radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown almost ebony color with a cream head. Chocolate and coffee notes in the aroma. Similar flavors in the taste with a more pronounced hoppiness. Soft carbonation and creamy texture. Bitter finish.
unclemattie (4116) - Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL bottle, foil wrap. Vintage 2013. Black pour, light tan foam. Herbal hop aroma, seductive resin nose. Nice roast, burnt character, chocolate, mixed berry esters, lingering pine. Finishes with plenty of hop oils. I think this is my favorite Hatter. (4111)
alliance100 (585) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at HopCat GR - pours mostly black . Soft citrus aroma . Taste brings mild roast and a nice floral note . Good .
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EtTuCthulhu (991) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color is a clear ruby brown with a large light tan head with good retention, and the aroma blends roasted and dark malts with piney and floral hops. The taste is mildly bitter, slightly sour, a touch sweet, and a touch umami, and the palate fuses a medium-light body, slick and thin texture, bitter finish, and a soft carbonation.
nearbeer (3586) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml. 2013 vintage. Black with a thick spongy foam that slowly settles to a lasting eighth inch. Nose is dark toffee with notes of molasses, chocolate, resin, citrus, cherry and plum. Flavors of dark caramel, semi-sweet chocolate, resin, orange, and dark fruits. Light-medium body is watery with a light astringency from the evergreen in the finish. At first had too much fizz for me, but shows a nice balance and drinkability. With possibly up to a year in the bottle, the hops have certainly diminished a bit, but they’re still noticeable. At this age, it tastes like a "session" version of Bigfoot and there’s not a thing wrong with that.
patrick767 (3524) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - Pours near black with a one finger tan head. The aroma is mainly of resinous, piney hops. It tastes moderately bitter with soft carbonation and subdued roast malt. It’s medium to full bodied with pleasantly lingering bitterness.
koleminer20 (535) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle into a pint glass. The pour is a dark dark brown/light black with solid presences of garnet around the edges. There is a decent light khaki head that falls down to a film, leaving a lightly spotty lace. The aroma is lightly roasty with a nice light caramel body to it. On the back end there is a little more of a light hoppiness and citrus presence. It's surprisingly light and doesn't carry a dominating presence. The flavor is similar. There is a good roasty, hoppy character, but then it falls off in a hurry. The mouth feel is really thin. There is a light carbonation, followed up by a lightly bitter roasty aftertaste that also vanishes quickly. Not very impressed
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UnsofistaCat (234) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad. I swear there is a slight taste of cola. Nose has pretty delicious, bready sniff. I’m not sure I’m a huge fan of black IPA.
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks troubles.Pours brown to black with a beige head, aroma of hops, marmalade, orange, chocolate and tangerine, flavor is bitter with grapefruit skin, pomelo, medium bodied, tasty
kerenmk (2162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks troubles. Black, opaque, with tan head. Coffee beans, roasted potatoes aroma, bitter, coke and roast taste, smooth, medium-bodied, carbonated, roasty finish.
tomer (1621) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At a tasting, small creamy head,very dark brown almost black colour, aroma of bread and grain with soy,nuts and a touch of barnyard, strong roasted flavour with dark bread, burned sugar and a touch of citrus with a pleasant long lasting bitterness. Nice but nothing more.