jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle-shared @Small Tasting at my place-pours black with red tint and a rich/foamy tan head. Aroma is resin, 2nd sweet dark malt-roasty. Taste is sweet resin/pineapple hops with some bite, cocoa/chocolate/roasty-dark malt. Taste is more complex than the nose. Ok carbonation. As it warms, some licorice too.
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012-01-06. Very dark brown-black body, nice foamy tan head. 4+ Interesting aroma, alcohol, weird fruit character, sort of chocolate touches. Flavour is similar with odd fruit meets cocoa and light roast. 6+ Average plus bodied palate. Okay, the flavour combinations do not always work well together for my tastes. Bottle shared by HogTownHarry
"They’re not going to care if you show up and you’re kind of wet pantsed."
jimhilt (2443) - 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 (3378) - 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 (2766) - 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 (5481) - Pennsburg, 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 (9453) - 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.