shrubber85 (10029) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Chocolate malt and grapefruit peel aroma. Chestnut brown with moderate head. Mildly sweet chocolate malt and moderately bitter pine/grapefruit peel flavor. Okay.
bytemesis (6193) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours deep red mahogany, medium creamy tan head, huge staying power, great lacing. Aroma is roasty, a hint of chicory, pine, astray, touch of rubber. Flavor follows, light plus sweet and bitter, more roasty than IPA. Bitterness without flavor character, which is a bummer. Medium body, great mouthfeel.
SpringsLicker (3382) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015 Knoxville Brewer’s Jam
Black pour with a tan head. Roast malt aroma.
Roast malt, espresso. Some hop bitterness.
Ventures into Stout territory for me.
obguthr (5318) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: No aroma. Cola brown, medium tan head, good lacing. Tree bark, charred oak, burned toast, and soil. Medium body, easy carbonation, dry.
JonHos (4) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very dark brown color, with a brownish head. Roasty aroma, with some bitterness on the mouth. Medium-to-light body. Some burnt popcorn. Slightly under-carbonated.
TheJestersBeer (2344) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark brown/black, brown head.
Hoppy, roasted aroma, phenolic, burnt popcorn.
Dry, light to medium bodied, high bitterness, low CO2.
Hoppy, harsh, phenolic taste, spruce, burnt notes.
nearbeer (4675) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint on tap. Opaque with a lasting creamy film on top. Nose is mild mocha with a hint of citrus zest. Tastes of semi-sweet chocolate, grapefruit, resiny herb, caramel and some coffee on the finish. Almost seems like some wheat in there too. Medium body has medium-high carbonation and an intriguing balance.
Itzjerm (2064) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy bitter bite but more a chalky bitter bite than something enjoyable. Sweet start but very average. Not super impressed not bad good average beer.
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NachlamSie (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pint at the brewery. This is one of the lightest bodied black IPA’s I’ve had and that is not a detriment at all. The malty body comes across like lighter roasted coffee with citrusy hops highlighting things. It’s clean with a dryish finish. Semi sweet cacao hints provide some balance. Very solid beer, interesting approach to the style.
shadey (2055) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Also grabbed one of their nice Black Betty T-shirts. Black pour with a nice frothy cream head. Roasty and dark bitter chocolate. Light body. Subdued hops compared to many black IPAs. Good.