BeerandBlues2 (10833) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Mellow Mushroom - Johnson City. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and earthy coffee malt, prunes and licorice with earthy, pine, and dank hops. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, dark malt and fruits with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
drfabulous (4916) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to ygtbsm94. Dark pour tan head. Some grapefruit aroma and taste. Nice and hoppy with that roast finish. Nice.
hman43 (628) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A strong Hops aroma with grapefruit, citrus, and floral. It’s black with a dark brown, pillow head. Powerful grapefruit and citrus taste. It’s a strong, powerful flavor with a bitter tart shock to the palate.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good black ipa, on tap in blowing rock, hoppy ipa mixed with some roasty coffee yum
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Decent enough beer. Enjoyed the old frostbite more. Not sure why Foothills is changing these beers up?
Suttree (5591) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Suttree’s. Pours deep mahogany with a fairly sturdy white head. Aroma is a mix of spruce, coffee, and a touch of licorice. Flavor is pretty much the same, with an odd spicy note added. Seems to lose and crispness as it warms.
Getbetter (976) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a tap at Millstone pizza.The pour is a dark brown with a minimum head.The body is light with roasty malt slight hop notes.Pine as well.
nearbeer (4236) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint on tap and 12 oz. bottle. Opaque ebony with a lasting film of creamy bubbles. Big nose of grapefruit and orange zest, pine resin, and coffee. Taste is big citrus, resin, earthy mocha, and mineral water. Near-medium body is soft and roasty-dry, but is a little sticky at times and has flare-ups due to over-carbonation. Maybe that was intentional to help balance the stickiness, but I prefer sticky to overly fizzy. Still a pretty tasty beer.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep deep brown with some brown light bodied head. Nose is big piney resinous, and citrus tropical fruits. Flavor is roast chocolate, fruits, citrus, flowers and bitter hops. Dry bitter roasty finish and light bodied. A little light in the body but good hop profile.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Before this beer was reinvented as a black IPA, it seemed like an interesting hybrid of a hoppy amber and a strong ale. Now it’s been tweaked to resemble a style that’ll probably be gone in a few years, and mostly lacks the complexity of some of the finer examples out there. Bitter, piney, not without character; just nothing to send you on a return trip.