nick76 (4368) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is very hoppy with pine and citrus. Also, there is roasted caramel malt but it’s all about the hops. The appearance is dark brown with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma and bitter but not astringent. The palate is average. Overall it’s good.
Palidor19 (3143) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
the hops are the most potent part of this beer. all the malts are very weak while the hops got the pine and the grass. its very strong so drink carefully.
Bendrixian (1462) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
well laced and almost jet black colour. Huge hoppy aroma, roast, some corn mash/ketchup chip note and grapefruit. BIg fruity aroma are met almost perfectly by alcohol and roast. very rich, complex and super tasty!
daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark brown pour, tan head. Nice hops on the nose followed by a coffee/roasted malt note. Flavor is a really good blend of citrus/earthy hops and some great smooth dark malts.
aaron_bossart (33) - Idaho, USA - JUN 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a nice dark finish. A bit thin of a top, and the taste didn’t do much for me. Has potential.
TheBeerGod (5919) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black bodied with a medium foamy tan head. Aroma is strong pine notes, roasted malt, floral hops and citrus. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate covered oranges, pine resins and floral hops. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation and a lingering hop bitterness. Ends with more pine notes, citrus oils, roasted malt, burnt caramel and floral hops.
crossovert (10906) - Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A bit ashy. Moderate sweetness overshadowed by hops and burntness. It is not a complex beer. A failed experiment.
raphael (1129) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great balance of the dark flavors with the hops. Just an edge of the burnt over a richer chocolate with some resiny hops. Dark and creamy. Flavors of chocolate, oak, oatmeal cookie.
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, citrus, light pine, and mango. Flavor of roasted malt, mango, caramel, chocolate, some pine, and orange.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 Bomber at The Fishery Restaurant in San Diego.....how ironic. Never heard of this brewery before but they nailed this one. Great beer....maybe I’m biased because I’m a huge CDA fan.....oh sorry ratebeer.com, I mean Black IPA....lame.