onceblind (5721) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap as 6% with 60 IBU. Deep brown like a porter, with a light khaki head. Aroma of pepper, some ilght chocolate, lemon zest, and dark malt. Taste is pretty peppery, with some green hops, funky black malt, and a touch of lemon zest. Not sure how to feel about this one.
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Strange Brewing. Dark brown black appearance with a smallish light brown head. Dark roasty malts and mild evergreen hoppy nose. Well carbonated and a bit creamy mouthfeel. Spruce hoppy, roasty chocolate malty flavor. Pretty easy drinking.
3fourths (8638) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
draft. neutral nose: milk powder yeast, mild roast, very minimal aroma hops give off a spicy mint leaf scent. buzzing hop acid with medium sweetness but it’s covered with and muted by dirty yeast - sludge, mud, acid, the whole deal. mild roast, flabby finish with gritty sand and soil flavors.
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Strange Brewing Company, Denver 16/09/2010 As Tainted Black Pale 6.0% ABV 60 IBU
Hop and roast aromas. Black fruity a little rich on the palate and hoppy with a hint of dryness in a bitter roast finish.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at the brewery on September 16, 2010. A roasted hoppy black brew, the black board says. It’s dark, dark in color, like a very dark porter, with a frothy light brown head. Its hoppy malt aroma is actually pretty good. It has an extremely roasted malt flavor that’s pretty good as well. Almost tastes metallic, though. Can’t taste much in the hop department, probably because the heavy roast character is drowning the hops out. Very creamy and smooth. It has quite an interesting finish… something a little weird there. Anyway, I’d really enjoy this is they chilled out just a little on the roast and upped the hops just a tad.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black pour with a thick tan head. The nose is a very hoppy with a distinctly earthy/minerally hoppiness. A little cocoa and earthy hoppiness. Softly cocoaish with a light coffee flavour as well. Fairly roasty on the finish with a lingering woodsy bitterness. Chewy palate.
Ratman197 (11364) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Strange brewing poured a clear dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of charcoal, roasted malt, earthiness, coffee, pine and grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, earhiness, pine and grapefruit with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
notalush (5392) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very stout-y black ipa, or very hoppy stout - we decided the later - dark brown, nearly black pour - sticky tan lace - a lot of roast and leafy green hop character in the nose - strong woody hop flavor, but with a lot of roast and sweet chocolate flavors that compliment it well - dry, bitter, almost smoky finish - quite tasty.