MaBeer1972 (1792) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Julios. A jet black brew. Big thick frothy tan head. Herbal and chocolate aromas. Flavor is grassy herbal spice followed by a lasting bitter cocoa malt streak. Body is much thinner than a stout or porter, but this one is still quite filling. Lingering bitter spice notes. Very well made like most Maine beers.
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUL 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at SLL tasting. Pours a deep black with a big brown head that fades 3/4 moderately fast and then stalls, leaving a lumpy thick sheet with heavy lacing. Lots of fine carbonation. Smell is roasty, piney, tropical, clean and fresh. Taste is heavy roast bitterness, moderate coffee flavor, strong bitter piney finish. Mouthfeel is dry and resinous.
jcr (2544) - 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 (3926) - 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 (2927) - 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 (39) - 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 (1674) - 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 (3085) - 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 (2013) - 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 (2702) - 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.