SpongeRuiner (528) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to HisBoyElroy for the split. Most of my Sam Adams will probably come from this Sam Adams lover. Iím not the biggest fan. I remember it being very mediocre.
viyh (73) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is definitely unique and has a lot of character. Itís not like anything else Iíve ever tasted. The immediate flavor was a strong fig/grape aroma which quickly changes into a caramel sweetness on the back of the tongue. Definitely a beer that should be on everyoneís bucket list.
jgentgesdo (663) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with small tan head. Nose is dasrk fruit and caramel, roasted malts, marmalade. Fairly sweet, slightly oily mouthfeel that is very enjoyable.
DedicatedToFun (1811) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good black ipa, thank you bevmo, bomber, roasty, hoppy, nice tan head, dark pour, good
BOSSbrewer (1237) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I'm not a fan of black ipas. The mix of hops and roast doesn't always work. It does here though. Nice smooth beer.
halfonit (1117) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Battleship. Deep brown color with a reddish hue and tan head. Aroma has thick dark malt, cream, no roast bitterness, pine spice and light licorice. It has a medium / full body thatís a bit slick with lots of semi-soft carbonation. Flavor starts with dark roasted un-bitter malt, light licorice, spice, dry citrus and pine. The finish has some roasty bitterness, earthy hops, pine, grapefruit and a fruit juice aspect. Pretty good stuff. Itís nice to see that Sam Adams can actually still make a good beer.
mcclainc50 (134) - New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber brown color with and off white head that leaves a decent lacing. Aromas of molasses, brown sugar and a little spice. Flavors of molasses, a little dark chocolate and malt. A great dark IPA definitely recommend this one.
Justin_Carrie (1) - Salem, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013 does not count
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
This might be an okay beer if we werenít expecting an IPA. Yes, it is supposed to be a Baltic IPA, but the beer was a complete let down. 1.5 out of 10 overall in stars.
HisBoyElroy (389) - Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just matching my score from Beer Advocate. Do not specifically recall the details of this beer.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Richly ambered with a tall lasting frothy. Smells of busty hops and sweet malt. This is more like a hopped up amber with all the caramel going on. Smooth and very easy to swallow. The finish is surprisingly mellow with a touch of citrus rind.