MIBRomeo (2444) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pouring at GTMW 2012
Black pour, light tan huge head w/ good lacing. Big hoppy aroma hitns of strawberry very clean. Avg pal. Basic weak stout elements covered by lots of grass hops. Nothing special, like a black IPA more than a stout.
BVery (5129) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Revolution. Dark pour with a nice white head. Roasted coffee, chocolate, and a really nice dose of bitter hops. Slightly floral. Good stuff.
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a rather light scent up coffee, but then chocolate and pine starts to come into the scent. Taste is an awesome chocolate and coffee roast with some smokey character and booze kick. Quite a complex and interesting brew.
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drfabulous (3376) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at brewpub. Murky chocolate looking body. Bitter chocolate taste. Big roast. Overall, the bitterness makes this unique for me. Really enjoyed it.
deyholla (5381) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Kedzie location. Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a good amount of roast with coffee and a backing bitter chocolate note supported by grassy hops. Flavor has roasted malts and coffee with a really nice grassy hop note in the finish.
Newk (299) - - MAR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured from tap into a tulip. Pours a dark chocolate color with a frothy head
The hops are noticeable with some citrus and floral aromas along with chocolate and some roasted malts
Medium bodied with much more of a hop profile than a stout. Good flavors of citrus, hops, some florals and bitter chocolate on the attack.
Itís lacking a bit of depth and the hops dominate a bit too much for me. It comes off more as a black IPA than a stout
andyhwcinc (1257) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed on tap at Goose Island Stout Fest 2012 in Chicago, IL. This was fantastic. Appearance is pitch black with a rich off white head. Aroma of strong yeast and hops presence, more hoppy than anything else, which was welcome after drinking a ton of dominating/un-hoppy beers. Taste equal parts hops and chocolate which is unique, taste its pretty good, tad bitter, but thoroughly enjoyable. Great stuff!
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Revolution, Chicago. Black - offwhite head. Hugh hoppy. Kalket. Bitter malty and hoppy. High malty. Fruity grassy. Citrus. Licorice. Light medicine notes.
crossovert (5635) - Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lot better than the average black IPA. This one you can tell was a more well-produced recipe. A lot of hop flavor in this one, really fruity.
HighWine (926) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap flight at the brewery. Wasnít sure what to expect. I generally donít like black IPAs. Even though this is a stout, it has been compared to black IPAs. Amazingly floral and citrussy nose that reminds me of Fruity Pebbles cereal. Taste is similar. Unlike a lot of roasty black IPAs, the hops are forward in this brew and they are delicious. Fruity Pebbles in the mouth with just a hint of roasted malt in the background. Not astringent at all. Medium high lacing and a moderate palate. A nice surprise and a great beer .