Awktoberfest (386) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Middle of the road black ipa. Roastie... Sweet...a little hop nose... Repeatable? Maybe splitting a small glass or plan for a long evening... Ok
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Bacterial (2873) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour at Autumn Brew Review. Dark brown pour. Piney resin aroma, lots of hops and easy to drink. Really well done. Glad to get to try this.
Atom (2170) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at BLB pours a dark brown/black with a medium tan head. Aroma has an odd caramel candy sweetness, reminds me of a dentists office, with some roasted malts. Same weird sweetness as aroma but subdued, lots of hop bitterness, roasted coffee and chocolate malts. Strange, but enjoyable.
burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Someone aside sewage smell? Yeah I agree. Smelled like manure. A buddy of mine with me agreed. Taste was fine, smell was horrible.
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really like this one on tap in MN. Hops are high like you’d expect from Lagunitas. Good turn on the black IPA.
ElGaucho (2393) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Gold Nugget. Fresh, sweet roasted malt aroma. Fully opaque body with a thin off white head. First sip was borderline offensive. Having had a Sierra encase pale ale beforehand there was no doubt some necessary palate adjustment. A lot of stuff going on. Strong hop profile with an equally strong black roasted malt flavor. Unfortunately a faint sewage aspect that is increased when paired with potato skins.
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reminds me of a black IPA spliced spliced with a dark bitter. Aroma of pine, resin and burnt toast. The flavor is similar. A little citrus/fruit jam comes through as well, but in my view the burnt toast flavor overshadows the rest of what is going on. Well executed, but, as is the case with almost every black IPA I’ve tried, I don’t think it’s my style.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown, basically black, with a bit of light tan head. Aroma is citrusy with some pine notes, and a light toast-like background. Taste is hop forward, some citrus and herbal flavors, and more of that toast. It’s not roasty like coffee or black patent, but more like, well, lightly toasted bread. The finish is slightly sticky and resinous. Full bodied. Amazing.
944play (402) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Toad in the Hole. Deep brown with fine ecru foam. Punchy kumquat and grassy aromas, plus a bizarre mashup of herbal volatiles and candied fruit, like smashed Froot Loops as the aggregate with an Underberg cement. Flavor largely is as expected given aroma descriptors above. The surprise is the palate, with a strong carbonic bite and very clean ferment profile. Very brusque and unabashed, if slightly hard to take.
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery- Pour is black with a off white head.. Nose is nice roasty malt, caramel, piney hops, sweetness, tropical fruits..Taste is nice hops, sweetness, tropical fruits, roasty, caramel, faint chocolate.