry, with a very bitter (but tastefully) hoppy finish. Most excellent stuff - a textbook example of a harsh, dry, bitter black IPA.
TaktikMTL (5494) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 341 ml achetée chez Dépanneur Peluso (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur de torréfaction et d’houblons résineux. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’oublons résineux avec une pointe de torréfaction. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #4304)
jercraigs (7294) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012-07-31. Black body with a nice big tan head. Dusty roast and leafy green hops, light funky cannabis like accents. 7+ Flavour is a mix of roast and green hops, very lightly bitter. Modest dark malt in the middle. Average plus palate. Decent but the hops could be more assertive for my liking. They do grow a bit in the aftertaste. On tap at Volo, Toronto
garthicus (2565) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at TFOB. Appearance: pitch black, medium yellow head. Aroma: coffee, lots of hops, yeast, quite rich, molasses. Flavour: a little chocolate at first, tons of hops, nice & sharp, coffee with a long bitter finish.
rejtable (1120) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cola black with an initial foamy tan head that stays as a light covering. Medium lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee and piney hops. Creamy mouth with medium carbonation. Nice effort.
cyrenaica (965) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I tried this beer on July 20, 2012 at "Bar Volo" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a cola black colour with a cola brown creamy head that lingered. The aroma was roasted malt, west coast hops, and some caramel notes. The mouthfeel was medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was roasted malt, citrusy hops with grapefruit notes definitely present.
blankboy (5729) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [341ml]. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a large long-lasting foamy beige head. Good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and piney hops along with some notes of coffee and chocolate. Flavour’s quite bitter, with lots of piney/resiny hops, along with plenty of roasted malt, some coffe and chocolate. Dry finish. Medium bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Quite good, a nice example of the style.