jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with light tan head. Nose/taste of heavily roasted chocolate malt, sweet chocolate, vanilla, resin and roast coffee. Finishes a bit bitter cocoa/dry resin. Lots of warming alcohol. Medium body.
Niko100 (1978) - Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet mat, pine hops, caramel, & citrus; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, citrus, chocolate, and some dark fruit; Finish is slightly bitter with some alcohol; Nicely balanced; Overall, pleasantly surprised - pretty good.
ReggieDunlap (3052) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma has dark fruit, tobacco, ash, and roastiness. Flavor is very roasty...burnt, tobacco, molasses, and a bit of a metallic note..piney and bitter. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a burnt dark fruit drh finish.
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bens. Darkest Brown with a tan head. Aroma has a confusing blend of both elements. Toffee, Roast, char, Pine. I felt the aroma pointed more at the Imperial Stout and the finish pointed more at the IIPA. It’s pretty wild. Firing in every direction. Raisiny sweetness and rampant bitterness. The two beers clash in a wonderful way.
BVery (6104) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Bangers and Lace in Chicago. Ooohh - rich dark pour. Smells like stripper perfume. Sharp hop taste with good roasty elements. Very nice.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottle at Ben’s. Pours a dark brown colour with a fair light tan head. Aroma of pine, chocolate roasty malt, candy sugar and caramel. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Nicely bitter. Lovely.
BenH (2258) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown red with tan head. Aroma has lots of alcohol, pine, resin. Taste has lots of pine, marmalade, licorice, toffee. Heavy, sweet, bitter. Very nice
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at bens ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate toffee malts ... soft roast nose... big chocolate malts ... rich chewy roast ... mellow nice
Idiosynkrasie (3734) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Clear darkest brown colour with small to average, firm, frothy, minimally lacing, beige head. Peppery hop aroma with dark malty undertones. Taste is bitter, slightly biting hoppy, peppery, notes of green onions, dry, slightly roasty dark malty undertones; hints of the typical minimally sweet Black IPA malt and hop conglomerate resulting in carot-like notes.
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled (thanks Kimi!). Quite much black colour with a small beige head. Aroma is fruity, mild roasted, quite "strong alcohol without being evident alcohol", liquorice, and wood. Flavour is quite strong floral, fruity and salted liquorice like notes. Mild alcohol and some slight resiny and wooden notes. Big salted liquorice finish. Imperial Black IPA would be the fitting style. Jeppe, I am not sorry for bashing the biscuits, but for hating IPA/DIPA, and especially the paradox of a Black IPA (Cascadian Dark Ale is better, and for this, imperial in front), this beer ... I fucking love this!