Howlader (385) - - FEB 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4oz taster served at Churchkey in Washington DC in early 2013. Pretty good black IPA
Iphonephan (2575) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Westover Beer Garden. Pours black with a thick tan head. Feint aroma of roasted malt. Rich and creamy mouthfeel. Light licorice flavors. Smooth, slightly bitter finish
Suttree (4864) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, or maybe more of a very dark red. Decent head. Ever had, like a grapefruit and cup of coffee for breakfast? Well, that’s pretty much what you’ve got here...
DruncanVeasey (6800) - NUNEATON, Top 5, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, The Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. Ruby with a creamy white head and lacework aplenty. Soggy biscuit and Turkish delight aroma with some good musky hop behind it. Full of hop floweriness, orange skin and lemon zest with a balancing crumb of nut. Tasty but a touch one-dimensional.
jcwattsrugger (10889) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @BT-pours a tan head that laces with dark brown color. Aroma is cocoa-dark malt. Taste is cocoa-dark malt, 2nd pine hop. A session feel.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with a cream colored head. Light toasty aroma with malt andlight grapefruit. Brown malt flavor with grapefruit and pine. Medium bodied. Toastiness and malt lingers with grapefruit and pine.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at City Beer, SF. The pour reminded me of a kind of port wine, with a modest head, and overall I found it nothing too impressive to look at. The nose was average, with the roasted malts fairly understated and not much else signifying any character. The taste was also underwhelming, with only moderate bitterness and not too much hop character. I’d put it somewhere just slightly south of Krunkles.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler… Clear, dark ruby ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The nose offers subtle dark-roasted grains and hints of cocoa and pine. Light to medium-bodied and mildly creamy with tingly carbonation. The flavor leans bitter and lightly singed. Crisp, medium bitter, grassy finish.
marcus (5848) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Freakin Frog. Pours black with a thin beige head and a treacle aroma. There is a sweet molasses flavor and a little carbonation with a dry bitter finish.
jeremytoni (2881) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tap poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a lingering bitter finish.