pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a black with big tan head.Sweet chocolate malt aroma. Nice chocolate malt flavor with also some caramel and hop flavor.
mansquito (4118) - 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 (663) - 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 (816) - - 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
geovanicalixto (14) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - JUL 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma adocicado com leve toque de torrefação. Coloração escura com espuma persistente. Cerveja leve, com dulçor suave e leve toque alcoólico. Retrogosto persistente de torrefação.
travita (4418) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Big and bold. The smell is rye, hops, malt, roast, and good. The taste is the the same, pretty nice. Dark, brown in color, tan head. Good beer.
jkwalking05 (4202) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Black with an average sized beige head. Aroma is of roasted malt, pine, herbal, and rye. Taste is of pine, light resin, coffee, roasted malts, spicy rye.
mjs (5327) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.355 l, at laiti’s, 20150613, thanks) The beer poured clear and almost black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had burnt malts and sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, sweetness, dark bread, pine and bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty and bitter. Nice roasty brew.
PartyFowle (634) - - JUN 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Clearish nearly-black brown with a soft sandy head. Pine, peanut skins, toasted wheat, tree bark and sharp rye swirl in the aroma. The clarity of these notes is lost in the flavor, where things are more muddled and subdued. Malt presence is sweeter here, the rye and torched barley mixing with a little caramel. Pine -- wet, kind of musty -- comprises the hop character. A nice little black IPA with a pronounced rye flavor.
johnnymusky (568) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is really black...nice head....no lacing...finish really lingers...ok not great....(#535).....
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a large tan head. Roast and cocoa, chocolate, spicy hops. Medium bodied, big chocolate, cocoa, roast, hops. Long spiciness, roast and cocoa. Chocolate, cocoa, roast and slow grapefruit. Easy drinking.