trapped (1422) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Draught 55. Another inky black beer with creamy chocolate colored head, they seem to be proliferating. This one has a doughy aroma, low carbonation, sweetish taste with roasted malt at the background. It actually disappointed me a bit, I expected a stronger taste with possibly mocha flavors, but no. Well there is still some lingering chocolatey taste after a longish finish. Good but not great.
GIJOE (969) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a foamy, tan head. Nose is roasted malts with coffee and vanilla notes. Taste is balanced. Lightly bitter. Medium body, lively carbonation. Decent brew.
dhatton (188) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft, pours clear amber body with thin off-white head. Smells of dark fruit, caramel, and earthy yeast. Heavily roasted malt yields huge coffee flavors. Coffee dominates any complexity of taste. Average winter warmer, but too one-noted.
SG111 (611) - New York, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (twist off, amazingly). Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is malty, roasted, some cinnamon and Xmas spices but not overpowering. Flavor is roasted, sweet, some gingerbread spices, cinnamon, really a nice pleasant Xmas beer.
BrewBoxer (2457) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft NYC. Pours a dark heavy thick color. Interesting sweet type of malty flavor. Unique flavor with a subtle booze flavor. Ok
Onslow (1273) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 Oz bottle. Clear amber brown ale. Aroma of sweet malt, brown sugar. Taste is sweet malt, brown sugar , very sweet. A nice cold weather brew bit too sweet for me.
hotstuff (4408) - Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on 01-23-2013 (Bottle) This beer forms a medium sized semi-fizzy beige head with a short retention, copper transparent body and no lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, hint of banana and spicy. The flavor is caramel malt, sweet, spicy, and light hops. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light-medium bodied. This is a quaffable session beer that I would drink again,
TXBadger (1965) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep brown with tan head. Spice, dark fruits, and some roasted malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more spice.
cheap (4618) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Big and black beauty with nice head, shouldah been a 5. Like a black ipa on the palate. Perhaps a bit difficult to the unexpected. Yes, wew, dark beer fer sure. When i saw winter I thunk spicey but it is not; more like dark roasted strong beer. Yes, this must be black IPA, not strong ale, but I’m not doubting its strong, heheh. Thick medicinal finish. Not typical of the friendly point brand beers I’ve had in the past. Yes, either black ipa or baltic porter.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, very dark brown appearance with a frothy tan head. Slight aroma of raisin, dark fruits. Taste is dark fruit, roasted malt, mild bitterness. Pretty bland.