hackobock (3213) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 30, 2014. Bottle at home, bottled on october 6, 2014.
Dark brown with a creamy dense off-white head. Aroma is sweet ripe pineapple, mango, red berries pine and faint roasted coffee notes. Taste is sweet ripe tropical fruits, light grassy and roasted bitterness. Finish is light bitter with light sweet fruits and light coffee. Medium bodied, average carbonation.
delnoche (502) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12fl oz bottle poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint. Very dark brown with two fingers off white head. Aroma is subtle candy and piney hops. Flavor is basically the same. The hops flavor intensifies for the duration of the long finish. A mellow good-tasting brew.
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tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Deep brown, chestnut body. Translucent at the edges only with a frothy khaki foam that plumps up nicely. Aroma of citrus & grapefruit peel, lightly bitter pines, & a deep undercurrent of semi-bitter roasted malts with a hint of dark chocolate sweetness creeping in the back. Maybe some very faint coffee grounds, too. Hint of char. Flavor has a nice balance of the roasted malts, mild ashiness, & burnt cacao bean blending with overtones of pine, grapefruit pith, & bitter citrus rind. Slight balance of sweetness on the back-end from the dark malts. Never swings too far one way, though. Balanced, albeit a touch mild overall. Still a nice, easy drink for the style, though. Not bad.
Atom (2098) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a dark cola brown win ruby highlights and a large khaki head. Aroma of sweet citrusy resinous pine, with mild chocolate and slight roasted malt. Taste is sweet, resinous bright citrus hops, chocolate malt, with a solid bitterness on the finish. Pretty decent.
zeke626 (459) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours a dark reddish-brown body with a light brown head. Aroma of fresh citrus/pine hops with some roasted malts and licorice. Taste is mainly roasted malts, piney hops, and a little cocoa/licorice.
slowrunner77 (9411) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"the hoppy stuff has been the only chink in the new glarus armor. nothing bad, but definitely not standouts like the fruit beers...or the wheats...or the barleywines...or the lagers :) this ended up being a very nice, well-done session ale. lighter in all aspects than the majority of black ipas i;ve had, but very pleaseant and well balanced at the same time. reminded me of the hop and malt profile of odell mnt standard, and awesome black ipa...just a ton lighter. easy drinking and refreshing, though. thanks Lou, for the liver damage!"
knickskicks (1119) - - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour, tan head. Nose is piney, roasted malts, hop resin, slight veggies. Taste is pine, a touch of coffee, roasted malts. Creamy mouthfeel with a dry bitter finish.
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the brewery. Aroma of fresh, piney, leafy and lightly fruity hop, some background caramel sweetness and toasted, dark bread, some faint cocoa as well and slight coffee tones. Rather complex, all in all. Clear dark brown in color, head is very fine, slight and lasting. Flavor profile is likewise full of piney, fresh hops, darkly toasted malts, somewhat husky grains and chocolate, finish is all hop bitterness and lingering, leafy, piney flavor. Slightly prickly mouthfeel, lightly resinous with a medium body. Good, for sure, but not what I would call an outstanding example of the style.
Troupis (201) - - JUL 3, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I drank this on tap at the brewery in New Glarus. It could have tasted awful but doesn't matter when you're in heaven. Love the hops.
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tmoreau (3509) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cellared and shared 12 oz. bottles poured to snifters, showing a black/brown color, with a touch of amber highlighting at the stem, light tan froth to bubbly film, and spotty lacing. The nose was roasted, wood, molasses, and mocha notes. Medium bodied, the taste offered the same notes, with a bit of creaminess to the mouthfeel, but a diminished, citrus & pine bitterness that still retained some dryness for the finish. Enjoyable, but will have to try fresh when up in WI..