jkwalking05 (3971) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Backlog) Brownish, dark color, light tan head. The smell is hops, fruits, pine, citrus, and roast. The taste is roasty, pine, citrus, pine, cocoa, and some bitterness.
jake65 (2740) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Found this lost in the backlog; enjoyed 2/16/13. Dark brown pour with a modest beige head. Roasty nose, cocoa, and piney. The citrus and floral hops come through as dominant in the flavor, but still a fair amount of roast/toasted malt. Light cocoa. Good stuff.
BrettTaylor (575) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found this in the cellar today - best by date was 12 Apr 2012! Poured from bottle to glass - thick 4 finger head that was light tan in color setting on top of a dark, with hints of red, liquid. Hops are apparent, especially the Goldings, and an undertone of wheat/bread. Tastes like a mix between a pale ale and a porter, but with hints of wheat underneath. Still very pleasant to drink, even though well past it’s best by date!
harrymel (1504) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best by: 23FEB12
A: black with a finger off toasted cream head which falls quickly to a sheet of the same. sheet lace.
S: Spicy hops and toasted malts. Smells like an ABA. Some hints of burnt raisins. Me like.
T: Sharply bitter with a spicy tone over a nice toasted, dark malt profile. Good stuff.
M: medium bodied with slightly hi carb and a little to wet for my preference in this one.
O: This is the first beer in quite some time I’ve purchased and consumed over and over. I like it.
Serving type: bottle
gschrade (778) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Taste Carmel, chocolate, sweet. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bigguns22 (718) - Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s like a brown ipa. Dark brown color with hints of red. Tall tan head that lingers and sticks to the glass. Aroma is sweet,cocoa and hops. A great mix of hops and malts that will not let you down.
tectactoe (2510) - Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2013 Bottle: looks completely black upon pouring, but holding to the light reveals some deep ruby highlights. Beige-ish head with great retention, leaving a huge web of lacing all around. Aroma includes heavy cocoa & chocolate, a bit of roasted malt, & a wet, dripping dank note from the hops. Kind of herbal & maybe slightly citric, too. Taste starts off with some stale cocoa malt & a touch of ashiness with a floral, slightly dank & oily hop presence over top. Slight green, earthy, & onion-y notes hidden. Mildly bitter finish with a faint staleness about it. Citric bit grows with warmth but is still balanced by roasted, chocolate malts.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From Beerilicious iphone app: caramel and roast. not a huge fan of it. I would skip in the future
Beergeek23322 (2530) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
December 2011. From bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, citrus, caramel. Good balance. Bitter hops on the finish. Not bad at all.
BOSSbrewer (2069) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I'm not a fan of black ipa's but this is. Very drinkable beer. Pours a dark brown. Citrus on the nose. Good beer.