Underdogs88 (274) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hop aroma is moderate with a citrus pine character, but is overpowered by notes of chocolate and coffee. Flavor has an acidic bite with again notes of citrus and pine hops with chocolate notes. Mouthfeel is medium light with medium carbonation. There is an astringency noticeable on the backend. Overall, the roasted malts are a little too strong and there is an unpleasant acidic bite to the beer.
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jackl (6305) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from WF, C’ville. Deep brown pour with an elegant creamy tan head. Maine have some of the best looking beers in the business. Nose is rich and inviting. Peppery hops. Pine. Hints of mandarin orange. Muscular espresso and dark cocoa provide depth. The flavor is wonderfully balanced, nuanced. Rich creamy malty sweetness cut by citrus hoppiness. Woody, dry finish. Medium body, somewhat oily. Effervescent carbonation. A real winner.
njager246 (690) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, citrus hops and malty notes on the aroma, very thick black ipa with chocolate and malts, great beer, very thick
tia (1474) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Blue Goat. Very dark with creamy mocha head and lots of lacing. Dank, earthy, roasty, piney and citric. Funky bitter then dry and roasty.
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown/black, big tan head. Little retention/some lace. Aroma of dark chocolate, espresso, pine, light citrus, roast. Taste is moderately bitter, espresso, pine, citrus, light roast/smoke, chocolate. Palate is slick, oily, bitter finish.
echudy (145) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another strong offering from Maine Beer; good standard 'beer' smell but nothing that stood out. Same with the flavor, but part of that is not my overall favorite style right now
LuckyDog (614) - - APR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very lightly carbonated. Moderate roast, but it’s there. Low bitterness. I’d enjoy drinking a few of these.
Niko100 (2452) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, pine hops, & citrus; Flavor of slight roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, pine hops, some coffee, and citrus; Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; Very nice.
Mjp12 (1097) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good black ipa, the extra malt gives balance to the hops, giving a well balanced beer
Beermack (725) - London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with good tan head. Incredible tropical nose - all the papaya pineapple and orange in the world with a bit of smokey coffee and leather too. Taste gives that tropical fruit blast along with some deeper citrus and some stickier resin. Coffee and light char rises, but stays as a frame rather than letting this get to "hoppy stout" territory. More juice comes out towards the finish, with strong citrus and pine. Light coffee, roast and citrus linger. Incredible stuff.