yespr (39609) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a slight caramelish note. Bitter, dry malty, caramelish and toffee. Bitter and dry hoppy. Light caramelish and bitter dry hoppy finish. Slight wooden and flat malty finish.
madmitch76 (21227) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
27th January 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s. Thanks to CDA sourcer extraodinairre - Leighton. Semi opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and crisp. Dry and light malts, touch of roast. Light airy malt cream. Mild tangy fruits and floral notes. Bitter pine and a trace of dark chocolate. Light dry finish. Not bad at all.
Leighton (17767) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in London - picked up in VT. Pours black-brown with a frothy khaki head. The nose has grapes, moderate roast, dry cocoa. Light to medium sweet flavor with dried citrus, burnt toast, cocoa. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Decent finish, some baking cocoa, good roast, dry grapefruit, burnt grass and pine. Good effort.
Theydon_Bois (16229) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks to the CDA finder general, 27/03/14.
Hazed dark mahogany brown with a moderate light tan swirl atop the glass.
Nose is punchy hops, dark berry fruit notes, bitter grapefruit, grassy, light spice.
Taste comprises bitter hops, roasty bite, grapefruit, cooca powder.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent enough CDA.
jtclockwork (13489) - , 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.
jcwattsrugger (12011) - 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.
Scopey (11759) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2014 Bottle thanks to Leighton. The taste is roasty, toasty, earth, treacle, pine,vanilla, coconut and marshmallow. The taste is oily, toast, roast, earth, charred wood, earth, vanilla, charred notes and toast with a dry finish. Medium body and body and fine carbonation. Fine.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from the brewery. Pours a clear dark brown with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of citrus, piney hops, chocolate and a bit of roasted malt and clay. The taste is chocolate, roasted malt, strong citrus hops. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.
hopdog (11004) - 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.
crossovert (10894) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty boozy and intense black ipa, not ridiculously hopped, lots of roasted notes and cocoa.