1more4dessert (330) - Upstate, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ok, a loved the Bengali Tiger from this brewery, so unresearched I grabbed a 4 pack of 16oz cans. Diesel? No indication of style on packaging just some data and riddles. I see 69 ibu and reference to roasted pine forests. I think, wow this is a black india pale (sic) ale, great. Get home and look online, oh this is a stout, albeit a hoppy one. So, now I wonder, is this gonna be more like Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous or like a less ethanolic Victory Story King. Reviews are all over the place. This one would fool a lot of experience raters in a blind taste.
Jet black with dark tan and frothy head.
I get herbaceous earthy herbal notes and only slight roasted malt in nose and only slight soy which is good cause I dislike that, mintiness. Mouthfeel is very thin. Again, toasty malt taste is very much in the background and hop earthiness predominates. Long bitter aftertaste. This beer will neither please one expecting a stout, nor a lover of great black ipas. Iíll drink the rest but sorry I have 3 more.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz. Can: Aroma of malt, roasting, light licorice, soy and vanilla. Poured black/ruby in color with a tiny, tan head that disappeared quickly. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, soy sauce, vanilla, slight Bourbon, light caramel, and slight wood. Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Malt, roast, soy sauce, vanilla, caramel finish.
craftycarl21 (2227) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at CK. Thinnish black pour, small beige head. Nose and flavor are both an example of bitterness gone wrong; surprisingly hoppy for a stout with manure notes, but also roasted malt bitterness. Unfortunate slick sweetness too. Not very good.
Travlr (11835) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2011
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft courtesy of craftycarl21, thank you sir! Dark murky brown color, medium tan head, good lacing. Aroma of chocolate chip pancakes. Taste is like graphite.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Pours almost black with a small beige head. Strange almost spicy nose. Flavor starts out okay with roasted malts and chocolate notes. Then comes a strange spicy taste followed by a cardboard like finish with a hint of rotten veggies. Pretty watery for a stout and has the same strange aftertaste as all other Sixpoint cans Iíve had.
BeerandBlues2 (9690) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours dark brown with a medium, frothy light tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is dark fruity esters, dank hops, cookie and nutty malt with some earthiness. Flavor is earthy hops, moderate bitterness, dark bitter malt, dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
nimbleprop (4873) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2011
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz pour at Churchkey is a watery, opaque black with a creamy, beige head. Nose is a little weird, dried hop leaves, wet brown paper bag, oregano. Flavor is like cheap tomato sauce, oregano, cardboard, light toast, focaccia. Medium bodied, gross, papery, vegetal finish.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with an ample tan head. The nose is weird: orville redenbacher popping topping, and earthy manure. Chocolate roast and hints of butter give way to cocoa nib. Medium palate with low carbonation.
Drake (8549) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared at the 6th annual Richmond Industry Gathering, 11/27/11. Pours a dark brown color with a thin frothy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, herbal hops and tea notes. The taste is herbal hops, roasted malts and buttery notes. Medium bodied.
LilBeerDoctor (3453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 Can. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of bitter hops and yeast (reminiscent of all the other Sixpoint canned beers), mild roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa up front with bitter hops in the finish. Tasty stout.
Had a second can of this and it was off. Astringent, watery malt which did not blend with the yeast, and off flavors. I would have said maybe itís just the one can, but when the 3rd can was consumed and it was also bad, Iíve got to question the canning process and change my rating. I hope sixpoint can get this right.