Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Rating #35. Pitch black pour with a big tan head. Light malty aroma, very light on the hops really, kind of smells like fish, weird. Mild flavor as well, more muted hops with a light roastiness. (1869)
monkeychugg55 (1026) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coffee color with a small light brown head that lasts and leaves quite a bit of lacing. The aroma is very hoppy, with all kinds of citrus, pine resin, and a vegetal quality. Some toasty malt with coca and brown sugar. The flavor has a lot of coffee and burnt malts, that clash with the hops. Lingering bitter coffee finish with a lot of residual sweetness and a bit of alcohol warming. Not my cup of tea persay, a little too much in opposite directions.
LinusStick (3234) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent black IPA, nothing to be excited about. Aroma was alright. Roasted malt with plenty of green citrusy hops. Pour was a nice deep dark brown/near black with a one finger tan head. Taste was pretty good, but a little basic. The hops take center stage and don’t let go. I like this because I’m not a big fan of the style. Very vinous and soapy in the front. A little thin. After the swallow, the bitter citrus hops remain with not much else. There isn’t enough roasted malt flavor to make this different. Decent carbonation. Typical Stone beer, which isn’t a bad thing
Aurelius (5068) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Potent, dark barleywine sort of aroma - a bit acidic. Good painted label bottle. This was disappointing, and a chore to drink. Acidic, astringent beer with bitter coffee aftertaste. A chore to drink. Medium body. Fermentation Lounge.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - AUG 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Wow this stuff is over the top. Super fresh hops--tastes like swallowing frech cones. The hops go horribly with the obver the top roasted-soyish malts. The score on this one is a huge shocker. This over-the-top trend is really getting old.
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Opens with a hefty hop aroma, pours a pitch black with decent head. Taste is rich and thick with a hint of hops. Interesting beer, a bit overdone in all respects imo and not sure how well the hops would age.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Black pour with a tan head, this beer has a hoppy, sticky flavor with some maltiness. The aroma is a bit dusty, and the finish was warming.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle poured into snifter. Dark chocolate color with a brown bubbly head. Aroma has hints of chocolate, malt and hops. Flavor is a little dry with mostly the chocolate playing a nice part on the back end. It didn’t blow me away but it’s still a good solid beer.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, this might be too complex for my simple palate but the hop flavors are greatly subdued with only a touch of hops the finish is roasty and bitter with a massive boozy feel coupled with the huge 3 finger head it’s just a bit overbearing
hirigalzkar (2910) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Citrus, mint, coffee and clove notes in the aroma. The taste is very (too) bitter, and therefore quite dry. Notes of coffee beans, dark chocoalte, and bitter herbs.