ejh8 (105) - - MAY 23, 2013
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This is awful. Even for an IPA it’s bad. The after taste lingers in the very worse way. It’s dark but gross. Hoppy but not happy. It’s growing hair on the back of our tongues like felt. Take away: don’t buy beer from Framingham. F-
Beersiveknown (3630) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home from alesela
dark brown-black, fluffy pale tan head, herbal piney bitterness with some roasty notes. Little hoppy character left but probably fairly decrepit at one year old. Nice enough if it were a stout but a tad disappointing as a CD lager.
Bebum (430) - - MAR 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper (SRM 23), clear coca-cola color,
Medium body, intense flavor, moderate alcohol heat but high carbonation, lingering aftertaste.
Moderately bitter and dry to the finish, sharp and mineral.
Intense roast flavors, coffee, slightly smoky, hint of sweet malt.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a generous tan head. Nose is hoppy-- citrus, herbal, grassy. Tastes caramel, mild notes of chocolate. Big malty backbone with balanced with citrusy hops. Complex, not heavy, finishes mildly bitter. Very nice!
tectactoe (2944) - Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Pours black-hole black with only the darkest of rubies shining through the very edges. A foamy, beige head settles & fizzles quickly to a collar. Up front nose brings pungent, piney hops overshadowing a bold, roasty backbone. Criss-cross of herbal hops, ash, roast, leaves, grass, & a mild kiss of black pepper. Smells almost more like a "Black IPL" than a true Schwarzbier. Taste further confirms that notion. Brash, piney hops collide with your tongue first, over top a heavily roasted malt bill. Notes of bitter citrus peel, grapefruit pith, cocoa powder, ashy roast, burnt bread, a touch of roasted caramel, & herbal leaves. Sharp mouth feel, high carbonation. Like I said, this seems more like the lager version of a Black IPA, but either way, good stuff.
yankeefan21 (134) - New York, USA - DEC 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma- mostly smoke and burnt grains.
Appearance - dark porter color with a frothy off-white head.
Taste - pure smoke and a salty burnt grain flavor. Another one trick pony by Jack’s Abby. Aftertaste is fairly bitter and long lasting, like burnt toast.
This was the one beer of the night we didn’t finish. I get what they were going for but it was too overdone for my tastes and lacked anything with regards to subtleness.
The Gavmeister (28) - , SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Craig’s...grapefruit and coffee bit of smokiness...pretty thin...not enough body...
McNeillR (1595) - SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light murky brown, dusty head. Neat nutty, cheap choc and bitter caramel bite. Smooth enough carbonation and finishes a little tinny bitter, linger is coppery.
Bottle, ScoIrl tasting
BenH (2843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of grapefruit and coffee, resin. Taste of coffee, grapefruit and pine. Decent body with a bitter finish.
Stuu666 (5597) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is very chocolatey, pine, taste is dry, roasted, chocolate, bitter, fruity.
allmyvinyl (5436) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aromas of chocolate, caramel. Taste is light herbal, more chocolate. Finishes dry, nice.