Travlr (13023) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black color, fluffy tan head with solid lacing, good retention. Aroma of bright pine on a roasty background. Taste is bitter chocolate and coffee covered pine and grapefruit. Works well.
lb4lb (2552) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black beige head. Smell is sweet chocolate oxidized. Taste is smooth roasty malt sugar raisin. Decent
twindadplus2 (598) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from the 11/29 batch. Deep walnut brown with a firm tan head that lasts. Crisp aroma of sharp pine and grapefruit with a bit of doughy malt in the background. Spicy herbal hops flavor with dry citrus notes and a hint of creamy malt. A long dark, creamy finish rounds it out. This is one of their best.
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during RBWG 2014 Late Night - Asheville. Pours dark brown with a foamy, tan head. Solid ICDA. Rich, dark bread, burnt pine, cocoa and brownies. Full bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. Warming finish, more burnt pine, some earth, chocolate. Very tasty.
GT2 (8684) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Afterparty Day 1 ][ 22oz ][ RBWG Globe ][ Free ][ 2/6/14 ]
>> Thanks dmac for this wale. Deep pour, thick foam. Nice spicy fresh nose, orange peel flavored dark chocolate, flashes of cough medicine and camphor. Taste is bright orange/ grapefruit style dark chocolate. Interesting- a well blended juxtaposition. Really good.
jtclockwork (8780) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Etched glass bottle at RBWG. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of resin, pine, roast chocolate, orange candy and cocoa. Medium body.
thome50 (1064) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via Wrye, thanks for sharing! Pours a dark brown with thin khaki head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of faded grapefruit, orange burnt chocolate. Taste is dark bakers chocolate with some faded hops and high boost alcohol at the finish. Almost a burn.
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is celery, herbal, and pine hops with roast and chocolate malt. Flavor is dark malt forward with dark fruits, spices, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
dmac (4166) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber from MOTORHEADTODD him MOTHEFUNKIN self. Poured a mostly clear medium density dark brown with a foamy light beige head. Aroma of burnt citrus, dsrk toast, chocolate. Full body that finishes kedium dry and strong carbonation with lingering aftertaste. Flavor a bit above aroma with chocolate, toast, citrus, grapefruit rind, chocolate muffin mix. Good stuff.
Sparkyxj (3) - Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
First cracked open cap, huge citrus aroma, GRAPEFRUIT!!. Poured a deep dark brown with tan head, Very smooth and creamy with a bit of a hop bite. Very nice Black IPA. Grapefruit hop aroma was very intense for the first 2 weeks in a bottle, after 1 month, very diminished from original aroma.