iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderful beer! Perfect dark black pour with a nice thick head. Huge amounts of lacing on my glass. Nice toasted malt aroma with the piney/spruce smell of hops. Really nice blend of roasted malt to go along with the bitterness from the hops. Firestone Walker is making some great beers.
fordest (2373) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a friends house during a party. So much hoppy goodness. The malts were very toasty and roasty. But still hoppy and bitter. Good stuff.
__Rb81 (607) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bolle at home (bottled 01/22/16, 650 ml). Pours dark brown with a beige head. Fruity hoppy aroma, citrus, pine roasted malts, chocolate, coffee. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter, fruity hops, pine, resiny, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, thick creamy mouthfeel, hoppy bitter roasted aftertaste. Very nice.
Linnet (1597) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smokey, ashy, lots of coffee, spicy, grass, floral, alcohol, grapefruit and pine.
Black colour, medium tan head, good amount of lacing.
Noticably sweet, big bite, salty, peaty, ABV well integrated, extremely complex and layer upon layer in the taste.
Fullbodied, soft carbonation, bitter, salty and lightly peaty finish.
JBPortland (1464) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pours black brown with finger of white head. Nose is piney, earthy roast, grassy, citrus, chocolate. Taste is great with nice medium body, bitter chocolatey roast, dark toasted grainy spice, melon, citrus and grassy pine. Finishes with nice strong but balanced bitterness, bubblegum, melon, orange, pine, chocolate cake, roast. Great beer.
Lore (1980) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 5, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
dark brown colour with ruby notes, large, creamy beige head, which lasts for several minutes; aroma of grapefruit, overripe pineapple nd tangerine notes, toasted rye bread, moderate roastedness and hints of mild roasted coffee; taste is the same; I think it would be very hard to brew a more perfectly balanced black IPA; very good!
Padron4KM (788) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle, packaged 2/09/16. Dark brown with ruby edges, creamy tan head, sticky lace.
Aroma is spicy, dark bread, citrus, pine, earth.
Flavor is dark roasted malt, spicy rye, pine, citrus. Complex
markextrae (3330) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from local shop. poured an almost black colour with an off tanned head on top. Aroma of grass hops, sweet roasted notes, grapefruit, chocolate, citrus, sweet caramel. flavour start sweet, with chocolate and toasted malts, and end with an heavy bitter finish. awesome
ndburns (92) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from The Perfect Pour. Pours a dark black with a medium tan head. Aroma is rye, hops, pine. Taste is an initial hit of bitterness, with a subtle sweetness underneath, and a lasting bitter finish.
DwarfeD (2438) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
660ml bottle shared at home. Hazy dark brown with a medium tan head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Quite bitter with subtle sweetness. Caramel, roasted malts, hops and spices. Good beer!
willisread (2126) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a deep brown to black with a finger of beige cappuccino-like head. Heady hop aromas with roasted espresso and toasted cacao nibs. Average carbonation with a dark chocolatey mouthfeel. More coffee and roasted sorghum notes. Fantastically complex. Bitter, heady finish with more cacao. Awesome.