bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium cream head. Aroma of coconut, caramel, citrus, cocoa, florals, pine, and marshmallow. Flavor of roasted malt, grass, toasted coconut, chocolate, and pine with a dry, bitter finish.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brune body with an off white head. Roast y floral hoppiness with a light grass and coffee esk tones. Dry roast y body with a strong presence of hop oils and bitter pine resins. Nice.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle pours dark brown almost black with a medium off white head. Strong pine resin and floral aroma. Strong bitterness in this one, almost IIPA strong with a kick of alcohol in the finish.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Metallic black wax bomber. Pours a translucent, dark mahogany to cola brown color. A small, khaki colored swirl of froth sits at the head, forming a bubbly edge. Wet arches break apart into scattered spot lacing. The nose comes across quite hoppy, showing resinous pine, citrus, and hints of earth, all backed up by a base of black patent malt, dry cocoa, and a good deal of grainy roast. Flavor are similarly structured, again quite aggressively hopped with piny-earth bitterness and hinting at mixed citrus. Smooth, dry cocoa malt, along with a bit of blackened caramel, provide the counterpoint, though it remains well on the bitter side of balanced. Slightly more substantial than medium bodied, the palate comes across smooth and slightly dry, with moderate carbonation and a lingering, piny-roasty finish. As black IPAs go, this one is pretty nice.
dchmela (3002) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Beerlando for the pour. Reddish black pour with a thick creamy head. Floral citrus hops, dark malt aroma. Chewy malt, resiny hop taste. Really good.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark dark brown small off white head. Aroma has light hops and some faint roast. Flavor is more hoppy than anything else. Drinkable but bitterness lingers a bit.
MeadMe (1594) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
thanks to fishingnet for the share.
A: Pours a nice brownish black hue with a small head. Nice retention and some spotty lace.
S: Aroma is like a bag full of pine needles, resinous and sappy. Hints of roast pop through as well.
T: Hopped up for sure. Lots of pine with hints of citrus rind. Notes of roast can be picked up. The finish is more bitter herbal nice.
M: Medium in body, nice carbonation, nice biting bitter finish.
D: Good drinking tasty IPA. Win.
anders37 (22307) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Flossmoor Station, Flossmoor, IL. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity hoppy aroma with some hints of pine needles. Malty bitter hoppy flavor with some hints of caramel and pine. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of fishingnet. Pours a dark cola brown with thin tan head. Aroma is big bouquet of hops, citrus, grapefruit, spice, pine, malt. Flavor is much of the same--lots of floral hoppiness. Generally medium body with a floral hop finish.
markwise (5096) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks fishingnet for the share. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nose is roast, malt, piney bitterness with some resin that smells a bit sticky. Flavor is similar with resiny pine hop bite and some toasty to the malt. Very interesting beer.