badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Skyview. Very dark brown color with a medium head. Strong piney hop aroma. Light biscuit and chocolate/roast flavor. Very strong bitterness. Rides the line of being an overhopped strong porter and a tinted IPA. Nicely done.
Leighton (9619) - 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 (7700) - Carlsbad, 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 (6890) - , 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 (849) - Boringville aka Irvine, 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 (8986) - 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 (3688) - 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 (2) - 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.
demmbonz (436) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bomber to shakers. Resinous hop aroma. Deep dark brown with a creamy head. Smooth and creamy mouth feel. Citrusy hop bite with roasted malt.
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small tan head with good retention and nice lacing. Fairly black with brown edging. Nose of pine, light roast and sweet citrus, bit danky dare i say??. Body is full, chewy and a bit oily with some crunchy resinous notes. Roast is nice and works well with the piny citrusy notes. Dry finish with a tame bite but makes for a nice over all black IPA trip. Bomber and glass from MOTORTODDHEAD! Thanks bro!
sherm1016 (1033) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, purchased on Black Friday 2013 at the brewery. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a huge tan head. Aroma is hoppy, peach, orange, some pine. Medium to heavy on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, chocolate, coffee, pine, citrus, orange, hay, grass, with a light bitter finish. A nice DIPA.