wlajwl (5339) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is pine, dark malts and spices. The flavor is citrus, fruit, dark malts, hops/slight hop resin, grapefruit and a mix of increasing bitterness and mild heat in the finish.
cheap (5071) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2016
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Can. Fresh pine aroma. Looks like a terrific black beer. Rocking head. Oh so black and so bitter. Astringently dark blasting beer, straight away. Oh such a big dark rototiller. Mouth coating blackish bitter bullshit beer. Whew, now I’m gittin the diz. Cannot appreciate except for the sense numbing experience. Nasty negative Nellie.
fraternie (972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shows grapefruit and caramel malt notes up front that provide a nice contrast over its dark body and finishes with a blast of somewhat unbalanced hops. Pine cone hops linger with extreme bitterness.
arnold931 (1177) - Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours black with lots of off white head and lacing. Nose is pineapple and roast. Taste is similar with a little coffee and chocolate.
TattooJack (426) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the 6-pack of "cold as ice" cans, I have tried this beer a few times before, but I was "urgent" to rate it now that I saw it in cans. This beer looks like a Guinness and tastes like an IPA, it’s like I have "double vision". "I’ve been waiting" until I finish all 6 cans to rate this beer. "It feels like the first time" I’ve had a beer like this, even if it doesn’t I’m reaching for song titles at this point, what do you expect from a "dirty white boy"?!.
DrnkMcDermott (2972) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Single can from Trader Joe’s. Just past its sell-by of Dec. 21, and it packs a fresh hop blast when I pop the can. The pour looks more brown ale than black, but once in the glass, it lets now light shine through, as it kicks up a puffy stout-colored, but more foamy, head. Taste starts out, naturally, with big hops, and they, in turn, start out with a bit citrus before turning to pine and bitterness. Malt is a little more sweet than in most hoppy beers, and is sets off the hops very nicely. Very capable beer leaving happy sticky residue on my lips. I’m liking it here more than I should under other circumstances, but I’m just happy to have found it in my stash tonight.
rodenbach99 (3976) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une canette. Une robe brune foncée. Un nez de malts rôtis et grillés. Des notes de chocolat et de houblon herbeux. Une bouche agréable avec des notes de chocolat sur des houblons intenses.
Scipio (805) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown with a full, foamy, lingering beige head. The aroma is big on pine, grapefruit, and roasted malts, along with lesser amounts of floral hops and chocolate. The taste has plenty of bitterness. It gives you initial flavors of pine and grapefruit. Roasted malts, resin, some hints of chocolate, and some minor rye. Aftertaste sticks you with a roasted grapefruit. Medium in body, with a sticky texture, and some lively carbonation. Solid, though not one of my favorites from this style.
MrBunn (2643) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Predicable color and head. Aromas of chocolate and pine. Flavors are a nice mix of the above. Very serviceable example of the style and no interesting comments on my part.
SlovakSniper (4595) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Une canette. Belle robe brune foncée avec une mousse qui colle sur mon verre. Au niveau des arômes, les malts rôtis et chocolatés ne gênent aucunement les arômes de houblons verts, d’épinettes et d’agrumes. Au goût, les houblons colorent solidement le noir laissé par les céréales. En bouche, le liquide a un corps moyen-mince, est pétillant et légèrement aqueux. En finale, c’est amer de façon modérée.