ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown in color with an almost yellowish white head, this is mostly an opaque beer. Its aroma is a nice combination of slight hops atop a thick, slightly roasted malts. There’s a definite dark caramel malt presence... quite the nice nose! Its flavor is bitter and roasted, with hops taking a back seat, but its bitterness joins forces with the roast bitterness in the finish for a little bite. Nice!
Theydon_Bois (10618) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Hay Merchant, Houston, 21/05/13.
Mid black with a good sized light tan head.
Nose is juicy jammy hops, pine, cocoa dusting, blackcurrant, grapefruit.
Taste comprises hop, pine bite, bitter grapefruit, light mineral notes, touch of roast.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, hoppy bite in a dryish finish.
A great Black IPA !
jbeatty (1104) - New York, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 5/26/2013. Pours deep brown, nearly black, light tan head fades to creamy layer on the surface, thick sticky lacing. Aroma has chocolate and dark roast up front, bright resinous piney hops with lighter citrus notes on top, touch of caramel. Taste has tangerine and grapefruit, piney bitterness in the middle, dark roast and slight coffee lingering in the aftertaste. Medium palate, not too sticky and quite drinkable. Nice black IPA.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. dark brown, rocky tan head with good retention and regular lacing. citrus, peppers, floral, chocolate, slight alcohol, resin, toast. heavy bitter, medium-light sweet. medium body, slick and oily feel, average carb.
thebeerroom (8) - Brazoria, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy on the nose, but still sweet. Creamy thick head after the pour, then thin and silky till the end. The sweet IPA flavor up front with small hints of roastiness on the finish. Very good beer!
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DANEgerous (92) - Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Nice hops with a touch of cereal or maple syrup type notes it smells a touch sweeter than their Hopadillo.
Appearance: Deep black with amber tinges when held to light nice doughnut colored head that is substantial in size and how long it last.
Palate: Average, somewhat thick
Taste: Nice huge hops into a far sweeter finish than you would expect.
Overall: If you like Hopadillo you will lie this one it is very similar but has a deeper profile in both Hops and sweetness.
djd07 (4587) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with medium frothy beige head that leaves sticky lacing. The aroma is strong pine and grapefruit. Bitter hop bite with grapefruit and light roast. Very good.
ozarkspops (368) - - MAY 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Espresso color pour. Thick mocha head. Heavy lacing. Very strong hop aromas. Pine, spice, dank, and some citrus hop notes. Noticeable dark chocolate aroma in the background. Flavor is great. Beginning if flavor is dominated by piney and danky hop flavors. Then gives way to dark chocolate and coffee roast which isn't overpowering. Finish is a perfect bland of the hop flavors and bitterness with chocolate/coffee sweetness.
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mar (4971) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep Brown,cream head. Nose is grapefruit, bitter, piney, and bitter. Very smooth on the palate, heavy bitter hops, grapefruit, light roasted malt.
SudsMcDuff (6340) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint @ Houston Flying Saucer before the Old Ale tasting .. . deep black .. medium head, impressive lacing .. . nice and roasty, smooth and sessionable .. . . Remember when I giggled at his Sherlock Holmes hat? He sulked for a week and then closed his detective agency.