phaleslu (7825) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from dbsdelight- thanks a bunch, Dan! Pours an opaque dark brown, basically black in the glass, with a large foamy tan head that settles unevenly and leaves some lace streaks and spots. Aroma of rich roasted malts, dark chocolate, citrusy and earthy hops, and burnt toast. Flavor of citrus up front, with bitter dark chocolate, earth, and long roast on the finish. Light-medium bodied, with a roasty, bitter mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Very good BIPA. Hits all the right notes.
Mora2000 (6055) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Common Table. Dark brown to black color with a tan head. This beer is fairly complex. In the flavor and aroma I first get some roasted malt and rye, but that is complimented by some nice orange and pine notes from the hops. Low to medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice.
jedimickey (3) - - MAR 20, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great well rounded, viscosity of a stout with the hoppyness of a ipa
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Frozer (214) - Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Off white head above a dark amber body. Aroma is strong grapefruit with a floral hop bite. Rye flavors balanced with the citrus hops is an excellent combo. Mouth feel if spot on for a dark rye ipa.
maxwelldeux (4182) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a bottle share. Pours a near black color. Nose is quite floral with some huge hoppy bitter elements coming through. Taste isn’t as bitter as the nose suggests, and ends up being a very smooth easy drink.
legion242 (2342) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a very deep brown, close to black with little head. Nice nose of welcoming hops. Strong rye presence in the mouth with a spicy palate.
GothGargoyle (1841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a beige head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is passionfruit, honey, pine, citrus. Hoppy on the palate, bitter undertones. Taste is grapefruit, pine, hint of caramel and malt. Too piney for my liking.
wagman (14) - - MAR 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on tap from the Firestone Tap House. Pitch black. Smells of coffee, roasted nuts. Tastes coffee, licorice, hopey pines, citrus. Very complex. Very different.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
XaenDovet (1227) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer share. Dark chocolate, licorice, citrus aroma. Insanely dry, dark chocolaty bitter taste and finish. So great.
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Too much of a West Coast pine forest for my taste, but as it warms up the rye starts to come through and by the time you take your last sip you wil start "pining" for more. Extra points for the label. The British lion and the Russian bear are duking it out for supremacy during The Great Game.