lupulist (48) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of the redditor MostlyHarm1ess. Pours a thick, black, stout-y colour, with a tan head. Chocolate malts and caramel on the nose, as well as pine hops. Very full bodied beer. The citrusy hops are on the forefront of the taste, with a light and dry malty finish. My first beer from Half Acre, and I’m looking forward to trying more!
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle served in a Midnight Sun chub.
A: Pours a solid black color with dark brown edges where the light hits. A one finger height of tan head forms on the pour and recedes to a bubble ring. Sticky splotches of lace are left down the glass.
S: Big hoppy notes are present up front. Citrus flesh and green piney notes are both present. Some of the darker flavors then start to come out. Roasted malts, milk chocolate and some toasted coffee bean. Great combinations of flavors going on.
T: The hops are there in a raw state with some semi bitter pine and just mild citrus, but the roasted malt flavors with the light chocolate take over pretty quickly. The finish is fairly clean like an IPA, save for a touch of dry, roasted malt notes.
M: Medium bodied with a solid, medium carbonation. The finish is slightly dry and clean.
O: This beer really straddled the line between IPA and full on black ale. It had a great hop presence, but it was really kept in line by the solid roasted malt presence. A must try for any "Black IPA" fans.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-23-2012
Atom (1445) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber thanks to Pawola22! Pours a dark brown with a large khaki head. Aroma of resinous floral pine, citrus, orange, chocolate malt shake, and slight roast. Taste is up front fruit sweetness, oranges, followed my an earthy chalky roasted bitterness into a chocolate malt shake with more oranges and pine hops on the finish. It’s like a chocolate malt with orange zest and hops. Complex, tasty, and interesting! Yum!
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
growler thanks to bu11zeye, dark brown color with a malty roast aroma and smoke roast and pine flavors, bitter smokey finish
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 ounce sampler tap at Haymarket in Chicago. It’s black in color with some dark brown foam. The smell is nice and oatmeal-y, and it really resembles a hoppy stout. I’d order this again any time I find it.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Growler, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a deep mahogany (near black) body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, citrus, and grass. Flavor of roasted malt, herbs, chocolate, citrus, grass, and char.
czar (4687) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at hill farmstead harvest festival. black with a decent medium dark beige head, some retention and lacing. nose is lots of fresh floral hops with roastiness. dry palate. relatively short finish. average carbonation. somewhat a bit light body. above average for sure.
hombrepalo (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz pour @ Piece. Poured a dark brown color with brown head. Smells like woods, pines and roasted malts. Taste is similar with the wet pine hops standing out. A bit thin.
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Normally would stand out but had it at hills farmstead so it’s a little watery. Hoppy and roasted as you could imagine
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler via a trade. Pours with a black body and a large tan head with good lace and pretty decent retention. Aroma has an odd styrofoam quality, but past that there is chocolate, some fruit, citrus, orange and some esters. Malt bill is a bit on the prominent side of things. Flavors of chocolate, an odd grape character, fruit, citrus, tangerine, lightly grassy. Only a medium bitterness, with a dry finish and medium carbonation.