barn0216 (501) - California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from a buddy. Very dark brown, not much foam. Hoppy aroma with some roast. Nicely balanced flavor: hops, roast, ash, coffee grounds. Solid beer.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at brewery during RBSG. From notes. Coffee and citrus makes for a real winning combination. Diggin it.
drowland (6754) - Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/29/13. 12oz can thanks to ZMDR1975. Almost black pour with a small tan head. Dank hop aroma, touches of roasted malt aromas and acidity. Milder flavor than expected, some roast, chocolate, coffee, etc. with mild hop character. Tasty enough.
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can courtesy Brigadier. Thanks! Black pour, tan head. Aroma of pine/citrus, roast, chocolate. Taste is bitter, dark chocolate, pine. Palate is dry, soft, bitter finish.
b3shine (6503) - Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can to tulip (shared by Brigadier). Looks good; a dark brownish black with foamy light beige head that dissipates into lacing. Smells good; dark malt, dark chocolate, hops, and roast. Tastes like it smells, but less robust. Nice and smooth on the palate. Good beer.
nealblind (1027) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 30, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark pour slight tan head. Aroma of acrid burnt malt and grassy hops. Tastes the same. Watery and bitter. Too bitter.
devman171 (1217) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a can, aroma is light roast and pine straw hops, taste is pretty bitter, nice black ale!
csaso (1658) - Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap - good size tan colored foamy head, black color, pretty big piney hop aroma and flavor, mild roast malt notes, pretty good overll
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mar (5011) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can thanks to a friend. Pitch black /khaki head. Nose is pine, resin, roasted malt, and florals. Great palate, heavy pine / resin, florals, roasted malts, bitter finish.
Ericular (793) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark with a thick, lasting almond head and good lacing. Aroma is rich caramel, roasted coffee bean, pine and citrus hops - in that order. Taste is a wave of pine and roasted malts together. Roast is gentle in itself, but the cocoa coffee taste adds to the piney hops to form a lasting bitterness. Nice mild roast in the aftertaste, with the hops hanging on to sustain the bite. Palate is great - medium bodied, rich, and well carbonated. Overall this is a very good take on the style.