BeerdedDave (801) - - JUL 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
black color; citrusy hop aroma with roasted malt notes; dark roasted malt and citrusy hop flavor; a great, bitter, hoppy beer with plenty of dark, roasted malt to back it up; some alcohol notes; well balanced
bigda83 (415) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz Bottle from super pack. Pours a deep brown. Aroma of malts, chocolate, espresson, and a bit of citrus. Taste on the sweeter side, some metal, coffee, orange, and grapefruit. Didnít get much chocolate in the taste. The super pack was of course old and this was bottled in Feb so itís possible that had an effect. I always pass this up at the brewery but it came in the pack so I tried it out.
renffisch (869) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the black heart Camden. Not that Iím biased loving hops more than any god would permit and generally rallying for the darker art if ale... This stuff just rocks. Black nectar ambrosia with a tinkle of extra hop for your liking. Fancy!!
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Coffee, chocolate malt and metallic grapefruit peel aroma. Dark brown with moderate head. Sweet milky coffee and metallic orange peel flavor. Not bad - hops seem a bit harsh.
Raesmama (23) - - JUN 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
We have mixed opinions on this one... I feel like I'm drinking carbonated prune juice... My roomy says he likes it. Go figure...
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled back in 2011! I bet this was bought in "the library" near Montvale via ruffian. Although aged there is still plenty of pine in the aroma along with heavy malts, grain and toffee notes. Light sweetness, medium bitterness. Hold up perfectly with a creamy but slightly bitter finish. Good stuff from a brewery I am beginning
shorlin (719) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a small sample at a tasting. Pours deep brown/black, not much head. Aroma is primarily dried fruit, raisin. Also still hoppy, but not as good as reall fresh. Interesting blend of sweetness, roast and bitter. Nice to try.
Ericular (793) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer was bottled a year ago, so I doubt Iím getting the full intended effect of this beer. Then again, Southern Tier boxed up 12 high ABV IPAs and I couldnít resist, being too trusting despite no date ON THE BOX. This is the most salvageable of the three varieties, retaining a surprising amount of character being almost hop-less. Itís workable, almost sessionable(!), which is crazy since the ABV doesnít decrease with age. A twinge of the spoiled hops in the aroma, but thatís it. Thin in palate, but lasting head and great lacing keep this one alive.
GreatDane1632 (919) - USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated from notes taken 22 Jun 2011, Southern Tier Beer Tasting -- Complex, delicious and dark.
Mark_Eck (1013) - - MAY 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black. Aroma is dark fruits and malts. Taste is earthy with some toffeeness.