DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark brown, lively brown head. Lots of hard roast and fruity hops combine to give aromas of coffee, stone fruit, pig manure, licorice. Black malt flavours quickly give way to fruity hops with strong piney undertones and long bitterness. The hops and black malt really wrestle for dominance here, but the hops win in the end. Very nice.
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Craft Conundrum, Charleston, 18/02/15.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a moderate tan covering.
Nose is light roast, charr, liquorice, earthy hop, dark maltings.
Taste comprises liquorice, spice, bitter hops, light cocoa.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
TattooJack (361) - Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the 4-pack on clearance dated 12/19/13. Jet black with a nice tan collar, has all the visual qualities of a stout, but with more hops than malty sweetness in the taste. Strong yet easy drinking, and on sale, great buy.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a dark reddish black with an off white top. Nose is roasty and piney. Taste runs sweet to mildly bitter with notes of citrus and resin.
Iphonephan (5001) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the brewery. Pours black with a tan head. Hoppy nose. Flavors of tobacco with vegetal notes. Bitter finish.
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose is more grassy and floral than it is roasty, though I can get just a hint of some roasting in there. Taste is fairly bitter, though a more robust roasting is coming through underneath. Pretty decent, actually.
madchemist83 (202) - USA - JAN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasty, coffee notes comingled finely with citrus of Pacific west hops. Brown with tan head. Roasted, coffee, grapefruit. Ok ipa. Balanced well for 8.5 percenter
slowrunner77 (7875) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
supposedly 145 ibus, this is a dark, rich, monster of a beer that ended up being quite enjoyable, but again - overpriced. thick, resinous, with bright hop complexity and enough dark roasty malt to balance but not overpower. just a good beer all around."
cards04 (2472) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great little back IPA. Pours a dark brown with milky mocha head. Aromas are pine and citrus. Bitter chocolate flavors with fresh green hop notes. Delicious.
joeneugs (4592) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours black with a tan head. The aroma has really nice chocolate and roast with intense piney and citrusy hops. Good balance of the two contrasting aromas. The flavor is the same. Nice chocolate and roasted malt with intense piney, woody, citrus hops. It finishes mostly bitter, but with some roasted coffee as well. A very nice Black IPA