daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome! Grapfruit peel, citrus notes, floral hops, roasted malt, light cocoa! Flavor is hoppy and roasty. Grapefuit peel up front, roasted malt, light coffee, good malt bill. Nice.
Stuu666 (10877) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on the bus. Pours deep brown, nose is salty toffee, pine, roasted, taste is roasted, coffee, toffee, dry.
djd07 (10553) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark amber with creamy beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is roast, pine, resin. Medium body, roast, pine, lingering bitterness, very good.
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2012 Tasted on tap at the brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado. Creamy head with a great dark, hoppy aroma. Very tasty dark body with a very floral, hoppy aroma. Despite the high ABV, you can’t taste it. Highly recommended.
slowrunner77 (10248) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"12 ouncer from a 4-pack. after Stone SSR and 15th AV, I don’t think any other black ipa hangs with this bad boy. had it before bringing in the chrostmas tree...and they smelled the same! well, maybe a little more roast in the beer, but you get the idea. the hops used blended expertly with the dark malt to create a rich, piney brew, with roasted barley, licorice, chocolate, and an overall feeling of joy towards fellow man in the background. Similar to Deschutes Hop in the Dark but bigger. DEElicious. Between a 4.3 and a 4.4! Tasted damn fresh too!"
deyholla (10216) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bier Station. Pours a clear dark brown with a creamy brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has musty dark grains and roasted malts with an underlying earthy pine. Flavor has a combination of roasted malts and earthy pine with a creamy dark grain backbone.
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottlle. Extremely dark caramel red when held to light. Monster beige pillowy head. Mild aroma of citrus hop. Semi creamy mouthfeel. Very sweet taste of caramel, pine and citrus hop. Hard to describe but fantastic beer.
mR_fr0g (9538) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Leighton’s place 09/05/2016. Many thanks Daniel for this one. Amber brown coloured pour with a halo of greyish head. Aroma is slightly medicinal, plum, toasted grains, raspberry. Flavour is composed of slight stale grains, tangerine, sticky resin, toasted grains, pine. Palate is medium full, still my resin, moderate carbonation, decent.
phaleslu (9426) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Randall’s. Pours a very dark brown color with a big, sticky tan head. Aroma of piney hops, grapefruit citrus, peppery spices, roasted malts, toasted sugar, and cream. Flavor is essentially the same, with a nice balance of earthy hops and roasted malts. Medium-bodied, with a roasty mouthfeel and medium to high carbonation. Good black IPA, tried back-to-back with the Grand Teton Trout hop and rated the same.
KyotoLefty (9404) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose of chocolate, light coffee, berries, lightly phenolic, fudge. Cloudy black with lace. Sweet and chocolaty, berries, light roasting, some alcohol and a bit of soy. nice fudge.