chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black/dark brown with a thick tan head. Floral hops, coffee, chocolate in the aroma and flavor. Roasted malt. Solid brew.
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
16.9 oz botle from Capone’s. Pours onyx with big 4-finger tan head. Nose is huge resiny hops, pine, dark roasty malt, coffee, cacao. Tastes very smooth, rich, with a front end of nitrogenated dark malt, incredibly velvety smooth, with mid-palate hops, coffee, cacao, and earthy molasses and blackberry and fig notes. This one is as smooth as it gets, and absolutely wonderful. Naysayers can suck my balls, because this one rules, and it even better than Alpha Klaus.
badlizard (5519) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a creamy tan head. Floral citrus hops, cherry, and chocolate aroma. Thick buttery palate. Bitter coffee and bitter dark chocolate tastes with a rich earthy finish.
patrickfannon (1200) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 16.9 oz. Split with and courtesy of James. Pours a deep brown with a thick tan bubbly head. Crazy ladder-rung lacing. amazing black floral IPA notes; dry hops, sweet malts, lavender, licorice, and bitter coffee. Full bodied with a dry roasted coffee, bitterly hoppy flavor. Some notes of vanilla and caramel. Very good stout.
TheEpeeist (3047) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz bottle. Dark brown with a frothy tan head. Nose is pine and chocolate that at first seems to clash but ends up blending nicely. Creamy body with a soft resiny buzz. Taste is grapefruit, French roast and orange juice. I suppose this qualifies as breakfast. More of a black IPA with the hops dominating the chocolate and caramel notes.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with a small brown head. Roasted hoppy aroma with vanilla, smoked notes and some perfume. Hoppy metal flavor, roasted, dark chocolate, grass and some perfume.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, roast, cocoa, citrus, and some vanilla bean. Taste of roasted malts, cocoa, some smoke, citrus, pine, and a dry, roasty, bitter pine finish.
Chalsk (962) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a Damico beer tasting. Pours a dark brown color with a caramel colored head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Sweet malty taste with a nice hop hit.
GMCC2181 (1479) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle picked up at StateLine... Intially shared by Roberto, this bottle was consumed at home. Poured into a snifter, dark black in color, good mocha colored head. Smells hoppy! (Duh) Lots of burnt roasted malts and coffee taste. The after taste is bitter, nice and hoppy. Creamy smooth body, easy to drink. Overall: A black IPA or a hoppy stout? Just more roasted malt and coffee... Simple but good stuff
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served from a bottle at the OTM Tasting room. The appearance is a pretty dark almost black hue with a small medium brown head. The aromas are where all the hops are. A nice citrus to earthly hop profile in the nose with a good roasted malt backing. The flavors seem to showcase the deeper malt roast profile with additions of some coffee and some oatmeal and other grains.. The mouth is pretty full boded with a heavy feeling after taste. Probably a bitterness left from the hops. I enjoyed this one and would love to try it again.