Chudwick (1086) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - OCT 2, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
double deuce bottle - pours black with a finger of tan head and thin lacing. Nose is brown sugar, dark fruit and licorice. Flavor adds floral notes, caramel and "cough drop". Moderately sweet and not very bitter at all. Dry finish with lingering bitterness. For a black IPA, itís not very IPA-like, but would agree more with the self-labelled IIBA. Canít detect the 9% ABV at all, well, at least on the palate.medium to full body. Vinous aftertaste. not what I expected, but better.
Beerhammaren (547) - FINLAND - OCT 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From Brewdog webstore.
Aroma is roasted malts, tobacco, whiskey, dark fruits/plum, hops. Flavor is liquorice, dark fruits, syrupy palate mixed with hops. Soft.
Kavu (1565) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,5 l bottle from BrewDog webstore. Pours very dark red with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, whisky and salty liquorice. Flavor is roasted malts, alcohol and plenty of salty liquorice. Superb.
umich03jm (912) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brown color, almost black, with a very small beige head. Aroma is pretty complex, lots of malts and hops mixed. Iím getting toffee, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, prunes, molasses, cherries and pine. Taste is moderately sweet and somewhat syrupy like some barleywines. Itís more malty than hoppy. Very soft and smooth. Sticky mouthfeel. Finish is long with a chocolate and roasty aftertaste with a touch of fruitiness. Great beer. I would call this a barleywine instead of an IPA since the hops arenít that strong. Or maybe the bottle is a bit old and the hops have faded.
RobertDale (1905) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and hops. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, piney hops, fruits, and a bit of coffee. Nice balance, nice beer.
omega (490) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice soft imperial black ale. Lovely colour to this beer, though I would have like a more hop presence to come through to give a bit of interest to the palate. The more I sit and ponder this beer the higher the rating is getting.
badwhale (297) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle to glass shaker. Pours a dark brown, and clear. Little head, good lacing. Lots of prune & date flavors. Sweet. Pretty nice.
AirForceHops (1852) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle from Bertís Better Beers. Perfect presentation, pitch black with a ring of white head with excellent retention. Aroma of chocolate malt, pine hops and a mild sugar. Taste is much the same. A very smooth and mild black ale. Decent.
adamjackson (1230) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Air Force Hops. Enjoyed in a red wine glass. Dark amber brown. Very earthy smell. Hints of fig. Sort of chewy. Lots of pine cone. Some cherries and brown sugar. the booze is well hidden. Low IBU and pretty drinkable. 9% and still sessionable. Hints of citrus.
radarsock (480) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2013 Pours ruby-tinted copper. Smells and tastes of vegetation, wet hay, roast, charcoal and hops. Pretty "meh", through and through.