Beerenberger (1108) - Fischer, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of citrus and malts. Pours an opaque black with a mostly dissipating khaki head and a indent lacing. The is malty up front with a hint of white fruit in the middle and a wonderful grapefruit hoppy taste in the finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, this is an excellent beer. Will drink again. Good job, Sierra Nevada!.
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Beerman6686 (3536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a medium to dark brown with a biege head. Aroma was a mildly roasted malts, green and piney hops. Flavor was similar, more on the hoppy stout side than black ipa as the hop presence was more of a balance rather than a main ingredient.
altonbrownd (4477) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Euston Tap. Dark black with thin, tan head. Nose is toffee, licorice, caramel. Taste is roasty malts, licorice and bitter hops. Texture is creamy and smooth. Bitter in the finish.
mR_fr0g (1386) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the euston tap. Black dark caramel volour. Aroma is soft roast dominant some charcoal. Some hops in the aroma American c hop. Flavour follows some choc fruity hop is the finish lasting bitterness. Spritzy carb
Slubgob (140) - West Hartford, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black IPA. Little nose from the mug. A mild malt sweetness and gentle hops, finishes with more piney hops. Easy drinking but not interesting IPA
Leighton (8645) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Euston Tap - London. Pours dark brown with a fine, tight tan cream head. The nose holds burnt malts, dry pine, some herbal hops. Medium sweet flavor with wet burt wood, muddy dirt, some dry cocoa, moderate roast, nips of alcohol. Medium bodied with average to lively carbonation. Some burnt toast on the finish, subtle resinous pine, light alcohol burn, some grapefruit and baking cocoa. Decent but I would expect more from SN.
crossovert (5640) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent one here, its like a chocolate milkshake ipa. Only works because cocoa nad orange go together.
ApisAles (1570) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. I maybe just donít understand this style. Iíve tried several and theyíre all pretty schizophrenic. This I e was no exception. Dark brown/black pour with a big light tan head. Aroma is chocolate and grapefruit. Coffee and orange. Flavor has some nice roasted malt bitterness and some good hope bitterness, but the two flavors always seem to clash to me. Not a bad beer though.
Kinz (3105) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Mekong. Pours black, brown at edges. Aroma is citric hops and chocolate. Flavor matches, light chocolate and espresso followed by a nice shot of smooth pineapple and grapefruit hop finish. Great balance, solid take on the style. Well done.
keanex (1134) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blue Monkey Tavern.
Appearance: Black body with a creamy tan head.
Aroma: Slightly earthy and grassy hops, a bit weak on the strength.
Taste: Grassy, earthy, piney, and grapefruit hop medley providing a moderate bitterness. Light cocoa and roasted malts on the finish.
Palate: Medium body, medium carbonation.
Overall: This is okay, I would like more aroma and more malt presence.