sitzds (290) - - NOV 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Ashley’s. Pours black with dark brown head and typical RIS lacing. Aroma is roasty with raisin, molasses, wood, and citrus. Taste is sweet malts, molasses, dark fruit, esters, orange. Full bodied, chewy mouthfeel, low carbonation, boozy finish.
tcane7 (1660) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Ashley’s. Pours black with thin mocha head. Notes of chocolate, molasses, pine. Moderate bitterness
joshwoodward (566) - - JUN 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a glass on tap as part of a flight at Ashley’s. Malty but honest. Yummy.
umich03jm (1934) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Ashley’s. Very dense, black pour with a small creamy head that just sits there. Aromas are chocolate fudge, pine, coffee, roast, and light citrus hops. Tastes like a hoppy RIS. Fairly thick. Nice rich chocolate and coffee flavors mixed with fresh hops. Very bitter in the finish but still remains smooth. Gets a tad boozy when it warms up. Awesome stuff. Should probably be listed as a black IPA.
Thisis12ptfont (836) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is heavy hops, pines, herbs and subtle cocoa. Appears black with a thin tan foam rim and nice lacing. Taste is intense bitter hops upfront with massive pines, bitter coffee roast, slick caramel, sticky malts and chocolate. Finish brings more hops. Overall, super hop forward and boozey. Taste like a Black IPA to me. Not bad.
flatmatt (1104) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ashley’s Ann Arbor. Pours black with a light tan head. Chocolatey hoppy aroma. Pine and citrus hops match roasty malt in the flavor. It’s not totally in harmony, but as it is it’s still pretty darn tasty.
jkwalking05 (3707) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stone Liberty Station. Deep brown, nearly black in color with a decent beige head. Aroma is of coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, piney and resinous hops. Taste is of cocoa, coffee, pine, roasted malts and herbaceous hops.
bhensonb (10950) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours amber with a beige head. Light fruity aroma. Med body. Lightly sour stone fruit flavor with a fair amount of citrus hop. Malt is minimal in the flavors which go towards peach/apricot/citrus.
marcus (6438) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Capitol Beer. Pours near black with a nice tan head and a toast and jam aroma. There is a fairly bitter smoked malt flavor with some molasses and a sort of fruity citrus finish. Complex.
oRos (1097) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at capitol beer and taproom. Pours black. Aroma is roasted malts. And some orange peel. Taste is big roasted stout with some hop balance.
kevinator (888) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very well done. It’s a shame this might be a one time deal. Strong blend of roasted and hoppy aromas. Dark stout-like color with a thin tan head. It looked smooth, which is what it was. Good mix of roasted and bitter flavors with hints of chocolate and coffee. I’m glad for the opportunity to try it.