tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (500 ml). Black with a medium creamy beige head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, resinous, tropical fruits and caramel. Taste is slightly sweet with roasted malt, pine, tropical fruits, caramel and a light bitter finish. Medium body. Slightly dry. Average carbonation. Good Black IPA. A tad watery on the finish, but well balanced and drinkable aplenty. I preferred Another One though.
craftycarl21 (2135) - Washington, Washington DC, 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.
dnstone (2111) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice roasty aroma. Rounded roasty flavor that lingers...quite light yet super flavorful.
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kaser (2108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour from bottle. Huge chocolate and cocoa taste. Coffee too. Smooth but still a pretty hoppy beer. Really enjoyable
Reynolds314 (2089) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge piney danky hoppiness and chocolate back bone somehow work in this one without being too muddled. Roast and citrus are light and round it out well.
Maverick34 (2042) - New York, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Brownish black pour. Biggsh ihead. Aroma is yeast, rye and hints of malt. Interesting taste of malts mixed with funk hops.
johnnnniee (2039) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a solid black color with a huge tan head that persists forever. Earthy hoppy aroma with a roasty chocolate some dark fruit and a hint of cardboard. The flavor is earthy and citrus hoppy with a fair amount of dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick roasty gritty mouthfeel. Nice hoppy porter very tasty.
Beergeek23322 (2026) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark mahogany, almost black with a large beige head. Aromas are floral with dark, roasted malt. Buttery mouthfeel with plenty of hops and malt showing through. Long, bitter finish. Awesome beer.
boxofrane (1878) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with minimal head. The aroma has a bit of milk chocolate, quite a bit of vanilla, and a light smoke. The taste is quite bitter, roasty, more bitter, solid duration. Great in the style.
Jow (1863) - New York, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle while hanging out with my son late night. Pours deep brown with lovely head and nice lacing. Despite being stuffy ingot a nice nose of cocoa and hops. Tastes of piney hops, grapefruit, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, and herbs. Creamy yet bitter mouthfeel. Another winner from Maine.