argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Medium beige head with nice lacing atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate/caramel, some grapefruit, light orange. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some bittersweet chocolate, roast. Medium body, light resin. Does everything well, but for some reason the whole is less than the sum of its parts.
Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black with a small tan head. Fresh hoppy aroma of citrus and grass with a touch of licorice. Citrus and licorice flavour with a somewhat rough grassy hop bitterness, otherwise a very tasty beer
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Almost black color, brown head, solid lacing. Aroma of roasty grass and pine. Taste is smooth cocoa, coffee. Nice.
Leighton (9640) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at GBBF 2011, Day 2. Pours opaque brown with a bubbly, tan head. Big, raw hop aroma, pine, slight roast. Medium sweet flavor, plenty of bitterness, notes of citrus and earth, dark roasted malts. Has a bit of a raw edginess to it, which I like. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sticky, resinous hop finish, some floral character, more grass and pine. Lingering pine, roast and oily hops. Great stuff.
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark black IPA with a thin brown head. In aroma, a nice pungeant malt with floral hops and light sulfur notes,. In mouth, a dark chocolate with grassy resinous hops, bitter roots, nice.
rlgk (9031) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Fresh hop aroma, fruity, pine apple, grapes, hay notes. Hoppy grassy flavor, metal notes, fruity. Fresh hoppy finish.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Blue Dog, PA. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Chocolate, roasty, pine, and earth.
Sammy (8027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh bottle from Premier Gourmet. Spot on black IPA, emphasizing the roast and yet still citrus hop supporting it. Above average mouthfeel. Good drinkability. Not the best black IPA I have had, still well crafted and worth trying. Dry finish.
Drake (7843) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin dark brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, herbal and pine hops. The taste is bitter resin hops, leafyness, some green notes, bitter roast and coffee with chocolate in the finish. Medium bodied.
DocLock (7428) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and draft at Capone’s. Pours hazy deep blackish with clingy tan head. Nose is very piney hoppy, with black patent malt, cacao. Tastes resiny hoppy, with notes of roasty black malt, cacao, and a roasty finish.