DesertDevil (670) - Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12-oz. bottle. The nose is highlighted by dank, musty hops and a touch of charred bark and sweet molasses; there’s also a semi-sharp singed plastic aroma in the background. The beer pours opaque black topped by smooth, long-lasting parchment-hued foam. The taste is roast-heavy before a sweet-’n’-spicy grain tone takes hold. A lightly charred wooden note and hints of bitter chocolate and a whisper of overripe melon and almond come into play late. A crisp, dry finish. Not bad at all; similar to a toned-down black IPA without the assertive hop characteristic.
Savage_Night (194) - California, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours super dark brown with a medium khaki head. Head retention is poor. AROMA: roasted dark malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel, wood char, smoke, rye spice, herbs, herbal hops, nuts, toffee, molasses, spices, peppercorn, light citrus and dark stone fruit. TASTE: dark roasted malt, rye spice, hop spice, pine bitterness, coffee, chocolate, nuts, caramel, earthy, alcohol, herbs, smoke, wood char, peppercorn, light citrus, spices, toffee, molasses, dark stone fruit and burned brown sugar. AFTER TASTE: dark malt, rye/hop spice, molasses and pine bitterness with an oily smooth, slightly watery finish.
halfonit (1243) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark mahogany, indigo color with a small, light tan head that leaves spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is of chocolate and roasted malts, dough, rye and citrus hops. Heavy body. Flavor is of chocolate, roast, wheat, smoke, dry rye, and finishing with a bitter hoppyness.. Citrus and rye finish.
Gonzin (86) - ARGENTINA - AUG 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Probada en Top Hops, Lower East Side, New York. IPA oscura, casi negra, con un fuerte sabor a chocolate. Esta ok.
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jmohno (1319) - Iowa, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black. Sweet chocolatey.Dry toasty with herbal earthy slight berry toasty with sweet breadyness planty hops. same in taste. Pretty herbal with lots of berry chocolateness.bready light roast. Hoppy linger. The bitter cleans up the sweet side well but neither is too much. Nice balance
gerbewa (226) - - AUG 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smelled of chocolaty coffeish goodness. Good flavor. Tastes like stout. Might be somewhat hippy. Had 4 pack from Holmes.
douglas88 (7421) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a medium grey head. A big sweet chocolate nose, rye and citrus. The flavor is sweet toasted malt, chocolate, toffee, citrus. Dark roast. Good. Spicy.
mansquito (4333) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
New Beer Distributors, NYC bottle: Pours Black with a creamy, tan head. Aroma is rye, roasted malt, piny hops, chocolate, and nuts. Taste is much the same. Not too bitter, but enough to give plenty hops. The rye comes across very well and very clean. Really superbly done. So many brewers just bullshit rye into beer, but here it was done with thought and consideration. Excellent balance. I expected this to be good, but I did not expect to like it this much.
gururyan (665) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from bottle, a deep chocolate with medium head. Smells like a black IPA. Tastes like chocolate coffee. Mouth feel is thick oil but yet bright. Don't care for the finish at all. In fact, it's the finish that ruins an otherwise enjoyable brew.
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BeerdedDave (950) - - JUL 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
black with ruby red highlights; roasted malt, rye malt, and floral hop aroma; roasted malt base with lots of coffee notes and lots of hops; a really bitter beer; dry, rye malt character; dry, bitter ryemalt finish