rederic (2790) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, dark brown color, with a pillowy tan-beige head, with a mild floral leafy, grassy, piney, coniferous, citrus hoppy nose, with some toasted, caramel, roasted malt, chocolate cake, faint roasted coffee bean accents, and with some lemon, grapefruit peel, subtle lemon marmalade notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, chocolate bar, roasted, toasted, caramel, black malt, earthy flowery citrus, grassy, leafy, minty, piney hoppy character, with a light organic ground coffee bean, mint chocolate bar, lemon, grapefruit, orange peel fruity flavours, leading towards a mild chocolatey, earthy leafy, minty, citrus, piney, coniferous hop bitterness finish.
Davros (1725) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a large tan head.
Lots of roasty malt as a flavour along with menthol, pine and smoke. Interesting.
Flavours include coffee grounds, roasted malt, caramel, piny hops, spicy notes. Finishes with a bold bitterness with both piny and roasty components.
Carbonation is just a little high.
chuckstout (184) - Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Citrus, floral and bread aromas. Pours a near black with a off white head. Light mouthfeel good bitterness some dry roast and resin decent ipa, but not a CDA they should have stuck with calling it a black ipa. False marketing.
gam (2915) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beige head dark pour medium carbonation aromas citrus strong malt notes of good lagers of old for some reason the flavours medium bitter grapefruit lemon caramel apricot resin touch roast coffee a certain crispness the finish fair tasting ale good crisp hops smooth to crisp malts medium bitter nice resin touch good black IPA
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with thick beige head. Nice citrusy hop aroma with floral and chocolate notes. Flavour is a pleasant balance of hop and malt with a chocolate and hop finish.
hawthorne00 (2106) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 10C. Dark red brown with a beige head that fades. Floral grapefruit and lemon aroma with some coffee and licorice. Very light-bodied, has that lack of presence/ weediness that sometimes turns up in organic beers. A little mocha, licorice, plenty of citrus flavours, pine. Finish is dry and fairly bitter.
Beese (675) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at HUB Portland, OR on 5 June 2013.
Pours a very dark almost black with a lingering tan head. Great bitter citrus hop aroma. Full on hop bitterness rounded with burnt coffee and dark chocolate on the palate.
bulldogops (821) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 oz sample at Beer Revolution, courtesy of @bresnev. Pours a sinful black, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is a violent clash between toasted malt, and citrus, grainy hops. Taste is extremely hoppy, tempered with a pleasant coffee, chocolate, burnt sugar sweetness that disguises the higher abv quite well. Whatever this is seceding from, it’s succeding..
dfearnley (582) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to pint glass
Aroma of lemon, hops and caramel. Deep deep red with a nice long lasting thin creamy tan head. Taste is sweet and bitter with a nice toasted malt.
Theydon_Bois (5454) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Goodlife, Bend, 23/05/13.
Light black with a thin tan head.
Nose is hops, cocoa, light coffee, pine.
Taste comprises hops, pine, biscuit, grapefruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dryish in the finish.