philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. Bottle purchased @ Fremont, Seattle PCC for $10.00 + tax. Quarter inch thin light tan mild lace head. Cloudy dark brown color. Floral toasted mild fruit aromatic delicate hop front. Medium bodied slightly creamy delicately cloying sweet toasted mild fruit lightly caramelized body. Clean balanced mildly hot hop end. Touch of fruity sediment at bottom of bottle. Overall rich, tasty, easy to drink, balanced Imperial Red Ale.
jake65 (3125) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 2014 vintage, received for Xmas 2015. Super excited at first, then I noticed the date… pours a flat, medium depth brown and topped with a thin beige head. Little bits of lacing. The nose is citrus, noticeably faded, hops. A little bit of wet dog. The flavor has held up remarkably well; citrus, caramel, and floral hops. Some bitters up front before getting sweet, then a lingering floral bitter finish. Actually drinks pretty good. Will try and get a fresh bottle and revisit.
fiulijn (17487) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Dark brown color with generous compact head. Too similar to a Black IPA not to be mentioned; good resiny hops blend with good malt, and moderate roasty character; full bodied, fruity, fresh.
Very good beer.
andrewje41 (2041) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black is back! 22 Oz bottle poured. Pours a dark brown with a thick tan suds head. I’ve never been crazy about this beer, but the release party for it every year is a blast. Some good guys over at the program. Nice toasty malt aroma with a constant roasted flavor. Overall a tasty beer that I like to enjoy once a year. The jingle certainly doesn’t get old. Same as nooooo shit sherlock. Average imperial. Son of a bitch. No shit sherlock.
chriszfat (56) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours dark with small head. Not overly boozy for double. Decent flavor but prefer original.
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared by TvM at game night. Dark reddish amber, off white head. Piney, earthy, lightly floral with nice toasty caramel malts and a solid bitter finish. Good.
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown pour, creamy tan head. Aroma is citrus, spruce, dark malts. Bitterness throughout, roasted malts, slightly herbal and pine notes. Lingering bitterness, slightly medicinal and herbal.
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, pours dark amber with a small cream head. Malty, crisp nose. Crisp clean attack, malt, yeast, some hop with a clean dry finish.
maxwelldeux (4270) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a pretty thick light tan head on there. Nose is pretty hoppy with a lot of floral tones and just a bit of some toasted caramel to it. Taste is slightly toasty and bitter up front, but has a residual caramel sweetness on the back end. Nice brew.
slowrunner77 (8389) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amped up red/pale ale...juicier hops and more earthy/spicy/woodsy notes as well. Pretty nice brew. Not sure if they bottle this...
EyeAmBaldman (460) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Looks like iced tea..Tastes like something far worse. Aroma is like a grain bin. Taste is like a Dirty Bastard...so if you like that you’ll like this...I don’t.