mkunz (19) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small to average off white head. Nice dark brown with bits of red. Aroma was malty at first then all I could get was hops mostly citrusy but after a while I got more of the roasty aroma. This beer is very smooth and balanced which leaves it somewhat average. Sweet, smoooooth and creamy with chocolate, a bit of raisin?, hops balanced well with malt and a tiny bit of alcohol bite. Overall a good beer to drink but not incredible.
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting shared with the Monarch of Malt Drbayern, The king of Cool Celticbrew, Uncles Steve and Tom, our New Beer pimp Brian and Danciní Paul. Poured dark with a light, off color head that was creamy. The aroma was predominantly malt. It was Hoppy, but the malt flavors came through nicely, making it sort of like an over hopped stout. The finish was great, and the mouthfeel was wonderful!
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted malty aromas and a dark black body with grayish brown head. Flavor is similar to a stout or porter. Good roasted malty flavors. Creamy palate with a good level of richness and duration. Balanced.
tennisjoel (1208) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with essentially no head. Interesting aroma of unripened fruit, vegetal, and some light coffee roast. The roast comes out more in the flavor, as well as a sweet candyish flavor which is hard to explain. A touch of black pepper spice on the finish. This may be one of the most unique beers Iíve ever tried. Donít really no what to think of it. Not all that great, yet not bad either.
mar (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep chocolate pour with a rocky cream froth. rye and citrusy hops on the nose. good thickness with a heavy rye flavor and a bitter finish.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye. Pours a very dark brown with ruby hues, tan head. Aroma has nice hoppiness to it, some dark roast. Flavor is very hoppy, some dark roast, nice bitterness. Mouth feel is medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, good stuff!
blutt59 (6163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, black color with some tan head, dark sweet aromas flavor of good dark malt and hoppy brown sugar, nice lasting finish
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Popped the top and I new I was in for a treat when hop smell filled the room. Truly awesome black iipa. The first black iipa Iíve sampled. Like a porter blended with dreadnaught. Awesome!
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a tan head over a very dark brown body. Aroma of light hops, chocolate and brown sugar. Taste is hops, sugary, ashy and brown sugar. Light bubbles and a syrupy mouthfeel. Hops were a bit lacking for my taste.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Body-very dark brown, almost opaque. Nose-medium hops, medium alcohol, light tea, low sweetness, weed, leather, rye. Very nice.