Panzuriel (1427) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown black beer with a thin head of tan bubbles. Aroma is floral hops and medium malt. Taste is medium roasted malt and a bit of floral hops. The body is nearly silky with some liveliness. Very nice sticky resin. Good finish.
hombrepalo (1936) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Dark brown/black color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted malt, pine hops, some tropical fruit, & citrus; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, pine hops, citrus and cocoa.
boozedude (2185) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber shared with lamont, pitch black pour with kacki head, aroma is hoppy joy, i could drink this all day, LOVE IT!!
Thechasm442 (400) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated from a bomber served in a tulilp glass. The beer pours a rich black, almost opaque in its hue. There is a fairly thick khaki colored head than recedes down and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is interesting. Cocoa, chocolate, mild roasted coffee, bright citrus hops, and hints of pepper in the back. Taste is somewhat puzzling. Coffee and tons of roasted malts meets a grapefruit and pine forward hop mix. It took me a few sips to figure out if it works or not, and it does. The beer is pretty dry from start to finish and there is a resiny, bitter flavor that lingers on the tongue. Overall a nice representation of the style and a beer I look forward to every seasonal release.
dmac (4678) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft during EBF weekend. Poured a really nice looking pitch black body under a large pillowy beige head. Aroma of pineapple, burnt grapefruit, chocolate, roastiness and very slight soapiness. Flavor is similar along with some chocolate and milk. Medium body with average carbonation and an average duration on the roasty aftertaste.
Ed5388 (2538) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber shared by JohnGonk. Poured a dark brown/almost black color with a small foamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, smoke, roasted malt, and light citrus notes. Taste of ash, burnt toast, dark chocolate, pine, and old citrus fruit.
edwardbass (645) - Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very, very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is roasty malt and some grassy hops. Taste is citrus rind, roasted grain, a tiny bit of dark chocolate and a bit of malt sweetness. Palate is a tiny bit lighter than some black IPAs. Pretty good,
scarletfire65 (1106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2015 Draft at Potter’s Bar in Chicago. Aroma is roasted malts and piney hops with faint citrus. Tastes earthy, leather, ash, pine resin. Has an underlying sweetness and a powerfully bitter finish. Really good.
AndyReynolds (1056) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the brewpub. Damn good shit. Citrus hops with a good roasted malt backbone.
tmoreau (2932) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and dispensed to a Czech-pils glass with a deepest brown color, with enough clarity to show amber highlighting, frothy tan head foam, and silky, curtain-like, clingy spray to the lacing. The nose was a bit of grain, malt sweetness, and mocha roastiness that finally showed up, but was mainly hidden by the sweetness, pronounced, citrusy grapefruit, and secondary resinous scent. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste included a citrusy & earthy hop bitterness that lingered, and roastiness that was again present, but still remained somewhat hidden. Some dryness appeared to assist in crispness to the finish. Liked the outcome.