sloth (2401) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice head, good retention. An almost black body. Nose is hoppy with pine and citrus and some maltiness. Medium bodied, lightly oily. Decent hop flavors as mentioned before with light roast and chocolate flavors caramel too. Darker malt flavors appear moreso as it warms up. Decent hoppy finish, tad sweet, more bite woulda been nice. Bottle shared by Robert @statelineliquors, thanks bro!
pineypower (2411) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, soy sauce and a grapefruit/pine hop aroma. Flavor is of citrus and pine hops blended in with some strange burnt earth notes, baker’s chocolate and some roasted notes. Not sure on the double IPA classification and not really sure what I think of this.
lb4lb (2224) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in trade from FlssmrBrewAlum. Pours dark brown to black with a short lived beige head. Smell is roasted malt and fruity hops. Taste is chalky, lightly roasty, and hoppy. Medium to slightly full bodied. Slightly sweet and dry and roasty in the finish. Pretty interesting but with a touch of cardboard flavor, and the ABV is hidden fairly well but it peeks through.
gorditoabd (615) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours cola color, middling white fizz foam... Very temporary. Aromas are faint,,, unimpressively so. Perhaps some dark malt and anise, taste is all anise and dark malt up front, followed by a drab mid-palate, with a hot boozy finish. Not bad, but overall uninspiring.
h1yaaaguy (3) - Skokie, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2011 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An extremely dark beer, pours nearly an opaque black color with minimal off-white head. It has the aroma of cherries and raisins with a hint of nuts. First thing I notice was the viscosity of the beer, its got a thick mouth feel that lasts on your tongue. The beer is much hoppier than I expected and is quite bitter, in a good way. Nice beer, but I’d prefer a traditional IPA.
Bendrixian (993) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark colour with amost no lace or carbonation. has a real creamy aroma to me as if it has been aged on the lees for some reason. hickory and smoke dominate the aroma. weird palate for me, sweet upfront, medium body and finishes bitter and hoppy. i think it lacks direction.
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On the fly review from clyx’s place. Bomber bottle. Gothenburg, September 2011
Pours dark brown, clear but almost to dark! Nice creamy foam. Big sweet aromas of tiered hops, caramel, grass and some chocolate. The Southern Tier housetaste is also very noticeable. Something mossy about it. I could imagine this being better fresh. We choose to pair this with some Bleu d’Auvergne to see if the beer would improve, and damn were we right! The cheese really removed and overpowered some of the old hop aromas and pair real nice. As for the taste.. there is a few things to be wished for. It’s a tad to sweet for me and unfortunatly a bit alcoholic . Still a overall decent black IPA but nothing exceptional.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour black/brown with an average beige head. Aroma cereal, malt, grain, oat, grapefruit, and citrus possibly old however smells quite good. Taste malt, cereal, black licorice, citrus, biscuit, chocolate. MF medium body light carb. Good nothing special very possible to be a old bottle.
Scopey (5548) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Craft Beer Co. It pours very dark ruby, with a thin off-white lace. The nose is pine, treacle, dark toffee and cola. The taste is dark caramel, toffee, light spice, citrus pith, roasted malt, sweet liquorice and cola, with a long bitter-sweet finish. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Decent, but perhaps a bit too sweet.
CamdenD (1056) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice beer -- gets a bit muddled in flavor. Aroma is nice but also a bit confused. This is lacks the nuance of a balanced offering but is still quite quaffable at 9% and a nice, lasting, bitter aftertaste makes this beer a winner. Just not more than that. Southern Tier makes great beer, this one is just s bit under that.