ClassyBeagle (374) - USA - NOV 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
FROM NOTES: August 7, ’12
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Spiegelau tulip.
A: Roasted malts and chocolate notes dominate the aroma initially, but a strong piney, citrus hop profile reveals itself quickly. Smells fantastic.
A: Pours a very dark near-black, with some brownish/ruby highlights and a tan foam head that settles to a thin cap and splotchy lacework.
T: Delicate but successful balance between the hops and malts. Nice and hoppy with a fair amount of sweetness. There is also a strong amount of chocolate and roast with a equally as strong amount of hops.
P: Medium in body and moderate carbonation.
O: I tried to find fault with this beer, but it is excellent. The chocolate, roasty malt notes set it apart from other American Black Ales. If you like Black Ale, you MUST try this, IMO.
HenrikSoegaard (11533) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heay malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull hoppy and roasted flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.
sagmarium (78) - SPAIN - OCT 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, peach, hay, honey. Taste is hobey, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, coffee, tropical fruit. Excellent.
brokensail (13596) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ GABF. Very dark brown with a khaki head. Big herbal hop aroma. A touch vegetal, quite woody, and a bit piney. Lots of roasted malt, coffee grounds, chocolate, and some citrus peel. Bitter flavor of roasted malt, wood, herbs, and pine. Grass and orange peel hop notes, coffee grounds, and some milk chocolate sweetness. Didn’t care for this.
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Schwarz, grasig hopfiges aroma, etwas schokolade, geschmack kaffee, hopfenbittere
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ajnepple (3552) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Black with a tan head. Roasted malt, citrus, pine, bitter hops, chocolate, spices and grass. Nice!
Iphonephan (4610) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the GABF 2013. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma and flavors of grassy hops and pine. Bitter roasted finish.
Strykzone (5601) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at esbls. Red brown and clear. Big chocolate. Roasted notes. Big flavor.
ansalon (2029) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, peach, hay, honey. Taste is hobey, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, coffee, tropical fruit. Very good.
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want1DIPA (227) - - SEP 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bottle pour a few weeks back. Had this alongside the Black Racer and it measured up well. The toasty chocolate taste is delectable. Again, this is my favorite style of beer and I was very pleased with this craft beer!