MrBunn (2523) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Morningwood release. Pours a deep brown with little head and thin aromas that remind me of hop smell when I have a cold (muted), a litte dark malt (coffee) and just a hint of booze. Flavor is pretty thin, both on the malt and hops. It’s good, but the hops is more of just a bitter presence (I’m dying for a punch of centennial dry hops!)
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
black pour with massive frothy brown head. spicy, piney hops. some subtle sweetness in the nose. resin everywhere. flavor is very bitter and earthy...huge pine. decent brew, but could use just a touch of malt in the body to balance the brutal bitterness. thin
Tmoney99 (11470) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A tap sample at brewpub. Poured clear brown color with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. My expectations where met with a second Black IPA.
deyholla (7474) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a clear dark brown with a brown head that lasted and laced. Aroma was sweet with grain, caramel, and just a hint of underlying molasses. Flavor was very malty with almost no hints of hops. The flavor was mainly caramel with some molasses and grain. Seemed much more like a brown ale the a black IPA.