cpetrone84 (1201) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pour is black with red hues, creamy light brown head with some larger bubbles. Nose is milk chocolate, tobacco, butterscotch, and faint herbal hop. Thick and creamy with roasted malts, faint chocolate and vanilla with a fair amount of butterscotch. Tinge of herbal hop and bitterness, very creamy but flavors are surprisingly light. Assertive carbonation.
bytemesis (2572) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tapped the keg on this pour. Pours clear ruby black with a medium tan creamy head and awesome lacing. Aroma is coffee and dark roasted malts balanced by grapefruit and pine. Not strong by any means. Flavor is about the same with strong citrus notes balanced by coffee and caramel. Lightly sweet, medium bitter. Full bodied and creamy in the mouth. Quite nice.
larryLSB (396) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bomber, not sure why I have not tried this yet as it was a decent price at my local Market. Dark brown/black with a medium dark tan head. Big nose, malty, bitter chocolate, very nice. Taste is nicely balanced, with a creamy texture. This one gives Wookey Jack some competition.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rattle n Hum with DNocks and Jredmond. Nice fresh hop aroma, pours black with thin off white head. Taste isn’t as fresh as aroma but still nice a crisp well balanced black ipa... one of the best i’ve had.
Thisis12ptfont (781) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong earthy aroma with subtle molasses and roasted barley. Deep black with nice lacing against the glass. Big bitter hops upfront with a strong, earthy malt behind it. Pleasant notes of cocoa, molasses, strong resin, and roasted nuts greet the palate. All topped off with just the right amount of booze on the finish. Overall, full bodied with a great, complex flavor and strong bitterness. It’s really well done. I’d give this an A rating.
LetsGoState (563) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance is a small brown head with a deep brown. Aroma is a sweet malt. Taste is slightly sweet, but mostly bitter. Overall pretty well balanced.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Cannery. Its the way they make the style, a very good aroma of hops and roast Black with a big head and lots of lace. The taste does not deliver, its muted, but it is a smooth mouthfeel.
boFNjackson (4024) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured black with a light tan head. Nice roast on the nose that meshed with earthy pine. On par for the style for sure. Bitter hopiness, with resinous black paper earthiness along with toasted grains, roast, dark malts and sweetness. Nicely done.
beersearcher (2295) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very cool label and this black/brown beer surprised me. Nice hoppy kick up front and then a bit of roast. Aroma is faintly citrus that plays well against the blackness. Almost like a chocolate bar flavored with orange.
HughConway (745) - Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber bottle. Pours black/mahogany, light tan head. Sweet malt aroma with a slight indistinct hint of hops. Taste is chocolate and coffee, bit bitter on the finish. Maybe call it a porter? Not alot going on but it’s decent enough. Too high ABV for sessioning really though.