edgallow (3190) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, pine, spicy. Taste is resin, spice and malts.
samsmith33 (772) - - NOV 10, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. A new favorite of mine. Smells like an IPA (pine, hops, ) with some smokeyness. Tastes like a black lager (malty, bready, ) with a touch of wood and Coffee and spice.
I am literally sucking it down, but trying to savor. Ah, What the hell, I have a 4 pack.
This is my top Non-Stout.
Cokemonkey11 (331) - - NOV 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unfiltered Black Rye. Big brown bottle, trader Joe’s, San Francisco. Pours coffee black with a medium tan head subsiding at an average pace. Scent is dense malt, surprisingly light. Bit of toffee and bit of rye. Taste is medium rye and a pleasing medium toffee. Mouth feel is creamy and dense but smooth. Finish is clean and a bit dry. Great.
miyauchi38 (1031) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2880) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,355 l bottle as a gift Bottled 10/15/15
roasty, coffee, citrus, spruce, cereal, black, hazy, frothy, brown foam, light sweetness, very bitter, full body, creamy, lively, bitter, long finish,
wombat23 (134) - Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle. Black-brown in color, beige head. Aroma has hops, citrus, malt. Taste similar to aroma, with a bit of grapefruit and pine as well. Some bitterness. Alcohol barely noticeable. For a darker beer, seems very light-bodied.
dhatton (241) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark pour, almost black, with thick creamy tan head that lasts for days. Robust aromas of tropical citrus fruit, cocoa, and pepper. Earthy, roasted malt taste with vanilla subtleties. Bitter dry finish. Pleasantly surprised by the hop profile for such a rich IPA. Very enjoyable.
GenDV138 (4570) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Dark brownish black with beige to light tan head. Aromas of pine, citrus, roast. Tastes of grapefruit citrus, pine, floral notes, roast. Medium body with a dry finish.
bratschepeter (32) - Abilene, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Barley-Hoppers. Pours super dark brown, almost black, with a rich creamy off-white head that dissipates quite slowly to leave a good centimeter of foam clinging to the glass. The aroma is of fresh piney hops and bitter chocolate, the taste is bitter hops up front, fresh grain in the middle palate with some lingering sweet malt on the back. Rich mouthfeel and a good effervescence that makes the beer quite drinkable. You can’t go wrong with this one, unless you don’t like black ipas.
thorongil2 (2065) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(tap) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of citrus; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish