craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2013 Draft at Churchkey. Beautiful black pour with a medium-sized off-white head. Nose and flavor are fully rife with earthen loam and rich pine and spruce bitterness, hints of pink grapefruit and lemon rind, and beautiful chocolate and roasty bitterness. Smooth and flavorful throughout the taste. Not quite as vibrant as my favorites of the style (Shaun Hill), but that’s a tall order, and this is an outstanding brew.
jcr (2527) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep brown/black body. Frothy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, grapefruit, roasted malts, pine, cocoa, citrus. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, moderate to lively carbonation. Nice balance of roasted malts, bitter hops, chocolate, resin, charcoal. Lingering bitterness. Clean.
Cousin_Larry (873) - - JUN 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at WOBFest 2016. Another hit by Maine brewing. Excellent beer with a whole lot going on. Very malty and hits you with some chocolate flavor, then there’s citrus and finally there’s some coffee at the end. Kind of like a three-course meal and dessert in a single sip.
jbruner (3851) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque brownish black on tap with fluffy tan head that dissipates to leave good lacing. Aroma of big piney hops and lots of strong chocolate malt and a hint of earthy roast. Taste is even more toward the pine and chocolate, less roast, mild bitterness. Right along the style, solid beer.
Tide (2796) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a friend. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, coffee, chocolate, licorice, pine and hops. Bitter finish with coffee, licorice, pine, hops, nuts and roasted malts. Exquisite black IPA.
skiatd1 (32) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 18, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance- almost stout in appearance
Aroma-roasted malt in character with a subtle hop presence
Taste- roasted dark ale with malt characteristic bordering on a stout/porter with a late hop presence that balances the smooth malt with a slightly bitter mouth feel.
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nealblind (1648) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 10, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
dark brown pour long lasting orange brown cream head. Aroma roasted caramel, coffee, woody carob. Tastes smooth carob some citrus hops, dry stout characteristics with thicker creamy body. Super smooth coffee flavor. Chocolate with a tangy hint of carob, peaches. lacks the uncouth astringency of inferior BIPAs. This one restores my faith in the style. EXCELLENT.
weihenweizen (3017) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle, bottled March 11, 2016 poured into a glass. Black with big beige/light brown head. Aroma is herbal hops & dark malt, medium body, medium carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, herbal hops, some anise, some pine hops, and dry finish. Pretty heavy, flavorful, but just not for me.
hershiser2 (1903) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
$7.29 bomber, Wine Warehouse. Pours black with a large light brown, smooth, soft, fluffy head. Beautiful hoppy nose: citrus and pine, along with roasted malts, nuts, light coffee. Flavor is thinner than the nose: light flavors of peach and mango, along with a bit of citrus peel and pine. Slight coffee and chocolate tinge as well.
ilovedarkbeer (2699) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brown color with a foamy cream colored head. Notes of roasted nuts, milk chocolate, orange citrus, and brown sugar. Nice beer really well balanced.
hackobock (3285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
July 22, 2015. On tap at the brewery.
Black with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet licorice, notes of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, pine, grass and peach. Taste is light to medium sweet with licorice, toffee and peach. Crisp bitter roasted finish with pine and grass and hints of sweet licorice. Medium bodied, average carbonation.