Livendadream (176) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Btl. Pours opaque, pitch black with a dense, creamy head that lingers forever, leaving huge deposits of lacing on glass. Aromas of toasted malt,dates,prunes,molasses,hint of chocolate with citrus and piney hops. Taste is sweet roasted malt, chocolate , pine and citrus with a nice spicey(rye) twang at the finish leaving my tongue tingling. FULL bodied, smooth, creamy texture within outstanding carbonation and balanced hop bitterness. This beer is very complex, lots of flavors, that exponentially get bigger as the beer warms up. One would never know this was a big beer as the flavors hide the alcohol nicely.Definitely one of the best black IPA’s I have tasted. Thx to Jason’s wife for picking this up.
migwell (155) - 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 (223) - 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 (5583) - 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.
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a medium head. Quite lively upon opening. Hops dominate with a medium body. Flavours are complex and enjoyable.
Another top line beer from this brewery.
edgallow (3077) - 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 (727) - - 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 (290) - - 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 (977) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2813) - 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 (38) - 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.