ross (2020) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black colored pour with a tan head on it. Smell is hoppy, malty, and has a fair amount of roasted chocolate in the nose. Taste sweet and hoppy, smooth and easy to drink. Refreshing to a certain degree...followed it up with a Stone Sublimely - no comparison.
Reynolds314 (2007) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like a Black IPA, Smells like a black IPA, and tastes like a black IPA. Very flavorful and robust with hoppy notes and roasty profile. First beer by this brewery was great.
Ernesto987 (3222) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big roasted flavors then bam the hops hit. Huge flavors hit at all different times.
OldGrowth (2414) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Triangle Wine Company. has a serve by 4/2012 date. Good aroma, sweet and roasty. Pine, little earthy mossy, chocolate. Dark orangy brown color, good head minor lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Meduim body, creamy mouthfeel, dry bitter finish. Pretty tasty, nicely mixed. aroma was kind of mellow, flavor got nicer as it warmed.
vtafro (2280) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Pine, earthy light citrus hop tones. Aging hops, moss, roasted notes, still hints of earthy pine. Would have liked to drink this fresh.
PackPride (112) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is very unique in that it has some taste notes that you don’t really expect. Firstly, the color is appearance of the beer is very nice with a dark chocolaty color. Their is some nice aromas that accompany this beer, with a chocolate, and even citrusy smell to go along with it. The taste has a long bitter taste to it is accompanied with a orange citrus taste as well. Very good beer with a very long finish!
Warsteiner (11) - Monroe, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Toasted, nutty, Light hops
Appearance: light head, light brown, fair lacing, dark coffee
Flavor: good balance, starts sweet immediately replaced with bitter
Palate: Light dry clean
Overall: Very good balance for the senses.
thirdeye11 (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bomber best by Dec 11 thanks to Exiled) clearish deep brown with soapy edge bubbles. Nose of honey, funk, lactose, roasty, and grapefruit. Taste is roasty, bitter, grapefruit, and leans towards bitter rather than roasty or sweet. Oily body.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Black, tan head, solid lacing. Aroma is chocolatey and pine. Taste is bitter chocolate, body is light to medium. Not bad.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black/brown cola colored pour with a very rapidly fading khaki head. Nice pine/citrus hop aroma over subtle malty notes. Coffee chocolate mocha flavor with a blast of hop bitterness. Medium bodied with medium-high tingly carbonation and moderate astringency. Very nice. One of my favorite Olde Hickory beers.