hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours medium brown a finger khaki head, not much lacing. Roast malts and that Rogue hop and barley aroma. Burnt malt flavor, bitter hops, a bit of char. Taste gets better as it warms, bitter hop and burnt malts combine well as you go. Moderately pleasant aftertaste. Mouth feel is on the thicker side of thin, low carbonation. Mostly pleasant overall, tasty, but not great by any stretch.
ICEatALAMO (1125) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours dark with a little head. the aroma has a lot of malt to it. The taste is a little harsh and too much malt taste to it. Finishes a little bitter.
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mnurda (1188) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample from happy harrys. Another black IPA beauty. Lots of hops, malt andd a great finish
RyanK (250) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not black at all, actually pours a muddy brown with a large tan foam head that is quite slow to dissipate. Smells of yeast, roasted malt, Barley and sweet hops. Real watery in texture and maybe a little carbonation. This mostly taste bitter, and not so much from the hops but rather the bitter roasted malt. Roasted malt bitterness overshadows, but combines with the hop bitterness to create a super bitter brew. All that being said anyone who knows my tastes would think Iíd like that, but it is too watery. The bitterness stays on the tongue and while the brew isnít smoky, it stays on the tongue like you licked campfire ashes.
blutt59 (6230) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, black brown pour with no head, aroma and flavor is roasty earthy malts, reminded me of oreos, some pine also
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a cloudy dark brown with a ruby tint, medium size khaki head, and very good lacing.
smell is of roasted malt, hops, and a touch of caramel.
taste is of cocoa, roasted malts, bitter, touch of grain, ans some caramel. ends nicely bitter, and smooth.
fidelis83 (2161) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a 2 finger, fluffy tan head that ahs great retention. Aroma is big on nuts, roast, some chocolate, pine and planty hops. Flavor is more roast and nuts, burnt chocolate chip cookies, dark caramel, earth, lots of pine, juniper like notes, planty finish. Medium body, with a creamy entry, and increasingly dry and harshly bitter until the end, light, but sharp carbonation. Not bad, the bitterness really sticks with you on the back of your palate, similar to other hoppy beers from Rogue. That definitely takes it down a couple of ticks.
JohnnyJ (4870) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cola brown pour, reddish hue, with a large light tan head. Aroma is faint and roasty. Flavor of roasted malt, light dry cocoa, pine, and sharply metallic bitterness. I m not sure why I bought this, the beer is underwhelming, but drinkable.
bth122 (1333) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Beer nutz. Dark brown color. Aroma of caramel, floral notes. Taste is big roasted malt with nice hop bitterness. Medium body. Medium bitter. Nice. Full roast beer.
jCr41g (8) - - AUG 10, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour, with creamy head. Aroma is like an explosion, expecting the usual IPA aroma but greeted with roasted malts, chocolate and a tiny bit of coffee. First sip mainly is the malts, big chocolate flavor, maybe a little caramel. Finishes with a slight hoppiness, dry and bitter. Very delicious, very unexpected!
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