wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on 8/12/12 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle purchased at Sun Devil. Pours very deep, nearly black, oily dark brown with a thick tan head that slowly recedes to average lace, leaving some thick residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is milk chocolate malt, coffee, pine resin hops, along with the signature spicy aroma of rye. The flavor is exactly the same, plenty of milk chocolate, coffee, spicy rye, and resin hops. The body is full with just under average carbonation and a long spicy rye, chocolate, coffee, and nicely bitter resin hops finish. This isn’t the hoppiest or maltiest Black IPA I have ever had, but it is the most balanced.
presario (4817) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark beer. Minimal head. Enticing hop aroma. More licorice than hops in the flavour. A little bit mouth drying. Dark malt and flavour combination is awesome. ABV is surprising. Dark beer, spirits and hops. Yum.
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark malt aroma. Earthy and burnt pine hop aroma underneath. Flavor of mostly dark malts with a unique hop addition.
mile (3320) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate to full, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, faint caramel, roasted malt and some tropical fruitiness, grapefruit - piney hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light - some caramel and some roasted malt with light tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit - piney hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and dryish - lightly sweetish, light caramel, roasted malt - faint burnt malt and light tropical fruitiness, piney - grapefruit hoppyness. Nice roasted and fruity aroma. Flavor/finish could be drier (with more bitterness). Also body is bit thin.
undsioux7 (835) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This probably one of my favorites from them. Nice mix of citrus hops and cocoa and coffee. There is still something missing from their beers that i cant put my finger on.
17Beer (87) - SWITZERLAND - APR 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy astringent aroma. Pours dark black with a little red and a tan head. Heavy lacing. Strong burnt coffee and chocolate. Nice sweet notes. Brief finish.
adasko (809) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer with amazing aroma and perfect appearance. I was expecting a bigger mouth feel and bitter kick, which didn’t happen.
DOCRW (2) - Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I have to say out of the 1,000 + beers I’ve rated in my life this might be the best of ALL of them!!!!
thb (740) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid black with an inch of pillowy foam. Aroma is toast, grapefruit, pine. Huge progression of flavours as you take a drink. Starts with a fragrant, zesty hop with citrus, pine. Bitterness begins. Opens up with more grain - toast, and a well...rye flavour. Then as it warms up and you finish a sip, it sweetens out a bit, leaving a long, long roasty finish. I usually glaze over the palate section of these ratings, but man does this have a nice mouthfeel.
sturmthis (824) - Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Black with one finger beige head. Citrus, coffee, roasted malt aroma. Slight dark fruit, citrus, roasted malt. Really nice.
GRM (3216) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 3 2014; eye: black, opaque, thin sheet of beige head, no lacing; nose: roasted barley, light burnt barley, bittering hops, black coffee; mouth: powerful, roasted barley, light burnt barley, bittering hops, black coffee, lots of astringency, alcohol, alcohol warmth, finale in bittering hops with presence of alcohol, full body, quite bitter, harsh texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 3 octobre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, mince couverture de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, léger orge brûlée, houblon amérisant, café noir; bouche : puissant, orge torréfiée, léger orge brûlée, houblon amérisant, café noir, pas mal astringente, alcool, chaleur d’alcool, finale en houblon amérisant avec présence d’alcool, corsée, pas mal amère, texture râpeuse; en résumé : bien