jimhilt (2392) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a four finger dark cream head that fades slowly leaving traces of lace. Black color, no highlights. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Baked chocolate nose and flavor is baked chocolate with some roasted coffee, almost a porter. Higher ABV hidden. 12oz bottle, from Gift Specialists Oceanside, California.
jkwalking05 (3646) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Brown in color with an average sized beige head. Aroma is of roasted malt. Taste is the same.
suprchunk (2103) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour. Small tan head. No lacing. Roasty aroma of malt. Taste is pretty much the same. Nice and roasty. Very good.
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BeerandBlues2 (9465) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours lightly particulate black with a medium, frothy tan head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy, minty, and pine hops, roast and caramel malt with plums and dates. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with dark bitter malt, dark fruits and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A rich dark brown color. Light smells of soft chocolate. Rich chocolate taste with a light nut and cream flavors adding in, Very enjoyable and smooth. Palate left with a slight chocolate residue.
fitwitchik (262) - USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured brown black with a beige head. Aroma of sweet citrus piney hops. The taset is classic black IPA fullness of flavor of roasty pine. Better than average. Would easily grab another bottle if I had one.
jbruner (2177) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque brownish black from the bottle with thin cap of lacy tan head that leaves moderate webbing. Aroma of roasted malts and a nice bitter citrus back. Taste follows, bitterness falls off quickly and a nice piney back end. Pretty solid, kind of like a black IPA.
matthewjk (890) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Okay, I mostly like what is going on here. Sort of like a black ipa with a little extra malt. Smooth as hell and full of sediment. Pretty spot on for Mad River--not great, certainly not terrible.
DedicatedToFun (2334) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a bad dark beer, smooth, sweet, decent dark ale but no thing to brag about, los angeles
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
black color, aroma of roasted malts, caramel, pine hops, same flavors, chocolate, smoke, med to full body, smooth texture, pretty good