dnstone (2092) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black-brown in color with soft off-white head. Light sweet roast aroma. Sweet and subtley...hoppy-piney and strong but dominated by roast sweetness.
maley1 (618) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a very small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and hops. Taste of roasted malts, faint caramel and hops. Medium bodied, perfect carbonation, very well balanced. Went down way too fast, very good sessionable black IPA, alcohol well hidden.
Ibrew2or3 (6436) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours up at AZ Strong Ale Fest 2014 with a mahogany colored body that has thin copper edges and supports a thin mocha head. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts as well as some dark roasted coffee and to a lesser degree a citrus hop like note. The taste starts with dark roasted malts and some coffee notes and then mild and somewhat vague citrus to spicy hoppiness. The roasted malts pick up into the finish. This tries to come together and it feels like it is going in a cohesive direction but the hops just donít help this thing get there.
Ferris (1865) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Roast malts and some piney hops. Jet black with a brown head. Dark roast and hoppy bitterness. There is big bitterness in there but well balanced and a nice finish. A nice roasty black.
jkwood04 (3213) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, light hops, and some dough and off notes. Flavors donít mesh well. Average texture. Not great. Donít really know how fresh this bottle is, but I wonít be finishing it.
TempeCoyote (54) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black with thin tan head poured from a 12oz bottle. Smells like a shot of espresso. Piney hops like a walk in the woods with roasted bottom of the coffee pot malts that stick with the beer to the end. All this flavor action hides the high abv incredibly well.
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Lubiere (9299) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark IPA with a thin brown head.. In aroma, light chocolate malt with coffee grind, and floral hops. In mouth, a sweet fruity chocolate malt with light coffee and floral hops. Very nice. On tap at Filmbar.
arminjewell (5570) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap, dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of nutty notes, hints of roast, coffee, lots of pine, grassy notes in there, touch of floral notes as well into some dark cocoa. Taste is a mix of dark cocoa, roast, slight coffee into some nutty notes, hints of pine and grass, herbal notes, finishing bitter.
BelgianBeerGal (2958) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flagstaff bottle. This is really like you took a porter and crossed it with an IPA and got a really cool, full bodied beer out of it. Nice hop bitterness but also some chocolate and coffee too. Nicely done.
DiarmaidBHK (3124) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Tís liquor. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Not much on the nose. Has some hoppiness on the tongue. Finishes clean. Hides the alcohol well but itís not a spectacular enough beer to convince me about the style.
Headbanger (2859) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Goblet 9/1/13 (Copper Blues-PHX)-Pours black with a nice off white head. Aroma of hops, and citrus. Taste of hops, chocolate, coffee, and malt. This full bodied brew kicks ass.