AdamJackson (2878) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finally opened this up hopefully it hasn’t fallen off. Enjoyed in a standard pint glass with buddies at around 40 degrees F. Almost midnight black, solid head that stuck around for a while..maybe my glass wasn’t clean? Smell is very roasty with tangerines and nuts. Taste is roasted malts, hint of chocolate, nuts like almonds and a mild bitterness. Pine and Citrus hop flavors and some oakyness at the finish.
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. rare batch79 bottle 50. Pours black with a tan head that left spotty lacing. Roasty earthy hoppy aroma. Flavor was roasted barley with citrus zest, grassy hops, pine and had a touch of caramel with a smooth & creamy finish.
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - APR 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was very impressed with this. Basically a super hoppy porter. Aroma is ashy, coffee, citrus, grass, soapy. Taste is very rich and roasty with a huge hop profile dominated by citrus and resin. Flavor explosion.
Lukaduke (2374) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Black Back. Pours a deep burnt umber with two fingers of thick tan foam. The nose is grassy, piney and full of roasted chocolate. The palate is smooth and velvety with a nice carbonation level and flavors to match the nose. Big chocolate roast, sticky pine and a long super roasty finish that holds a good bitterness and cleans up the palate on the finish !
Marheb (2299) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Un croisement bien opportun entre un café latte et une ipa de la côte ouest avec une présence en bouche pas loin d’être extraordinaire.
merc7186 (2250) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Black Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Thick Off White Head, Some Lacing
S: Resin, Dark Roasted Malts
T: Resin, Dark Roasted Malts, Mild Coffee
M: Great Carbonation, Medium To Full Bodied, Smokey, Mildly Bitter
Overall, a really good with a nice smokey black malts and hoppy taste.
matt7215 (2231) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber shared by jsprime. black with a tan head. big hoppy nose with a complimentary complex black malt aroma. the flavour is well balanced and complex. drink with the weight of an IPA but with the complexity of a young hoppy impy stout. very good black IPA.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from hbmason! Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma has roast, dank resiny hops and pine. Taste is semi-sweet and bitter. Thin bodied with a dry finish. One of the better examples of the style.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared my marcdesthya.
Appearance : Pitch black with a big creamy brown head. Nice lacing.
Aroma : Great fresh leafy and citrusy hops. Nice passion fruits.
Taste : Great hops, leafy, fresh and citrusy again. Light roasted malt. Finish is a bit roasty with light notes of coffee.
Overall : Great hop profile. Really enjoyable an tasty. Among the good examples of the style but not a top example. Still very clean and well made like everything from Sean Lawson !
wedgie9 (2096) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From old notes, tasted with Curtis and some friends in Nashville, probably some time near the summer of 2012, from bottle. Pours opaque, nearly black dark brown with a thick brown head that leaves average lace. The nose is a really nice blend of dank green earthy hops, along with both dark and milk chocolate. The flavor is very dry and nicely balanced milk chocolate malt up front, moving to the dank earthy hops and dark chocolate bitterness. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long super hoppy and bitter dark chocolate finish.