thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A solid black IPA, nice hop profile, black flavor is present, nice mix between the porter like beer and the hoppiness that you would expect from SN, rivals the other black IPAs I have had from SN, and any other brewer for that matter.
Adamsville (196) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Équilibre entre le malt rôti et les arômes des houblons résineux et d’agrumes. L’amertume, bien que présente, n’est pas tranchante ou gênante. On a une belle interprétation sans défaut du style.
Ferris (12406) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Dark roast and pine. Jet black with a rich light brown head. Sweet roast with some piney hop. Decent.
JulienHuxley (5578) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with thin white foam. Aroma is malty, light molasses. Taste is roasty, light toast, molasses,not very hoppy actually, light piney bitterness. Palate is light bodied with med-light carbonation. Decent.
Theydon_Bois (16626) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split in the hotel lobby, RBWG ’16, 03 02/16.
Extremely dark mahogany brown topped with a decent khaki head.
Nose is dusty hop, straw, light charr, earthy notes, disappointingly thin.
Taste comprises light pine, earthy roast, liquorice, charr, cocoa rub, red berry linger.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close doused with earthy hop bitterness.
blutt59 (6501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, dark brown with cream head, earthy and burnt , has some hoppiness, smooth body and finish
Steven_B (114) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a large cream coloured frothy head. Aroma is slightly burnt malts with coffee and an earthiness to it. Smooth on the taste with a flavour of malts with hints of chocolate and coffee. Dry and bitter finish.
Cunningham (6891) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Black color with a fine tan head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Quite roasted, a bit tropical fruity, coffee and citric hoppy. Ok intensity.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet and a fine balanced bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Pleasant citric hoppy, roasted, coffee, pine, chocolate and balanced mild round fruity flavour.
Overall impression: Tasty and lovely stuff.
Personal stats: Bottle from Martin’s Off Licence
in Dublin, Ireland.
GenkiGonzo (1033) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from O’Briens. Slick cola pour with a tan head. Roasty aroma with some citrus hops. Roasty malts softened with nice fresh hops.
rustbucket0873 (372) - Krikville, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark brown almost black eith tan head. Aroma is coffee, citrus, pine, chocolate, and roasted barley. The flavor is citurs up front followed by chocolate, coffee, roasted barley finished with piney and earthy notes.
elbernays (1211) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from McHughs. Pours black with reddish hue. Large tan head. Aroma is coffee, floral, tobacco, roast coffee. Coffee, chocolate tobacco, earth flavour. Lovely smooth body. Very nice example of style.