JStax (2570) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle thanks to mikedr. Pours a near black with a large froth of khaki colored foam. The aroma has lots of simcoe dankness and resinous pine. Taste is bitter up front, but moves on to a sweet, toffee like profile. Alcohol is well hidden.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2012 Black as coffee with a lingering head and mild aromatics. Medium nectar weight with excellent carbonation. A brew of bold nature yet balanced by then serenity of a sasquatch clan. Here is where brawn meets brains as this is sublimely balanced with enough meat on it to satisfy a Yeti. Hops are in check yet lively and ready to pounce.
jhamp9 (927) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a nice cream colored head and great lacing. Aroma is an interesting blend of fruit, coffee, and chocolate. Citrus taste up front followed by chocolate and coffee. Slight alcohol in the finish. Coffee aftertaste. Very interesting and good overall.
olr1984 (858) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours dark brown with tan head. Grapefruit pine aroma. Malt and pine taste.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear dark brown vs. black with mahogany hilights. Tan head with lots of lacing. Very nice wet dank musty wet grass. Roast and chocolate also present which is very well balanced with the hops, which is rare with this style. Incredibly tasty and well balanced. Roast and hoppy bitterness both present with neither overwhelming the other. Chewy palate. Whatever hops were used work much better than the piney hops most use. The piney hops do not balance near as well as found in other Black DIPA's. As it warms the chocolate comes out in the flavor. This is a style I normally don't like as I think the two styles don't meld well, however I feel that Mogollon figured out a way to make them mesh. Will definitely get more. If I was still trading I would feel comfortable sending this off as the Lagniappe. Alcohol incredibly well hidden.
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DMLINAZ (261) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really interesting. From a 22 oz. bottle from Total Wine, pours deep brown/black into a chilled pint glass. Initially it had no head so I thought something was wrong, but it developed a stout-like head that lasted a little bit. Aroma is medium-level: hops, but more. Flavor is hops, molasses, stout-like, and a lingering flavor of maltiness in the mouth. A lot of flavors here. Thick on the palate. Poured the rest into a tulip glass and got more flavor and aroma: some chocolate as it warms. Really good one.
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pitch black with a nice tan head. Aromas of malt, piney, cocoa, roasted and a tad smokey. Initial flavor is smooth, slightly bitter. Cocoa and roasted malt are up front with a nice piney hop bitterness finish, resiny and a touch of burnt. Mouthfeel is oily with slight stickiness. Not what I was expecting. At 10% the alcohol is well hidden. Not much of an IPA flavor at all, except for the pine hops. Itís definitely a good beer and worth a try, just a tad disappointed cause I was expecting a massive hoppy beer.
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, from PHX. Pure awesome. Chocolate & malt on the nose, smells like an imperial stout. Pours black, light head. Could use slightly more hops on the flavor, but thatís being picky. Awesome beer.
acsilver877 (10) - Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the first high gravity beer Iíve liked in a long time. I found that the upfront taste was excellent but the bitterness left behind was a little disappointing to me. Excellent nose, color, lacing and body. Cool name too.