GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to JMFG, I think. The smell is strong on the hops and vanilla, but the hops smell a little bit aged. The hops are still strong in the taste, though. Strong vanilla taste, also. Makes me think of a hopped up vanilla porter, or something. Interesting mix of flavors.
mar (4966) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. black pour with a creamy head. very smooth on the palate with a good flavor of roasted malt and some slight hops. clean finish with some bitterness.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye.
Pours a deep brown/black with beige head.
Aroma is fruity, roasted barely. Flavor has some fruit, nice hoppy tang, roasted barely, nice bitter. Medium mouthfeel, high carbonation. Overall, I really like this....good stuff!
blutt59 (6047) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, pour is a dark brown cola with a small tan head, nose of burnt pine with cooked fruit like a pineapple upside down cake, good body and finish
BMan1113VR (7880) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours with a small, light brown head and a very dark brown body. Aroma of citrus hops, caramel, nuts and light milk chocolate. Taste is orange and nuts. Light carbonation.
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle acquired in trade with riversideak (thanks!). Poured a deep and cloudy brown color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of roast, citrus, chocolate, pine, and floral hops. Tastes of citrus, roast, pine, and some dark fruits. Had a light tart finish. Lacing left on the glass.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very interesting and tasty. Berry-like sweetness with some black malt on the nose. Nice dark pour with a fluufy khaki head. Wrigleys flavor, some tartness, and lots of methinks EKGs. Thanks Andre!
TomDecapolis (4566) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 25, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at TND. Pours a deep brown with amber notes and a medium bubbly light tan head that laced. Aroma of fresh hops, toasted malt, chocolate, lightcaramel and pine. Flavor is all hops up front, pine resin, grapefruit, caramel, chocolate...loads of hop flavor.
BrownDogBeer (50) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Pour dark brown with a tan head that stayed for a while. Very heavy malt flavor. Medium body with a slight hop taste that lingers with a slight coffee/ bittersweet chocolate taste. Not as much hop taste as a typical IPA. Just enough to cover the malt.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Way too malty for my tastes, I think these so called darker IPAs will be a taste it might take me a while to acquire. It did make for a nice looking pour though, and obviously an amazing name and label.