kramer (4892) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sixtel, at home. Pours a dark brown body with a one finger foamy light brown head that left some light lacing. The nose is bright with juicy citrusy hops over a Porter like malt base with coffee, light roast, chocolate, and a bit of dark wheat. The flavor walks the line really well between Porter and IPA. At various points I think it favors each of the two styles. It pleases both the ’Stoutie’ in me and the hophead. The coffee and dark chocolate linger nicely with a bit of resiny piney hops. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. I really like this beer, one of my most favorite beers from Old Forge to date. Liked it so much I bought a sixtel of it after I had a few pints at the brewpub.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Old Forge after a day at Knoebel’s during the Campground Brewdown. Pours a black to brown with a thin to medium bodied white to beige head. Roast and citrus on the nose. Nice soft roast and cocoa, chocolate and roast. Citrus, cocoa, earthy bitterness on the finish.
jercraigs (7691) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012-08-18. Black body with a small tan head. 3+ Lightly roasty character throughout, fruity, bitter, muted sweet malt middle, dry bitter roasty finish. 7+ Dry roasty malt in the aroma. 7+ Medium bodied palate. 3+ Simple solid stout, with decent amount of bitterness but I attributed it more to roast malt than hops... not nearly enough hops to call this a black IPA in my opinion. On tap, Old Forge brewpub
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at OF with campground brewdown gang: Dark pour with a beige head. Nice citrus on the nose and roasted barley-ness. Cocoa, chocolate malts with a nice resinous bitter. Well balanced.
douglas88 (5896) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GABF 2012. Pours a totally black color with a medium grey head. A big smoky and meaty nose with some pine. The flavor is sweet roast, smoke, lingering bitterness. Pretty good.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[4701-20120818] Tap. Roasted sweet beery grains aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting creamy tan head. Coffee roasted malt and burnt toast flavour. Full body. Good. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(@ brewpub, Danville, PA)
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Grey Lodge. Pours a black color with a dark tan head that falls to a cap with decent retention and leaves spotty lace. Aroma has spicy and herbal hops up front with a burst of grassy hops, along with a light burnt aroma and fresh bread. Taste is earthy and spicy hops with notes of peppercorn and fresh grass are up front. Clean malt profile with some burnt and molasses notes and a touch of coffee. Light dark fruitiness also. Medium bodied with a modest amount of carbonation and dry finish.
Nate (3708) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the brewery. Nice roast aroma, light barley, chocolate, spicy hops. Dark brown-black clear with creamy tan lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts dry with roasted barley and chocolate. Spicy bitter hops with lingering bitter after.
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam that doesn’t leave much foam. A bit of malt on the nose. More malt on the tongue with a fairly prominent pine flavor and corresponding bitterness on the finish. Solid but not my favorite style.
GT2 (8332) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Old Forge with the RB crew for Campdown Brewdown sojourn. Pours a clear deep ruby with mahogany highlights. Weaker head. Nose is rich dark chocolate. Savory. Taste is sharp, denser, richer with big soil/dirt. Watery palate. Bitter and heavy nut skin tannins in the finish. Oversteeped grain character common to all of the beers on tap.