merc7186 (1472) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Off White Head, Mild Lacing
S: Coffee, Black Bread, Roasted Malt, Mild Resin
T: Roasted Dark Malts, Black Bread, Mild Coffee, Mild Resin
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Roasty, Mild Bitterness
Overall, a really solid American Black Ale, almost on verge of being a black IPA. Great Tasting, smoothe transitioning beer.
geologyguy (486) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty malty beer...no bitter bops taste...slightly sweey malt...good flavor for this beer
TrappistenOli (300) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Schwarz, etwas röstmalz, leicht schokolade im aroma, im geschmack etwas grasig, hopfig, gewisse süsse, feinbittere
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Errl (1104) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap..pout is dark with a light tan head...Nose is soap, light sweetness, pine and citrus..Taste is grass, soap, pine hops, light sweetness, earth, bitter
EtTuCthulhu (733) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma of this beer is a blend of caramel and roasted malts with floral hops, and the appearance is a deep garnet color with a light behind it but looks deceivingly black when sitting on a table with a small off-white head. The taste combines a slightly bitterness, mild sweetness, and a mild umami quality, and the palate combines an oily texture, medium body, abrupt finish, and a very soft carbonation.
BOSSbrewer (1027) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark black with minimal head. Malt coffee chocolate on the nose. Some hoppiness. I expected cascades but fortunately I did get any. Chocolate and dark fruits in the flavor. Finishes semi sweet with medium body. I wouldn't really call this a black dipa. I would probably call this an imperial hoppy porter. Very nice though.
MadRobin (1399) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 750 ml bottle.
Opaque, black-brown with a khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of toffee, cola, pine, roasted malt, dark fruit, citrus and earthy hops.
Taste of cola, roasted malt, toffee, citrus, pine, dark fruit and earthy hops.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
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keanex (1134) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Harper’s.
Appearance: Deeply garnet hued with a creamy tan head.
Aroma: Cocoa and roasted malts with a hint of oranges.
Taste: Sweet cocoa with a light roast with hints of orange bitterness.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Solid black IPA, tastes more like a stout, but this is a good beer.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Poured a deep brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of floralness, pine, toasty, some nuttiness, and earthy. Tastes of toast. citrus, caramel, floral, and pine. Piney burps. Alcohol content well hidden. Full bodied with smooth creamy texture.
rholmes39 (8) - - SEP 22, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Wegmans. Pour was nice and aroma even better. Nice head. But not very balanced with malt aromas and alcohol was overwhelming. No bitterness at the end. Would drink this again.