FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours dark brown nearly black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma is slightly metallic, weird. Under that there is some roast, chocolate character, Flavor is better, not as much metal though its there slightly. Sweet chocolate and roast, some nuttiness. A touch of a burnt note before a slightly piney herbal hop bitterness. Medium body and a soft carbonation,
PorterPounder (6711) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - on tap at Growler Country. Pitch black, motor oil like pour, bubbly mocha colored head, nice sticky web of lacing. Licorice and creosote find their way into the aroma. Solid, bold flavor with bittersweet baker’s chocolate, some earthy topsoil notes, a touch of espresso. Smooth mouthfeel, just a hint of chalkiness. Sixpoint is proving to be a consistent, solid brewer.
KoRoBeNiKi (137) - 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 (208) - - 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 (7178) - 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 (5098) - 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 (2220) - 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 (2128) - - 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 (559) - 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 (945) - 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.