auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle, purchased at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. As referenced in my Another One rating, I compared the two side by side. Let’s just say that this nicely crafted stout doesn’t do justice to hops. Oh sure, it tastes like a black IPA, like any Black IPA should, with that unique black malt twinge to a very grassy and pungent hop build, but it all builds together to taste like every other Black IPA, minus the mistakes. This is clean and fresh. Good, not great. Paired really well with clams steam southern Chinese-style.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at churchkey august 2013
Pours almost pitch black with a lovely tan head and sparse lacing. Nose is hoppy roasty chocolate lots of character. Damn chocolate covered hops here!!!! Damn! This has a lot of piney hops and roasty char notes. Shoukd be rated higher than it is. A lot of hops especially for being 2 months old damn! Hops and roast alk the way! Perfect for tge style!
BeerandBlues2 (9001) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear opaque black with a large, frothy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is earthy, pine, floral, and minty hops, roast and chocolate malt, prunes and figs. Flavor is lightly tart dark fruit, moderate hops and bitterness, light malt bitterness, light smoke notes, somewhat earthy and a dry finish. Medium-full body and medium carbonation.
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look: Black body, Tan frothy 2 1/2 finger head. Smell: Citrus, earthiness, tropical fruits, roast chocolate. Taste: Citrus, tropical fruits, roasted malt, nice semi-dry finish with a chocolate aftertaste and clean bitterness. Feel: Light body, medium carbonation. Overall: My first offering from Maine Beer Company. Will not be my last. Hop forward leaving the malt behind the scene yet enough to add depth. Very tasty. This brew is worthy
CamdenD (1054) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another stunner from MBC. This is more than just black Lunch. This IPA profile is totally different, as seen by its golden sibling, Another One. Drink.
Ernesto987 (3230) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great first impression, roasty and huge fantastic hop aroma and flavor. This is great
GMCC2181 (1490) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up at StateLine... Good looking pour, black with a big rocky head that settles slowly. Nose of bittering hops and roasted malts. Taste is initially the roasted malts followed by a lingering bitter hop in the after taste. Slight bakers chocolate taste. Well balanced and easy to drink. Overall: Never really enjoyed this style but this is a good example.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy dark brown with 3-finger clingy tan head. Nose was heavy resiny hops, roasty choc malt, cacao. Tastes roasty choc malty, with resiny hops, charred malt at mid-palate, and a hoppy almost tart finish.
Steve_0 (2106) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with friends courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man!! Pour is deep brown, almost black with a big frothy brown head and great lacing. Grapefruity, cocoa, light coffee, somewhat herbal, piney, grassy, and bready aroma. Taste is big grapefruity, roasty, chocolate, oranges, a touch herbal, piney, and resinous with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Tasty stuff.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Armin’s apartment, courtesy of lukaduke. Thanks Luke! Pours a deep brown appearance with a brown head. Very roasty, a bit charred, lightly smoky, slightly minty/sprucey aroma. Dark chocolate, somewhat charred, fairly spicy, piney/sprucey, fairly dry, light citrus flavor. Nice brew.