Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
THOUGHTS: Imperial stout bitterness in a lighter package. It was nearly a black IPA. It’s definitely still a stout, but if you like black IPAs, you should try it.
TECHNICAL: Can. Poured a very dark brown that was nearly black in the glass with a large, tan head that mostly but slowly diminished leaving excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate roast malt and chocolate milk; moderate pine hops; tobacco; and hints of caramel. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and moderately bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet and moderate to heavily bitter with an average to long duration. There was roasted malt, coffee, chocolate milk, bitter chocolate, coffee beans, pine hops and citrus rind hops, tobacco, a little citrus fruit, grapefruit and caramel malt. The medium body was creamy with sort of soft and slightly metallic finish.
KoRoBeNiKi (93) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can, as well as tap, Tap was slightly better
Appearance: black with a tan head, a bit more of a head on tap (either that or I suck at pouring)
Aroma: Light sweetness, some rich dark chocolate, light bitterness, caramel
Flavor: Some bitterness from the chocolate balanced out nicely with caramel, excellent
Palate: Semi-refreshing, a bit of sweetness and a TINY hint of alcohol
My favorite beer by them I have had, which is odd since I tend to not love Stouts.
mrol (103) - - MAY 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a tan head and some lacing. Aroma is roasty, a little bit of pine hops. Taste is malty roasty and hoppy.
PrattBrat (30) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and nutty. Tastes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and light hops. Light bitter finish. Medium body.
djd07 (6034) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is smoke, caramel, and pine. Medium mouth, nice roast, light smoke, bitter finish, very good.
mar (5018) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a cream head. Roasted malts, citrus, chocolate, and coffee. Creamy palate, coffee, hops, very smooth finish, and roasty.
TXBadger (1915) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours almost black with tan head. Very thin on the pour. Roasted malt, some pine, and a bit of caramel on the nose; follows onto the palate. This beer is interesting, but I’m not sure it knows what it wants to be.
Darkmagus82 (1998) - - JUN 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Transfer from BA review on 5-17-12 -
Poured from can into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a deep brown color with a large billowing tan head. The head has large carbonation bubbles entrapped within. It has great retention and once faded gives a very nice level of lacing.
Smell –The aroma is big of dark roasted malts mixed with a pine and earthy hop aroma.
Taste – A taste of dry dark malts great the tongue. While alone at first they are quickly meet with bitter hop flavors. The hops are predominantly of a pine flavor with hints of earthiness mixed within. These flavors persist the whole rest of the taste and at the end leave a bitter dry aftertaste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body was very creamy; much creamier then I would have anticipated from the strength and style. Its carbonation was a little on the low side. While the creaminess was nice for the roasty flavors it could have used a tad higher carbonation as it would have quieted some of the bitter hop flavors quite well.
Overall – Not really my kind of brew. The roast and hop didn’t meld as well as some other dark IPA’s and the mouthfeel was a little off for the flavor profile. It was roast and bitter through and through.
screigh (510) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep black with only the slightest ruby highlights when held to a light. Large sticky off-white head with lots of lacing. Thin and almost dry roast smell. Thin mouth feel. Grainy and almost burnt flavor.
annunz123 (924) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate, coffee, nuts, and raisins in the aroma. Flavor starts bittersweet and nutty, with some coffee/chocolate bitterness in a somewhat chalky finish. Pretty good, but not as good as some other beers from sixpoint.
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - MAR 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall its a nice interpretation of the style, but there was something in the flavor that didn’t hit my palate very well. Chalky aftertaste that was off putting. The pour, aroma, and color were all very well done, nothing too extraordinary, but appetizing. Even the flavor for the most part was fine, again, nothing too crazy, but this chalkiness in the aftertaste that became all I could taste, annoying.