jkwood04 (5292) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of citrusy hops, roasted and dark malts, some pale malts, and light dough. Flavor the same with a good amount of hops. Average texture. An interesting beer, but I think the dark malts cover up the great flavor of these citrusy hops.
darb85 (225) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well balanced. Sweet nose. Very malty finish very smooth with a bit of a bitter finish
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh bottle from Champane’s Cellars. Very black and thick body. Smoke and ashtray aroma - unfortunately that was also the taste and therefore not so drinkable.
Tmoney99 (13590) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured clear dark brown with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt, chocolate, citrus hop aroma. Medium to abundant body with a dry slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a good complex beer.
alexsdad06 (9110) - Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a dark cola brown with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have roast, dusty, earthy, light citrus, lasting bitterness. Not bad.
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a rich creamy dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate soaked tropical fruits, roast, mango, passionfruit. Some pine, rich roast, and floral notes. The citra is well showcased in the aroma. Flavor is big, fruity, lots of delicious citra with touches of chocolate, roast. Medium bitterness. Medium bodied, crisp mouthfeel, light carbonation. Finishes with roast and pine. Interesting. I’ve never had citra in a dark beer before but this worked really well.
b3shine (8179) - Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint. Looks good; a semi-opaque dark coffee with thin light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes of dark malt, roast, and hops with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
hopdog (11579) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured a brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of pine, floral hops, roast, and some citrus. Tastes of chocolate, citrus, roast, pine, and some grassiness.
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Deep brown with one finger head. Rich toasty malt with big Citra hops. There’s a very nice interplay between the chocolate malt flavor and the fruity hops.
Beerman6686 (6379) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a darker brown color with a beige head. Aroma was lots of citra hops, medium roast too. Flavor was similar but more intense, big juicy fruity citra followed by a mild roast balance. One of if not the best black ipa i’ve ever had. Incredibily balanced.