arkurzynski (2214) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample thanks to motortoddhead. Dark brown/black. Pleasant aroma of fresh citrus and pine hops with light cocoa/roast malt background. Flavor is moderate pine and citrus bitterness with a caramel, faint roast finish. Some residual roast and sweet pine. Mildly sticky mouthfeel. This black IPA is a success, as the roast aspects do not muddle the hops’ presence in the aroma or flavor.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4243-20120106] 1pt6floz bottle. Wet malt grain aroma has a boozy quality to it. Clear, dark dark mahogany body has medium-lasting creamy tan head. Toasted malt grains flavour has a lingering roast aftertaste. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, garthicus, GregClow, jerc)
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a foamy beige head. Nose starts off with a blast of piney hops then continues with a nice bouquet of roast, earthy, malt notes. Palate is full, with a rich texture of carbonation, stickiness, and bitterness in the finish. Flavors of earthy dark malt notes, sticky resin hop notes, light raisins.
jcwattsrugger (12136) - 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 (9722) - 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 (2551) - 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 (3648) - 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 (2905) - 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.