jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
shared at Tampa wkly @markwise’s-tan-dk brown. A-citrus, roaty. T-follows. Don’t remember which hops Ray told me are in this :-)
Tmoney99 (10080) - 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.
hopdog (8521) - 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.
Sammy (8094) - 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.
DuffMan (6156) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from Sammy. Very dark brown, nearly black. Papaya fruit hop character, ripe melon, very sweet, with underlying silky roast. Big piney bitterness. Not bad.
deyholla (5968) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a light brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has an interesting combination of citrus, light pine, dark grains and light roasted malts. Flavor starts with smooth roasted malts and a hint of chocolate and has bitter citrus in the finish.
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle shared by b3shine- thanks, Beau! Pours a deep brown color with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted and chocolaty malts, nuts, tobacco, ash, and piney hops. The flavor is more heavily malty and toasty, and for some reason that works. Light-medium bodied, with a dry, toasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. I expected the Citra to be more pronounced here, but I really enjoyed the beer nonetheless. Really dig what I’ve had from this brewery so far.
DrSilverworm (5024) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, big thanks to umich03jm. Poured into my DFH IPA glass. Very dark brown, near black color. Good thin tan head, good retention. Leaves nice lace. Mmmm, awesome citrusy, tropical fruity hop nose to this. Good grassiness. Lots of fresh citrus, some pineapple. Good roast malt, and some chocolate, some cola. Light spicy hop. Medium body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Good moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Nice black IPA. Very tasty. Good chocolately character.
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Odd Side this past weekend. Served in a pint glass.
Pours a very dark brown with a single-finger off-white head and some good lacing. The nose brings forward heavy roast and a bit of chocolate. Mild tropical notes and pine behind that.
Flavor is comprised mostly of the roasted malts and chocolate, though the hops are certainly apparent. Behind the roast is some tropical fruit and light notes of pine tree.
Light-medium body with a very dry finish. Not as good as the regular CPA, but still tasty.
alexsdad06 (4527) - 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.