commonmac (611) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Pint glass. Black with tan head that sticks around for drinking enjoyment. Roasted malt and some citrus hops on the nose. Some smoke. Taste is pretty standard black IPA but it’s above average. Lots of hop with a roasted malt backbone. Little chocolate and coffee. Really enjoyable hop-centric effort that is a good flagship for the brewery. I’d purchase with my one last silver dollar.
mnurda (1184) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Canned sample from Whole Foods in Minneapolis. Pours very dark with minimal head. Absolutely delicious blend of malt and hops. Cant wait to have this one again.
briandwagner (20) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Robust, rich, and hoppy taste with a nice crispness to it. Over all, very good.
edgallow (2618) - 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 (243) - 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 (3791) - 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 (5477) - 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 (1217) - 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 (759) - - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jeremyh70 (863) - 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.