Tmoney99 (11709) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate hop and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
jcwattsrugger (11373) - 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 (11137) - 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.
Ratman197 (10922) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear dark brown nearly black with garnet highlights and a lasting creamy tan head with good lacing. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, mandarin orange, light pine, light roastiness and a faint hint of smoke. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a slightly dry finish. Flavors of orange, tangerine, pink grapefruit, light pine and a hint of roastiness with a smooth lightly dry lingering bitter finish.
kp (10884) - 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
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle received via trade with ditmier. Pours clear dark brown with an average, creamy, off-white head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted grain), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, pine), average yeast (sweat, earth) with notes of alcohol, grape, apple, and pear. Medium bodied, sticky and mineral texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.
jtclockwork (10463) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich dark ale. Resembles a farmhouse. I got a lot of earthy barnyard notes in the nose and palate. Rated 3/13/10
daknole (10162) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vert dark brown pour. Tons of resin on the aroma and some grapefruit peel. Flavor is very resinous and bitter. Light malt bill.
hopscotch (10015) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Pours clear and very dark with a burnt orange hue (when held up to bright light) and a large, fluffy, off-white head. Fantastic retention with cool, weeping lacework left behind. The nose is of caramel and earthy, leathery hops. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is a touch chocolaty, caramely and nutty; however, the tasty, bitter hops blow everything else out of the water. Lengthy, roasted, blazingly bitter finish. A big THANKS goes out to ygtbsm94 for shipping this bottle to me!
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. This one is all head... about a 5:2 ration of head to beer. Dark brown colored pour. The head is tan, obviously very large, foamy, with good head retention and lacing. Aroma is faded herbal, leafy hops with some caramel notes. There’s something in there that is earthy and reminiscent of crayons. Taste is caramel, toffee, light roast, anise, citrus and earthy hops. Medium bodied. A little bit on the odd side but overall a pleasant beer.