Theis (14290) - 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.
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown pour, light brown head. Flavors of molasses, hops and a dry stout. Tastes like shoot Guinness foreign extra stout.
Sammy (9328) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A black ale, big roast, not that much of the hops except in a bitter finish. Good taste and decent drinkability. I get this kind of thing in trades.
GT2 (9259) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
651mL shared at Congregation Azusa. Pours black with red highlights. Weak foam. Nose is hoppy black IPA style with dank hops, roast, tar, meat, olive. Taste is dusty, ashy moving to some buttery chocolate, hazelnut, slick dairy, coffee with creamer. Strange, maybe some diacetyl is in there but taken over by hop content.
Dogbrick (9176) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is a brownish-black color with a medium foamy tan head that diminishes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. The aroma is roasty with malt and coffee notes plus some chocolate. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and hops. The finish is charred malt up front with a mild hoppy aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
crossovert (8853) - 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.
DrSilverworm (8164) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, shared. Bottled 11/1/12. Dark black clear color. Little brown head. Decent lace. Good chocolate and earthy hop nose. Nice coffee in the flavor, works. Some herbal. Surprisingly bigger body, good crisp carbonation, dry texture. Solid bitter taste. Very nice hoppy stout.
deyholla (7713) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.
BVery (7606) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 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.
Ughsmash (7327) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GTMW. Poured deep brown with a creamy, dense dark brown head. The aroma picked up a lot of spicy pine over toasted chocolate malts.. fresh and engaging. The flavor found toasted black malts with lesser chocolate at the core.. a lot of pine and sprucey hops around and through the finish.. tasty stuff. Medium-bodied and quite bitter on the palate.. moderate-plus carbonation.. nice balance.