musinj6 (420) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque black with small head and moderate lacing. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt up front with some subtle grapefruit hop in the background. Moderately bitter throughout. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation. Long, full bitter finish. this is well crafted. I like this a lot. It starts off almost as if it’s going to be more like a porter, but the hops catch you to remind you what you’re really drinking. Bravo to this.
edgallow (2457) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can pours black with a tan head. Aroma of caramel, citrus and pine. Taste is resin, citrus, malts and some chocolate.
Obfuscate (133) - Minneapolis, - DEC 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark black with a beige head. Smells of hops, chocolate and roasted malts. Tastes the same. Very good balance and easy to drink. A great example of the style.
kaser (3306) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12pz Can to glass pour at home, compliments of chad. Black with off white head. Cocoa and biscuit aroma. Chalky milky and bitter chocolate taste. Full flavor in this sucker. Delicious.
jackl (5057) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg @ Indeed. Deep brown. Pine cone and cocoa. Some cream. Lovely aggressive PNW hoppiness. Rich ash and dark chocolate. Pillowy and full. Slightly dry on the finish. Medium body, soft carb. Great.
kathouse (1139) - Nevada, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2014 On tap at Crooked Pint. Deep mahogany with a light brown foam. Nice citrus hop aroma. Medium body. Nice mix of pine hop bitterness and chocolate. Well balanced and very enjoyable.
kambei70 (695) - - OCT 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 bottle. Jet black with virtually no head. Aroma is dark malt and grass and a hint of sourness. Taste is dark burnt malt with a grassy bitterness. Thin mouthfeel.
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jeremyh70 (795) - Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a big dark tan head that lasts forever and leaves good lacing. Aroma of pine, citrus and some chocolate. Taste has bittersweet chocolate, some roastiness, citrus and a combination of bright roasty and piney bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth drinking and a good blend of flavors. Not very complex but very enjoyable.
fiercepanda (600) - Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A black beer with a tan head. The aroma and flavor are roasted, smoky malt and fruity hops.
LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with a thick light tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, sweet roasted malt, hop oils. Flavor of roasted malt, smooth chocolate, charred malt with grassy hops and hop oils in the finish. Very robust, tastes like a roasty brown IPA.
Braudog (5932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Don’t get me started on my rant about "black IPAs" again ... this is a good coffee-based base, a bit chalky, with a big hoppy flourish. It’s good, but I still don’t care for the combination. (#5667, 8/28/2014)