madmitch76 (12094) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
18th March 2009
Very dark brown clear beer. Very frothy tan head. Soft palate but with a dry finish. Plenty of bitter grapefruit hops with no real complexity. A little soft malt. Drinkable.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz. bottle) Pours a cloudy brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of rye, citrus, and roasted black malts. Flavor of rye, hops (pine, citrus), and toffee with a moderately bitter finish.
TBone (11145) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby color, small steady off-white head, some lace. Intensive nose: blackberry juice and sweetness. Active carbonation. Blackcurrant and bready malts: combination of berries, hops and sweet candies. Finish is hoppy. Very interesting and unique, good!
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Large beige head atop cola brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, caramel, pine.earthy, light anise. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, grapefruit, caramel, roast, light dark chocolate. Soft, light-medium body, low carbonation, very drinkable.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of a murky chestnut brown with a thin bubbly head. The aroma is very toasty and earthy, both from malt and hops. Toasty palate with earthy hops, a dull bitterness and unfortunately not much brightness. Gets chewy towards the finish, possibly with some alcohol. Just needed something for me to latch onto.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: November 21, 2008
Source: Liquid Solutions
Appearance: black, wispy tan head, streaks of lace
Aroma: roasted and dark chocolate aroma with sweet pine
Flavor: roasted malt flavor, lots of pine, dark chocolate and citrus, lots of hops and roasted malt
Overall: good, but the flavors do not really mesh together too well
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle–pours a rich tan head and brown color with orange. Aroma is pine, sweet fruit, some medium malt. Taste is resin/earthy hops with flat bite, secondary dark malt-baker’s chocolate/earthy. Thanks to decaturstevo for sharing.
Pinball (10133) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at papsø
clear red amber, smooth white head.
nom nom. sweet malts, loads of hops, dark roasted malts, sweet fruity notes, faint vineous notes. dry. hoppy. dark malty...
flavor is roasted malty, strong hoppy grapefruity note, good roasted black ipa.
bhensonb (9812) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Liquid Solutions. Very dark color, but there is lots of ruby on the edges. The head is multifinger beige. Aromas of resin and floral hop with roasted malt. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Taste is astringent hop with reasonably toasted malt. There is a lot of herb or floral aspect. Maybe even a little grassiness. Sort of puckers the mouth in the finish. Lots going on with this one. With time I can imagine there is a bit of sour. But maybe it’s just astringency.
Travlr (9809) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max’s. Brown with a medium white head. Aroma of chocolate and pepper. Flavor has fresh hops, lots of caramel and a smoke finish. Interesting.