realjb29 (27) - olean, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark with nice thin white head. The aroma is nice mix of citrus hops with a touch of pineapple and pine with some molasses and roasty notes as well. The initial taste is of hops strong citrus and pine with subtle mango notes. Mid taste is more malty with chocolate, coffee, licorice, currants, molasses and burnt sugar notes. Finishing taste is earthy, herbal with very resinous bitterness that lingers on the tongue. It has a chalky feel on the palate and it seems to be of average mouth feel. A decent black ipa. I like the bitter finish but would prefer it to wane a bit sooner. The chalky mouth feel is the major negative to an otherwise good beer. I like the the upfront citrus tones and would rebuy this beer.
DuffMan (8801) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Craft Beer Advent Calendar 2013. Dark brown, tan head. Hoppy aroma, ripe papaya and berries. Sweet fruity hop dominance, dark malts peek from below. Medium bitterness.
slimspady (219) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Day 21 CBAC. Pours black, thin head. Love the back and forth of the malts and hops. Smooth, medium palate. Decent representation of the style. Good beer.
dresden (1293) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with big brown head. Lots of chocolatey malt, light pine hop aroma. Taste is mostly chocolate, coffee, toffee, lacking in the hop flavour but there is a strong bitterness too.decent stuff I’d prefer to try fresher.
pintbypint (3222) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz brown bottle from Craft Beer Advent Calendar ’13. Dark brown in the glass, a few fingers of brown head survive through the drink. Nose has chocolate malts and some hops. Taste has earth, chocolate malt, roast. Late hop kick and some solid bitterness. Aftertaste has earth and roast and hops, alcohol stays hidden well. Nice.
hamfisted (74) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Advent calendar. Nice beer. Pours rich and dark, this is more of a porter than a black IPA. Malty, oily and a bit of bitterness and citrus on the back end.
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Craft Beer Calendar day 22. Aroma is of malts, dark chocolate, pine, earth. Tastes of roast malts and chocolate; also has really nice clear citrus notes which come in after the initial malt blast of oranges, tangerines, grapefruit. I enjoyed this one.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
CBAC day 21. Pours an opaque black with a nice brown head and lots of sticky lace. Aroma of citrus hops, orange, grapefruit, roasted malts, light chocolate and pine. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, grapefruit, citrus hops, pine and a nice bitterness throughout. Medium low carbonation and a very well balanced beer of malts and hops and very smooth for the high abv. Love this black ipa.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Advent 21. Noir is right, very dark with long lasting rich foam. Dark malt scent with hints of chocolate before being lost in a hop cloud. Front of flavour is light chocolate malt. Back end is more hops. Finish is unpleasant, herbal and soapy.
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour with tan head. Aroma is toast, orange marmalade, grapefruit. Flavour replicates nose. Lingering bitter grapefruit finish. Alcohol is well hidden. On the thin side.