oneeighthcuban (106) - - APR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at steel toe. Smell is hoppy with a hint of roasted malts. Flavor is predominitely hops, wouldn’t mind a bit more of the maltiness/bitterness from the roasted malts coming through on this one. One of my favorites from Steel Toe so far, would drink again.
ChrisSc (130) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En pression at brewery. Pint glass. St. Louis park.
Appearance: dark in color. Complete opaque. Tan head with good retention.
Aroma: hops. Malted barley and maybe coffee?
Taste: mostly just bittnerness.
Palate: medium body. Thick frothy texture. Long hoppy finish.
Overall: not my preferred style of beer, but it is well made. Very hoppy.
coreyvan (8) - Fridley, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mouth feel like a pale ale
After feel bitterness of one
But the grape fruit/ apricot mixed with the caramel and smoky undertones make me think porter or stout
Something very different
I like it
evanlarkin (303) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks like it pours black, but seems to be a crystal ruby red around the edges. Small off-white head. Aromas of pine, very light coffee, and another aroma which seems similar to pot. Weird. Taste is toasty like coffee, more pine and an almost curry-like hop flavor. Very interesting, pretty good.
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portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a tight foamy soapy khaki head that slowly fades way to a thin foamy film. Aroma has solid bitter hops of pine/spruce with big roasted malt burnt toffee and hidden coffee. Taste has more big bitterness of pine spruce some hidden citrus and roasted malt faded coffee and brunt toffee/caramel. Palate is medium smooth and dry with a coating feel in the finish. Really nice! This needs to be a regular, in their line-up!
djroehler (275) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pour is very dark brown, thin mocha head. Aroma is hoppy pine and dark roasted malt, some sweetness. Taste is big pine and lemon hops, dark roasted, but not black IPA levels, caramel malt, toffee, earthiness.
jmikolich (1308) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from KHOFF, pours a nice deep dark brown, with first little head, then second glass had a large foamy offwhite head, plenty of lacing hanging on the glass. nose is slightly hoppy with a touch of piney resin. mostly a roasted flavor and a bit bubbly on the tongue.. decent beer I’d say.
mnmike (942) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Roasty notes, dark brown in color, minimal head, good bite from the hops
drowland (5693) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5/4/13. 22oz bomber thanks to CLe to the var, bitches! Darl brown pour with a nice khaki tan head. Nice hop aroma, pine as aforementioned, but also with a distinct fruitiness touching on Fruity Pebbles. Big hop flavor, a good bitterness as well, with big doses of pine, fruitiness, citrus, and a touch of roasted malts. Tasty!
bucs572000 (164) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is a nice pine and chocolate scent. Taste is hop forward pine, citrus, grapefruit, then there is some great malt chocolate, caramel, super balanced malt. Very good black ipa. I love steel toe!!
douglas88 (5151) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber thanks to Caleb. Pours a pure black color with a large beige head. A sweet nose of pine and light chocolates. The flavor leans toward the darker porter side with roast, dry chocolate and ash, caramel, light bitter pine and citrus. Very flavorful.