franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
think it’s hilarious what name recognition does. I tried a VERY similar beer last week called BarrelHouse Boss Cox Double Dark IPA and all the reviews are substantially lower than here. Pours a very dark ruby, almost black with a couple fingers of lacy tan head that stays well. Smells of grassy hops and a little malt. Tastes malty with bitter almost pineapple hops with a different hop profile that I’m now realizing is particular to this style. Medium in the mouth with good carbonation. Took a little time to finish. The better of the two Dark IPAs that I’ve tried. Though it’s not a bad style, I still prefer is predecessor.
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
damn near perfect. too bad i only found two bottles. drinking one now, gonna age the other. thanks stone.
Sammy (8850) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2007
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
a very good IPA with added thickness from chocolate malt. Pours dark and foamy, hoppy, ahh! the taste of citrus C-hop, and the c-hop aroma. Full mouthfeel. Delightful as a meal in itself.
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2008 2008-02-21, 9-5-9-5-18=46
Dark chestnut color, very big head. Powerful American hop aroma, resiny and fruity. Good body strength, with a strong caramel flavor, some chocolate, sweetness, extreme hopping. Not much poetry about it, just a war tale, and I like it!
2007-11-02, Papsoe Blind Tasting, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Dark mahogany color; thin creamy head. Wonderful hoppy aroma, resiny and fruity (sweet nuts, bitter oranges...). Good body strength, very strong caramel and malt flavor, it would be sweet but it’s overwhelmed by the extreme and aromatic hopping. Great.
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark cloudy brown with goo head and great lacing. Aroma was very pine citrus bops some roasted malts. Flavor super citrus lots of grapefruit some caramel malts to it. Good beer.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogny colour with a tan head. Hoppy, pineapple fruity aroma with a light malty sweet note. Hoppy, peach fruity flavor with some malty sweet notes. Dry finish, with both hoppy bitter and fruity sweet notes.
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pleasant aroma with strong hop and mild malt and alcohol. Burnt red almost black appearance. Fairly potent alcohol flavor but well balanced with defined hop and malt character. A sweet beer overall but but has a fairly dry finish. Somewhat slick in the mouth but turns to a drying finish.
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out dark black with a brown head. Nice and hoppy with a roasted malty taste. Its part IPA and part porter or stout. Nice finish bitter but creamy and smooth.
emobassfoo (178) - Webster, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Notes: Milky mahogany and auburn color with an off-white flimsy head. Great lacing. Rich aroma. It stings. Chocolate-covered licorice, cherries, and a hint of roasted malt. Fragrant. Sweet malts; roasty and a bit of chocolate at first. Hops balance this flavor out with some resiny notes. Complex. Rides off the tongue and gums. Smooth palate, much more body than I expected. Bitter x3. Not too harsh or too alcoholic. Threshold of a barley wine. Good!
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2008 WOW! the aroma is ripe grapefruit - the color is deep & dark. The flavor is a light IPA. The palate is unreal.
This finish is tart, sweet, sour and unique. I would have bought a case of this if I’d had known it was going to be this good.
Lifes to short to drink cheap beer.