jimhilt (2413) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights, ton of yeast left in bottle. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Slight grapefruit nose, flavor is grapefruit and hints of caramel, some lingering bitter aftertaste. Decent DIPA. $5.49 for a 22oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.
reggiedunlop (3109) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a thin mocha head. Aroma has mild alcohol and burnt/roasty malt notes. Flavor is hoppy and doughy...mild burnt malty note. Mouthfeel is light/medium and the finish is mildly burnt.
garthicus (2693) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to HogTownHarry. Appearance: pitch black, small white head. Aroma: malt, chocolate, spice, coffee. Flavour: leather, chocolate, spice, long chocolate finish.
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BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a creamy tan head that settled to a ring and left good lace. Aroma of floral and pine with a light malt backing. The flavor found floral, light pine, and light roast. Medium body and medium bitterness.
squidknuckle (22) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gift from boss! Who doesn’t remember giving it to me. Must have been bottled at least a year ago. 22oz brown glass crown cap. Served well chilled in a tulip. Very dark brown with red hints. Fluffy, very light brown clay-colored head. Barnyard brownies, menthol, mild coffee, and dried fruits and grass waft forth challengingly. Only first sip shows booze. Wonderful earthy creamy texture. Flavors of coffee-cookie, mild basilly thing is very cool, a little Spanish brandy and toffee. Very good hoppy dark ale blurs the line between strong porter and IPA. Great with tangy feta, tomato, fresh thyme, black pepper, olive oil salad. Also the best looking label of any Rock Art beer I’ve seen.
egajdzis (5365) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, light roast, citrus, and light alcohol. Taste of citrus, pine, tobacco, roast, grapefruit, and light alcohol in the finish.
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Dark brown pour with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roast, licorice, chocolate, coffee, some piney/earthiness. Tastes of roast, chocolate, licorice, and some earth.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. brown bottle. Basically a black beer with a large head. Nice retention. The aroma is piney up front and resiny with a background of roast. The taste is sweet with lots of caramel, roast and a moderate level of bitterness in the end. A decent beer and would like to try a guaranteed fresh bottle.
jtclockwork (8593) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Jcwattsrugger. Pours black. Tan head. Nose/taste of pineapple, cocoa powder, baker’s chocolate, pine and hops. Some black licorice in taste as it warms. Finishes dry and almost piny. Medium body. Mild chalky ash as it gets warmer.
pete4999 (1073) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle purchased from the brewery in Morrisville (IIRC). Smell is actually tremendous - much more hops than i was expecting. Pours opaque with a fast-fading tan head. Looks like a porter. As it warms (and is poured out of the bottle), it smells of a lot of malt - very smoky, some roasted black coffee in it. Hops are pretty subdued. Almost tastes like an extra-hopped porter. Very good.