gururyan (548) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at craft beer festival, and I had higher hopes for this one...will reserve more comments when I get to sit down with it again.
pictoman (367) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the tap. Black with beige head. Nice hops with mild roast malt. Quite dry finish.
cobaink2 (28) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from beer junction. Off the bat lots of chocolate and toffee that overwhelms the hops. The hops are a nice side note. Alcohol is pretty well hidden.
raphael (838) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I smell beef, caramel, rye, salt (working on a reuben.) beige, lacing head on opaque darkest brown. Chocolate flavor with grapefruit rind bitter, toffee, wood smoke, has a good mouth weight. Bitter finish. Not a big CDA fan but this works due to the lighter amount of roasted malt and a careful choice of hops, though a little shrieking on their own for my taste.
Narnad (1417) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clean deep black color with a dense, creamy, tan head. Aroma has a strong pine nose with a modest toasted and roasted malt nose late. Flavor starts off with a strong pine hops kick but transitions to a much lighter orange citrus and roasted barley flavor. Body is perfect with enough body to hold the flavor and modest/high amount of carbonation to deliver the aromas of this beer. Overall a really solid beer. The nose and flavor are very clean and distinct in their character.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home, picked up @ Argonaut in Denver last week. Pours a black appearance with a soft, creamy, brown head. Really piney and resiny hoppy nose. Definitely some tropical fruit and grapefruit mixed in there as well with the roast and burnt malts. Kind of creamy mouth feel. Flavor is full of pineapple, grapefruit, and juicy tropical fruits which is a bit odd when in combination with the burnt, roasty, chocolate malts. Moderate sweetness. Moderate to high bitterness. Twangy finish. Pretty fucken strange brew though not completely unenjoyable.
maxwelldeux (3069) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a moderate light tan head on it. Nose is roasty, though subtle, with a stronger hop element that comes through rather floral. Taste is definitely quite bitter, though has a really nice underlying roasting element to it. Strikes a nice balance between roasting and IPA. I like it.
KSCO (4) - Morrison, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled from 650mL bottle. Poured into goblet. Two finger head, dark red / ebony color, moderately carbonated. Aroma of resin, pine, citrus, slightly floral. Great mouthfeel, moderate palate, complexity lingers after each sip. Very much a ’green flash’ beer. Reminds me of a slightly malty imperial IPA.
hman43 (222) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is of caramel malt mixed with pine and floral scents. Color is a dark, almost black. It has a light brown head that clings well to the side. The taste is caramel, maybe a bit of chocolate with piney hops and floral overtones.
Bebum (222) - - APR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium full body, flavorful.
Bittersweet, both in moderation.
Roast flavors, dried cherries.
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MadRobin (1694) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Spacebar in Falls Church, VA.
Opaque, near black with a khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of grapefruit, roasted malt, pine and even some spruce.
Taste of pine, roasted malt, chocolate, grapefruit and coffee.
Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation.
A very nice balance of roasty with hoppy.
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