Veeks (55) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
roasty, caramel, black, frothy, medium bitterness, surprising for a dark beer, medium body, surprising for a porter / stout which is what you think you’re drinking when you see this, really tasty, and I was drinking this in plastic at a beer tent at a DMB show!
Psytron (1231) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell of roasted malt. Black colour, light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, hops, cocoa. Bitter, medium sweet. Soft, medium-rich carbon, ashy palate. Medium body, slightly watery.
Nejhleader (1222) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a solid black ipa. has a bit of a roast hop aroma. taste is a mild pine mixed with some roast malts, smooth body, good texture bit creamy. A nice brew.
AdamJackson (2344) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Off black, amber edges. 2 finger coffee head. Nose is roasty charcoal licorice with a major fruitiness. Chocolate and peat. Very light though. Thin mouthfeel. Pine needle. Finish is maple smoke
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky darkness. Sweet, almost oyster-like nose. Chewy texture up front; thinner toward the finish. A bit too roasty for a black IPA, IMO. Odd tobacco note in the background. Hops seemed way too mild, with subdued hints of herbs and earth. Mild to moderate bitterness just wasn’t enough. I craved more hops and less roast.
Darkmagus82 (448) - - MAY 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA reviewed 1-15-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Black. Very little light seeps through this brew. It forms a nice white head which dissipates slowly over time to leave just a slight amount of lacing.
Smell – Some roasted aromas initially meet the nose. Coffee and some roasted barley/malt. This is quickly followed by some more citrusy hops.
Taste – A wonderful nutty, coffee, and a bit of cocoa hit the tastebuds first. This is quickly subdued by some more sweet maltiness of sweetened chocolate. The hops then enter and take over. Citrus and a tiny bit of pine. A strange taste transition, but very pleasing.
Mouthfeel – A good level of body and a nice level of carbonation both good for the more stout like body as well as the IPA like nature of the beer.
Overall - This is one good beer. The best of anything I have tried with Wolvers/otter creek and a beer that is excellent as a standard go to.
arnold931 (400) - Iowa, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft in Bar Harbor. Pours very dark with a light head. You also get some malt in the finish. A mild black IPA.
devman171 (880) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Aroma is light roast and piney floral hops. Taste is pretty mildly toasty and bitter, pretty tasty but nothing memorable.
Westkyoto77 (501) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark cola look, inviting citra hop nose. Slightly sticky palate. Flavours of citrus, roasted malt and light caramel. Little bit of smoke in the end. Flavoursome without being cloying. Not a bad drop.
wlajwl (3745) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is dark malts, citrus and light pine. The flavor is grapefruit, citrus, mild candy sugar, dark malts and a tart/mildly bitter finish.
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
sepia with thin cream head. Ultra sweet nose, faintly oxidized and banana estery, hot with chocolate hints. Boozy flavor up front, moderate banana and chocolate malt mid, burnt through the chalky, grating, waxy ethanol finish.