bigguns22 (400) - Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is bottled great looks great. Beer tasted better then it looks in bottle. Pour is dark brown with a med tan head. Aroma is hoppy and malty. Full flavored and great hop profile with a smokey finish. Gains greatly by warming up gives more full hop flavors.
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twindog (210) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice hop on taste pallet and noise nice pour not a lot of head nice bitters great pine notes I'm sure this will even be better when it's warmer.
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RaucusBacchus (16) - Sandy, Utah, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Magnum Bomber: excessive head mahogany with a slight haze. Excellent lacing. Burnt brown sugar nose. Malt forward with a nice bitter finish. A bottle built for sharing! ~m
TikiE (366) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled in Moab at the brewery! Pours a cloudy dark brown with a froathy tan head. Not as hoppy as I was expected...lots of carbonation. Nothing to special but good for what it is. I have definitely had better!
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1L Bottle. Pours clear black with a large, creamy and frothy light tan head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate and roast malt with earthy and pine hops, prune and raisin esters. Flavor is heavy hops and medium bitterness with dark malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
b3shine (2244) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml swing top to snifter (shared with jmborggren and others; thanks douglas88). Looks good; a deep brown with foamy beige head and lively carbonation. Smells soloed; bitter hops and malt. Tastes like it smells, only better, with chocolate notes and a nice, silky finish. Fantastic beer!
iguanodon (57) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 24, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
1L bottle. Pours cloudy dark brown with a hint of red. Huge tan head that lasts and lasts. Aroma of caramel, toffee, a little woody, something funky. Taste is super sweet caramel, a bit burnt. I’m not tasting any hops... Not what I’d call a black IPA.
dfearnley (322) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to taster
Oak, cinnamon, vanilla, cassis and nuts. Dark amber with fluffy tan head. Nice sweet malty taste.
jeffs515 (101) - Ogden, Utah, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is a malty coffee roasty with some piney and a little bit of sweet citrus. Pours almost black thick creamy tan head leaves a ton of lacing. Taste is very interesting very thick creamy with some piney resin and maybe some Carmel it does hav e some sweetness that us really good. Leaves in my opinion a very nice aftertaste. Kind of sweet and creamy like an orange cream sicel. Overall this is a good beer that comes in a huge bottle so I am sure to feel the full effects.
Terminus (2892) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle-purchased at the brewery August 2012-pours deep brown hue with a very nice fluffy lite tan head. nose is wierd-lots of woody hops, lite green apples, oak, but mostly wood and hops. the hops here are not all that punchy, could have been a little more robust on the hop profile. flavors exhibit mostly the big oak wood notes along with some piney hops, medicinal character, and lite alcohol heat. This is a very big beer for the ABV however, its not all that well put together. For Utah standards, its pretty good i guess. A VERY expensive beer at $15 a bottle that i wish was better for the money.