TaktikMTL (6270) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Julio’s Liquor (Westborough, MA) au coût de 1,80$. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées avec une pointe de pin. Apaprence: La couleur est noire avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées et de pin avec une pointe chocolatée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de céréales grillées en arrière goût. (Rating #5743)
hman43 (487) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours black with a rather large and long lasting brownish head. There is a definitive roasted, piney aroma. There are hints of caramel and citrus as well. Moderate lacing is present as well. There is definitely roasted characteristic along with piney flavors. It is unique in that the usual hop bitterness of the usual IPA styles is not as predominant.
tomthompson89 (1924) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beer shared at the stinking rose pub. Nice piney nose, chocolate malts. Beautiful head. Nice dark colour. Not as much hops in the flavour but nice anyways.
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patrick767 (3714) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle - Pours near black with a two finger tan head and big chunks of suspended yeast floating around. The aroma is of piney hops and chocolatey malt. The flavor has high bitterness with the piney, resinous hops in the fore and the roasted chocolate malt lending a full body to this enjoyable brew.
TheJester (2048) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 mL bottle. Looks right. Aroma and flavour are relatively mild. Leans more tonthe black than the IPA. Good, though. Chocolatey.
lewiscb (3) - - AUG 18, 2014 does not count
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very bitter, strong punch but overall a great taste and appearance from this draft. Aroma is pleasing.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another winner from Smuttynose. Very nice complex palate. Right amount of hops and malt. Very enjoyable, a must try for IPA lovers
nearbeer (3998) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz.bb 08/05/14. Opaque with a lasting thin creamy film on top. Delicious aroma is a blend of caramel, orange, resin, espresso and chocolate. Taste is resin, citrus zest, caramel coffee and unsweetened chocolate. The medium body is velvety smooth with low carbonation and an excellent balance.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ain’t had a "new" Smuttynose for a while. Gonna have one now. This one’s got a dark mahogany body, nearly completely opaque, with a real skinny little light brown head. Lots of lace, nonetheless. In the aroma, the malt is bittersweet chocolate with some ash. The hops are mainy zesty. The ash is gone from the flavor and the zesty, earthy bitterness increases as I drink further. Nice, that bitterness. The finish is very dry and has a prolonged zesty bitterness. Not too shabby.
superspak (3119) - Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass; best before 7/23/2014, 6.2%. Pours moderately murky nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, orange peel, pine, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, floral, grass, and floral/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and dark/roasted malt notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, grapefruit, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light char, and floral/roasted earthiness. Good amount of pine/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, coffee, grapefruit, orange peel, pine, light char, and floral/roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and citrus/pine hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and fairly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice malt driven black IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt and citrus/pine hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.