Maris (1136) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 750ml bottle on 27/4/2015 (birthday present courtesy of my wonderful wife). Pours a cloudy dark brown with a medium head. Has a pleasant nose featuring some chocolate malt and light fruity hops. The flavour follows suit, with sweet dark malts (chocolate, caramel), some citrus fruit (orange), and a reasonably firm dash of hops, with just a hint of roastiness in the bitterness. Full bodied with a thick texture and average carbonation. Not the wildest big black IPA out there, but nicely balanced (though ultimately falling on the sweet side) and very cohesive.
AirForceHops (4345) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle with a date stamped date of 27 Jan 2014. Pitch black color with some mild lasting head in the snifter. Aroma is burnt coffee bean, dark chocolate and pine hops. Flavor is about the same as the aroma. Body is pretty thick with a charred malt and dark grain finish.
Chalumeaux (322) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle thanks Adrian. Color is dark chocolate with tan one finger head. Aromas of caramel coffee and chocolate. Taste is coffee chocolate and slightly burnt espresso grounds.
AdamChandler (3515) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
75CL bottle. thanks Adrien. Aroma is nice. bitter, chocolate, oak, really interesting aroma. Taste is pretty good. a little bit of smoke, earthy mulch and tree bark. coats the the tongue. Chocolate, vanilla and some espresso. Pretty darn good.
Travlr (15610) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep opaque brown color, brown head. Aroma of burnt espresso, licorice. Taste is earthy coffee grounds. Tasty.
Ericular (775) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Northgate Tasting. This was the best offering from this brewery. Earthy, woody, nice balance of hops and roasted malts. Not bad at all. Worth a review.
DalzAle (2009) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark black pour, plenty of lasting frothy carbonation and an aroma of dark malt and nice floral hops. Flavor is nice bitter citrusy hops, chocolate malt and peppery aftertaste. Not bad, but not $14/bottle good.
Malaclemys (421) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rocket City Brewfest, hazy brown with white head. A: plum, caramel, alcohol, chocolate. T: coffee, chocolate, grain, burnt notes. Alcohol. Medium body with a bitter finish.
Nero55 (864) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Rocketcity Brewfest. Cloudy brown with thin tan head. Aroma of resinous hops and some roasted malts. Medium body with resinous hop bitterness, roasted malt, and some alcohol warmth.
BrewBoxer (2442) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Clinton hall. Deep black color. Taste like a schwartzbiet and an iPa. Just about your classic American black ale. Very good
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