drewbeerme (3896) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2013 Bottle, thanks Kan! Pours dark brown with white head. Aroma has nice citrus and pine, Flavors of are juicy fruit, citrus, malty, Good stuff. 3.7
Shared again by Kan around X-mas ’12 and was not a fan. really strange hop combo not mixing well with the malt base. didn’t get a wheat character in it so...3.4
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft pour. Cool different style. Alomst black pour with wheat notes in the taste but yet hoppy in the aroma and taste/
pushkinwow (2226) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Black with a light mocha creamy head. Slight roasted malt, toasted hops and grains. Light body, moderate carbonation, but bitter, bit of coffee, becomes dry and a little more bitter on the end. Was initially too cold - as it warmed up the complexity really started to shine through - also a much better finish.
deyholla (7944) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fliptop shared by Kan. Pours a near clear deep brown with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a combination of roast malts, coffee and pine hops. Flavor has a good amount of pine hops that is backed by a bit of roast and dark grains.
AdamChandler (3515) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
$6 at three penny
Pitch black. 2 finger leathery brown head that fades to a thin Layer. Nice lacing
Smell is smoker malts, chocolate and tobacco. Lots of American piney hops.
Taste is very bitter, hint of smoke and some pine cone at the finish. Espresso beans and honey as well
Medium body. High carbonation on this tap.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler, poured black with tan head which dissipated quickly. Smell and taste of malt and cocoa. Very smooth with a dry finish. Nice balance between the malt and hops, overall one of my favorite black ipa’s
biggirlpanties (194) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL swing top thanks to GT2 via yourefragile. Thanks! Great appearance : opaque black with a fluffy tan head. Webby lacing. Aroma is peat moss, ash, wet earth. Taste is woody, bitter, hints of fresh grapefruit juice paired with coffee. Strange combination of aromas and flavors that don’t meld as well as its rivals. Palate is okay, thinner, needs more body. Feels overly bitter and sharp. Definitely good beer but disappointing for hill farmstead.
BrewBoxer (2442) - New York, New York, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at rnh. Herbal and grassy with a citrus fruit tang but with very dark and roasted malt. Chocolate and coffee notes. Hints nuts and spicy rye. Deliscious.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Capones in Norristown, PA.
Pours pitch black with a half finger beige head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of lace left behind.
Slightly floral hop aroma countered by slightly roasted malt notes. Hints of pine and citrus along with chocolate, toffee and toast. Not much wheat character and the nose is kind of bland.
Medium bodied and fuller than expected with a nice balance of dry, bitter hops and roasted makt. Could use some sweetness and there’s not much wheat character. Dry, bitter, piny hops up front linger over hints of chocolate, coffee, toast and oatmeal. Subtle citrus presence along with some grapefruit and faint orange/lemon zest. Decent and well balanced but nothing about this reminds me of wheat beer. Also, could use more sweetness.