riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is strong and hoppy with West Coast prerequisites of grapefruit and pine. Darker malts hit first on the flavor with an interesting roast and a little fruitiness. This is trumped by huge hops. Pine and grapefruit take over and kick my mouth’s ass. Bitter and resiny. Dry and tasty. Unique mix between roast and hops. I liked this one a lot!
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ON tap at brewery. Clear dark brown with a fizzy white head. Citrus and very hoppy aroma and taste with a crisp dry finish.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear ruby red brown color/ tan head. Sweet chocolate, sugary floral hop aromas. medium body. Bittersweet flavors of dark chocolate, caramel, mild coffee, pine sap, medium roasted malts; a bit thin.
Beershine (5178) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught from PP Carlsbad. Totally opaque dark brown with very white nitro-looking creamy long lasting milkshake head. Sweet but balanced nose. Hot! Solvent! Disappointment.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Guest tap on draught at Dark Lord Days ’08. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thin off-white head that has some nice retention and sticky lacing throughout. Aroma of sweet grapefruit, a touch of roasted chocolate malt, some mellon, and pine. Taste is medium to full bodied, light carbonation with flavors of toasted and slightly smoked dark malts, grapefruit and some citrus zest. Finish is semi-sweet with a smoked dark malt aftertaste the slowly disappears.
Borresteijn (4154) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 4:20, RBESG Rome day 3. Almost black colour, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, liquorice, grapefruit hops. Flavour is roasted malts, light ashy, liquorice, spicy hoppy grapefruit finish. Medium bodied. OK. Don’t really dig the "style".
JohnnyJ (3904) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at PP Carlsbad. Dark brown/red pour with nice thick foam head. Roasted malt, caramel, bitter hops, pine, citrus, and grapefruit. It’s a really nice black IPA, one of the better ones.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at DLD 08. pours black with off white head. nose is hoppy, grapefruit and piney with subtle hints of toasted malts and chocolate. flavors are much of the same, subtle roast and citrus to it. a full mouth feel. clean finish. i wish i could drink more of this.
IrishBoy (3689) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Pizza Port Carlsbad; Nose of citrus and floral hops; clear black with a small beige head; flavor is hop bitterness with some piney notes; finish is lightly bitter.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2009 draft at DLD. Very interesting beer, nose is distinctly of pot and pungent hops. Taste is comparable. Very hoppy with a minimal amount of roastiness. Very nice beer with a very dark look.