ChiGuy68 (513) - 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 (1532) - 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 wasn’t expecting something so strong from this outfit.
olsvammel (5441) - Örebro, 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 (2529) - 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. I’ve 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 (3001) - 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 (7590) - ITALY - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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Niko100 (2554) - Chicago, 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.
Clugger (13) - - APR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
resin, caramel, chocolate, coffee, black, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, astringent,
justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a deep near-black with red color with a foamy, off-white-near-brown head. Looks nice in a glass.
Aroma: There are definite hop aromas here, but they’re offset by an interesting, spicy malt character that is coming through as well. It’s an interesting combination on the nose.
Taste: Usually, black IPAs disappoint me because I think that it is so difficult to balance the hops and the dark malts, but this beer succeeds for me where so many others have failed. I think that there is a nice mix of piney, resiny hops (no real citrus on my palate) that mingles with an interesting spicy and earthy character. There is a touch of chocolate and a mild roasty, almost smoky presence that makes this an interesting beer.
Overall: This is a very good beer, a nice representation of the style. Having had so many bad black IPAs, I’m glad to have found one that does the style justice. That said, there is something missing that could propel this beer into my "A" range, so I have to give it a B+. It has definitely inspired me to try more Peak Organic beers in the future.