PorterPounder (5491) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 22 oz bomber. Dark black as tar pour with a thick frothy off-white head, nice sticky lacing. Aroma is doughy with hints of chocolate and light whiffs of spruce. Flavor has some marshmallow notes, some faint citrus bitterness, hints of chocolate. Thick sticky mouthfeel - overall excellent. Best I have had from Fort Collins.
Tmoney99 (10590) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured black with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet malt and hop with a small alcohol aroma. Medium body with a dry slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good complex beer.
TheJester (1866) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 mL bottle. Appearance and aroma are fairly typical, although the aroma is perhaps a little mild. The flavour leans a little more to the IPA side than the black side, but it is very smooth and drinkable. A really nice beer.
rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a nice balance of piny hops and roasty malts and molasses. Coffee/roasted malts with piny earthy hops and a hint of unsweetened cocoa in the flavor. Creamy big mouthfeel, sweeter taste fades to bitter finish. Nice balance on this one.
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Spirits Lacey. Pours out a dark cola color with a thin off white head. Aroma is of pine hops, light citrus, some doughy bread, roast. Taste is full bodied, some baker’s chocolate, nice roast, and a good amount of bitterness that fades slightly as some syrupy sweetness creeps in, on an otherwise bitter finish.
boozedude (1755) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black..little head..aroma is malty coffee..taste is chocolate cofee creamy thick mild hopps.. Good n filling
Viking63 (11) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a black/dark brown color with an extremely full head with nice lacing attributes. It’s appearance strongly resembles an imperial stout. Pungent aroma of citrus and a bit of pine. Nice flavors of citrus, roasted malts, coffee, maybe some unsweetened chocolate in there as well. Definately left a tingling sensation on my tongue with some moderately strong bitterness on the palate. This IPA does not disappoint and the strong hoppiness is balance out well by the malts. I really enjoyed this one.
Westmeister (1738) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black in the glass with a medium sized dark tan head and a good lacing
Aroma is Roasted malts, chocolate and piney/ earthy hops. Taste is more roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and resiny hops. Medium high bitterness. Good balance and a nice black ipa.
IndyBeerSnob (132) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours pitch black with a substantial cream head. Taste is bitter as hell with a high alcohol taste. Not my favorite at all
arminjewell (6159) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at the brewery was dark brownish with a fairly nice off white head, aroma brought nice pine and citrusy hops right up front, some roasted coffee and chocolate notes, some caramel and slight charred malts as well. Taste is a nice mix of bitter pine and slight citrus notes going into a fairly standard dark chocolate and coffee middle, finishing fairly bitter, some grassy notes at the end. Pretty good!