marcus (4989) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours dark brown with a disappearing tan head and a pine aroma,. There is a chocolate and citrus flavor with a hint of coffee. Didn’t notice any brett effect.
bhensonb (8954) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is quite pine. Med minus body. Flavor is dark malt with some resin hop. It’s not strongly bitter, but it is bitter. Getting a little coffee goig into the finish. Finishes moderately pine and bitter. But brett? Really?
luttonm (1629) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAY 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Randolph Beer in NYC. Fantastic beer. Huge hoppy brown.. or is it a black IPA? Rich copper, dry dark malt. Fresh deep hops. Green, funk. Herby dark malt. Dry bitter finish. Awesome, one of the best beers I had this trip.
Lilja (950) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smak och doft av humle, malt, citrusfrukter, choklad, björnbär, jenka med toner av rök och örter. Bra beska med smak av grape- och tallbarr, en aning sträv men välbalanserad och frisk.
GT2 (5648) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
651mL thanks to Jace. Muddy dark brown pour. Medium latte foam. Nose is very piney hoppy, huge hazelnut, walnuts. Taste is extremely aggressive, hop ibu smackdown, holy monkey. Palate incineration. Good, but do NOT include this beer in a beer tasting.
conway (569) - - MAY 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with a dissipating off-white head, leaving lots of lacing. Nose is piney hops, dark malt and just a touch of earthy Brett funk. Taste opens with dank and citrusy hops, moving to pepper, chocolate malt, slight amount of Brett. Finishes a little smoky. Wonderfully complex. Mouthfeel is delicate yet full. Slight carb gives it some bite. Just a really delicious and complex piece of work.
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adnielsen (6152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home via trade with jcnielsen. Thanks Justin! Pours a somewhat cloudy, dark brown appearance with a dark brown head. Ultra roasty and piney, coffee, chocolate, slightly funky, a bit tropical fruity aroma. Tangy, tar, burnt chocolate malty, piney/herbal, slightly chewy, somewhat fruity flavor. Overall, not bad and fairly unique. I’m not sure how well the brett works in a black ipa, but it was fun to try.
bytemesis (1400) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pitch black pour with a medium creamy tan head that slowly dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, citrus, pine, perhaps a bit of Brett in there too. Flavor is about the same, light plus sweet, light bitter, definite lemon rind zesty notes, some Windex on the finish. Doesn’t live up to the promise of the aroma. Medium body, a bit watery in the mouth. Very little Brett presence.
mcberko (4044) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of deeply roasted malt, floral and citrus hops, and some bitter dry cocoa. Flavour brings out fruity citrus hops, and a bold medium toasted malt backing. Great balance between the roast and bitter hops - this is a bit fruitier than most black IPAs, which subdues the hop harshness. Really well-constructed. Excellent stuff.
vyvvy (3222) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown with a fairly dark tan head. The aroma has pine and grapefruit off the bat, mild chocolate, non-bitter roast, cream and a mere hint of brett. Seems to lean much more towards the IPA side of things than a Belgian ale. It has a medium body that’s a little husky feeling with medium carbonation. The flavor starts off with roasty malt that is like a charry stout with earthy hops along with pine and grapefruit of the aroma. Pretty dry one here. The finish is dry, roasty and earthy. I liked this but it strikes me as more of an earthy stout. Couldn’t really taste the brett, maybe that could come out with age. Don’t really want to age it and lose the hops though.