sonnycheeba (4536) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours dark brown with average, fizzy beige head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is brett, oak, floral hops, caramel and cookie malts, and yeast. Flavor is toasted malts, earthy hops, brett, and some dark fruit esters; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is dank hops, Brettanomyces, cookie malt, light charred oak notes. Flavor is Brettanomyces, dark malt with sour dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour. Spicy hops, funky yeast, rubbery flavors. At times this has good qualities but in the end the phenols were a bit too much.
Steve_0 (3587) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pour is deep brown, almost black with a one-finger brown head and decent lacing. Brett, pine needles, light roast, a touch of menthol, and grass in the somewhat funky aroma. Taste is pretty clean for a brett fermented black IPA, with light notes of menthol, medicinal characteristics, pine, dark chocolate and biscuit with a medium bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Pretty interesting, and reminds me of Crooked Stave’s WWBB, but could definitely use some refining.
DesertDevil (673) - Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at its debut at Papago Brewing Co., which collaborated with Odell on this brew. Pours dark, dark brown with a hazy, thin head. Aroma of slight barnyard funk, rubber and Brett. Taste is quite heavy on the phenols early, with a pleasant funkiness late. Body is lighter than I expected. Drinks more like a Belgian Dark Strong than a black IPA.