ChiGuy68 (331) - Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from a 12oz bottle (Thanks Mike & George). It poured a deep, dark brown with a lighter brown head and heavy lacing. Has a rich chocolate malt aroma and a hopped chocolate taste with a touch of coffee. Saugatuck put this one together nicely.
tompete (191) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a solid black with a begs head. Aroma of roast malts, a hint of chocolate and a sour almost ammonia smell. Flavour is salty and heavy dark malt, while the body is medium to thin. Finish is slightly bitter, possibly more from the malts than the hops. Not IPAish to me.
b3shine (4236) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to tulip. Looks good for the style; a mostly opaque dull black with foamy beige head that slowly dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells and tastes of dark malt, chocolate, roast, and hops with an average mouthfeel. A solid Black IPA.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown with a thin tan head that goes away slowly and leaves some lacing to boot. Aroma of citrus, nuts, chocolate and brown sugar. Taste is balanced with chocolate, dark roasted malts, citrus and a moderate bitter finish.
rubbishystuff (1735) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the brewpub. Black in color and lots of roasted bitterness and then some bitter hops to finish it off. Decent for the style which I’m getting less into. Serving: Bottle
juicyhops (48) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. March 2013. Chocolate and dusty cocoa with a hint of mint on the nose. Muddy dark brown color. Great taste of classic chocolate stout flavors and well balanced bitterness and a long rich finish. Medium to full body.
AWISLguy (1012) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Deli Lama. Pours a reddish brown with a tan head. Spots of lace. Aroma has cocoa, caramel and some grapes and pine. Taste is of sweet caramel, bakers chocolate, faint herbs and grapes. Medium bodied and slightly sticky. Finishes bittersweet in nice balance between the two with some length. Interesting parts - cocoa, chocolate, carmel and nicely bittersweet but not very IPAish. A thinner porter??
574deadzone (844) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled in Jan. ’13. Pours super black with a thick khaki-mocha head that leaves a big hearty lace. Nose involves some chocolate, caramel, toast, coffee, and some faint evergreen and mint hop notes. Quite sweet flavor, with a fair bitterness. Thicker, creamy, rich, with a long toasty finish. Not super hoppy at this point, but very drinkable and in that stout/strong porter category by now.
umich03jm (1501) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a murky dark brown with a big pillowy head that fades very slowly and leaves some lacing. Some pine hops in the aroma but it’s mostly creamy chocolate and light roasted coffee. Taste is hoppier than the aroma. Light sweetness, moderate bitterness. Very piney with some chocolate and coffee. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good.
jjgmd (1196) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a rich black color with a nice java head. Nose is a whale of hops, with some pine and resin. Taste is bitter and hoppy from the moment it hits your palate, with some very subtle citrus. Finish is bitter with long lingering. Gotta love hops to love this one. Quaff Score 8 / 10