tastybeer (1780) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Dark ruby pour, tan head. Good retention/some lace. Aroma is big citrus/melon hops, light pine, roast, chocolate. Taste is big melon/mango/citrus, light roast. Palate is soft, slick, oily, bitter finish. Really outstanding.
Leafs93 (1740) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown with light khaki head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, spruce and citrus. Taste is bitters all around, nice meshing of harsher coffee and sweeter citrus. Medium bodied with dry finish.
Disabledbobcat (5) - - FEB 9, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours jet black with a perfectly sized off-white head. Head dissipated at an average rate. Smells strongly of American hops, but not over done. Very hop forward flavor, excellently balanced by the malt and rye flavors. No alcohol flavors, even at 8.3%. The rye is not in anyway over or under done. Overall this is a really incredible beer.
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with two finger off white dense head that leaves a few lines of lacing. The aroma is a mix of hops with pine and citrus notes. The taste is similar to an IPA with the same pine and citrus notes from the aroma and just a hint of the rye. It has a moderate bitter finish. The texture was thick and velvety.
ryanscourt (794) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Jet black. Aroma is sweet and delicious - nice citrus smell. Taste is amazing. citrus with nice toasty finish. Low carbonation, medium bodied. Everything goes together great. Favorite beer I’ve enjoyed in my life so far.
alexanderj (3332) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; poured a very dark brown with a large light brown head. Aroma of grapefruit, earth, spice, roasted malt, caramel and cocoa. Very intriguing aroma. Flavor was definitely balanced, with a bit more meaty/leather presence versus the aroma. Pretty enticing palate. Very nice beer.
jrob21 (2661) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A little citrus in the aroma. Light grapefruit combined with a little bit of nuttiness makes it very interesting. Flavor is smooth and light toasty malt. Definitely looks like it should be a little more malty and full bodied but still good. Finish is great grapefruit bitter hops again that stick with you for a while. Double jack is still the bomb but this one stands up to any black ipa I’ve had.
aloder14 (5) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear, excellent head retention, dark chestnut brown color. Bouquet of pine, nutty caramel, marble rye and chocolate cream. Medium bodied, bitter, smooth and hoppy. Medium length aftertaste, tastes of chocolate eye bread, coffee grinds and vanilla.
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Strykzone (5062) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Hayduke. Thanks Ron! This pours nearly black with some red and has a nice beige head that leaves some funky lacing. The aroma is full of bright hops that are citrus with lesser pine. Nice! After about three sips I am sold. This is perfectly balanced with those hops and the malts that should get an Academy Award for Best Supporting. There is some spiciness that resembles anise. That is usually a deterrent for me but here is is fantastic. This is creamy and smooth in the mouth and the flavors just pop. What a wonderful beer.
Westchesterco (1092) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
roasty, earthy, citrus, black, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,