kramer (4943) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small frothy light brown head. The nose is rather chocolaty and lightly roasty with a fairly heavy caramel sweetness and a light hoppiness. The flavor is more about the malt than the hops, chocolaty with a little licorice and burnt caramel base. The bitterness is light to moderate and gains strength on the finish. Amazingly, this was brewed at Shipyard and Iím not getting any diacetyl. Medium bodied with a fairly sturdy and clingy sweet malt base, soft fizzy carbonation. Not the best Black IPA, but Iíve had a lot worse.
ScipioA (301) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle pours pitch black with a small brown head. Lovely aroma thatís very akin to a heavily hopped IPA - citrus and pine - but some of the roasted malts come through too. The flavors are well put together, with the piney hops complimenting the dark stout base of roasted malt. Hints of raisin and burnt popcorn, with a very bitter and astringent finish. Very little alcohol profile in the aroma or taste. Very good dark ale, with some warm fuzzies from the organicalness thrown in too.
ChiGuy68 (411) - Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from a 12oz bottle. It poured dark brown with a tan head. Hop heavy aroma with ample maltiness on your nose and tongue.
Scrapersnbeer (1481) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is chocolate and coffee grounds with pine needles stuck in the drip filter. Very dark looking beer, like a strong porter. Some bitterness, devoid of any citric features, and complimented by big chocolate malt that has some lactic qualities. Obviously thick body, but has a crisp bite that keeps it away from the sludge realm of a big stout or porter. I wasnít expecting something so strong from this outfit.
olsvammel (3063) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Sorbon in Bromma (Stockholm). Malty and roasted smell. Similar taste, malty and roasted with some hops and also nuts.
BrewBoxer (2003) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black color. Nice head. Malty with mild hops. Full bodied and drinkable. Pretty good
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otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours liquid black with a huge tan head that fades soft and slow into a decent blanket. Swirls creamy. When held up to the light there is obsidian highlights along the edges.
Bright and hoppy along with black licorice and pine needles. Burnt wood and ash in the back. Very foresty. Bakers chocolate also in the back.
Black, burnt, and parching. Burnt woods with ash and smoke and pine tree bark in the back. Pine smoke and tobacco leaf weave in and out. Bakers chocolate in my breath. Pretty mild beginning but picks up quickly in the middle and finishes with a punch of long lingering bitterness that generates a mouth watering thirst. Burnt caramel. Medium-light weight. Burnt comes first with hops following suit followed by more burnt roasted notes.
Overall not too shabby. I have a bad habit of not expecting much from organic beers when in fact I should expect as much from them as I do any other craft beer. Iíve had three beers from Peak Organic and so far I have enjoyed 2 out of the 3 and I look forward to tasting more.
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Ed5388 (2089) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep black color with a medium foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, charcoal, alcohol, and resiny hops. Taste mirrors the nose, with chocolate and coffee, notes of dark fruit, alcohol, and then a pine and earthy hop flavor.
daniele (5384) - ITALY - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Scura buona dchiuma piuttosto persistente tostate biona lippolaturea leggermente agrumata erbacea discreta secchezza corpo medio amaro piuttosto deciso abbastanza lingo nel finale
Niko100 (2002) - Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, hops, light citrus, & some coffee notes; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, hops, some dark chocolate, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Overall, hides the ABV well - decent.