Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2012 Bottle from pack rat vinny. Cheers! Aroma citrus/dark fruit. Black/ brown body. Molases provides great mouth feel and sweetness. Citrus upfront then pine which echoes then subdued by malt/chocolate finish. A very inspiring ale indeed.
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Darknole, thanks. A black/brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of dark fruits, bitter hops and spices. The taste of dark sweet fruit, bitter hops and notes of spices. The aftertaste is sweet with bitter.
phaleslu (6608) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle as a local trade bonus. Pours an initially hazy cola brown that clears up, with a small tan head. Aroma of citrusy, earthy hops, toasty, roasty, and chocolate malts, pine, and herbs. The flavor follows the same tack, with chocolate, roast, earth, pine resin, citrus, and earth. A little metallic note, too. Light-medium bodied, with a fruity mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice BIPA.
starewich (141) - - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This might be the best-smelling beer Iíve ever had. The nose is crazy strong with fruit and citrus and pine. Flavor is similar but muddled. Make sure youíve taken a few good whiffs of it before finishing it off because the aroma is something to behold.
TChrome (1420) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my sixth bottle of this beer and I have love every one. Beer pours dark brown color with a retained tan colored head. Aroma is very pleasent with chocolate and fresh pine also some toast. Taste is a beautiful amalgem of sweet and bitter, somewhat like dark chocolate. Another awesome New Glarus brew. Amazing!!!
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours from the bottle a sable red/black with a medium cream head clinging all over the glass - wonderful appearance. Has a bright spruce aroma. Taste is spruce, coffee and a mild background flavor of whiskey. The aftertaste is very dry and lingering. This is one of my favorite easy-to-drink, local beers of the moment.
naivepegasus (338) - USA - AUG 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black with a shade of red and about a finger of off- dark fruit and hops in the nose. The taste has a lot of depth- the hops are there but thereís also some raisin and dark malts. Good stuff, though.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma is well balanced dead chocolate and near metallic crack, then herbal grass cuttings and other savory fare. pour is opaque with airy soap suds head, lack of density and messy legs. flavor is initial fudgey roast with expected hop twinge to follow. hops begin as citrus then fruits begin to burst, hints of pine and rounder herbal note with mint at forefront. bitter roast closes. what a balance!
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: July 01, 2012
Source: Tasting, First Sunday
Appearance: dark with clear ruby edges, wispy beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma, caramel sweetness, touch of chocolate
Flavor: rich caramel and chocolate flavor, plenty of citrus hops
Overall: more of a hoppy brown but really great
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
Jacksuhn (11) - - AUG 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is far and away the best aspect of this beer. Sweet, citrus, and resin are the dominant hop aromas. Itís a thin dark brew, with a short lasting white head. Itís got some decent dark caramel and plumb flavors in there, but a very light body. Thatís where this beer is lacking most. Itís just too thin and fizzy for me.
Overall I wonít be drinking much of this. Itís a decent IPA but just lacks the dark malt characteristics Iím looking for, and I canít overlook the lack of body.