Survey001 (2) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured from bottle, bevmo. Black with small tan head. Chocolate dry with floral hop notes. Silky mouth feel. Superb all around beer in this little known black IPA style.
6bottlepack (17) - Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from hops & crafts Exeter. Complex aroma pineapple , sweet stewed fruits,dark fruit & dark malts. Dark ruby almost black with a beige head ,taste initially fruity & sweet but with bittering hops ,dryness & dark malts quickly kicking in & feint rye crackerness that builds in the aftertaste,palate is sweet hop fruity & dry with more dark malts slightly oily & soft with medium carbonation . Classy beer , should be a world classic !
RhetoricalAns (730) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black pour, medium tan head, lots of lace. Big citrus and pine aroma, some sweet caramel too. Taste is lovely balance of sweet caramel malt and pine / citrus hops. Great long lasting fruity finish.
tillmac62 (564) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOD 10/16/15. Pours black as a starless night with dark ruby edges. World class head volume, lacing and retention.
World class nose of rich citrus (tangerine, pineapple, orange) over a slightly sweet malt base with a strong caramel note and a subtle rye spiciness. Underneath the fruity esters a dark malt presence lurks, but never makes it to the forefront.
Light medium body with a rich smoothness that is slightly oily at times and has a bit of creaminess in the finish. World class carbonation with a strong effervescent middle and a roiling finely bubbled prickly finish.
The flavor profile is outstanding, but falls short of world class due to the failure to completely cover the alcohol. Slightly sweet fruits lead and flow into a caramel based sweetness prior to the middle. The middle brings a moderate bitterness that is rind in nature (orange, not grapefruit). Dark malts arrive with more of a char rather than roast character along with a mild rye flavor and even more subtle spiciness. As the bitterness subsides, caramel makes its strongest influence and, unfortunately, so does the grain alcohol flavor and slight astringency. The finish is slightly dry and leaves a slow fade of alcohol, char, caramel and rye .
zacgillbanks (3764) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Inky black with a large tan head of foam. It has a citrus, pine and oak flavour with chocolate notes followed by a smooth, creamy bitter-sweet currant, liquorice and spicy red fruity finish. Superb!
Savage_Night (306) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a small khaki head. Head retention is ok. Lacing is ok. AROMA: dark rich roasted malt, rye spice, herbs, black coriander, pine resin, earthy, leaves, alcohol, spices, grapefruit, slight char, dark dry stone fruit, slightly woody, herbal hops, tamarind, floral roots, molasses and faint salt. TASTE: dark rich roasted malt, rye spice, herbs, black coriander, pine resin, earthy, leaves, mellow alcohol, spices, grapefruit, slight char/smoke, dark dry stone fruit, slightly woody, herbal hop spuce, tamarind, molasses and peppercorns. AFTER TASTE: rye spice, herbal hops, molasses and spices with an oily lightly spice and boozy finish.
hfmejias (1197) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured black, with thick foamy tan head and lots of lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, citrus fruit and hops. Taste is roasted barley, grapefruit and rye. Drinkable, VERY enjoyable; very good beer.
migwell (209) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Foundry. Certainly a mouthful of flavors, complex, full bodied and dark roasted. I was actually a bit overwhelmed by this one, and not happy with the over roasted finish. I have enjoyed rye beers in the past, but this one seemed headed toward the American stout category, letting the rye take a back seat. This came highly recommended, and after 50 plus years of beer drinking, I may learn to appreciate it yet. Had to drink quite a bit of water to get through 12 oz. of very dense beer.
TheFoamhead (247) - Vught, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice looking IPA! The aroma is dominated by a powerful grapefruit and chocolate giving this beer the idea of eating chocolate-iced fruits.
kappldav123 (5714) - GERMANY - NOV 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass dark brown, small head. Malty aroma, light alcoholic. Starts soft-malty, spicy, light alcoholic background, not too intense. Light hints of caramel. Finish well balanced, more hoppy-dry. Nice one.