Travlr (21196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of nuplastikk, thank you! Black, bright tan head, delicate lacing. Aroma of intense pine, charcoal, burnt cocoa. Taste is bitter coffee, pine resin, dark chocolate. Very nice.
bhensonb (13985) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours very dark brown with a 2 finger creamy tan head. Citrus/fruit dark roast malt aromas. Med body. Flavor is citrus, floral/fruit and astringent burnt malt. Finishes pretty dry and bitter. Very good stuff.
Tmoney99 (13342) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured clear black color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted and citrus hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy toasted bitter flavor with a moderate to heavy bitter finish of medium to long duration. Very good brew that I would recommend to a freind.
Lubiere (12802) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark brown ale with a thick frothy. lacing mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with light grassy hops, light mineral notes, light coffee, nice. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate malt with light peated notes, grassy hops, light mineral notes, light licorice, still solid after 2 years.
crossovert (11184) - Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Either un-retired or a vintage keg. It is good htough. Nice bitterness, flavors mesh well.
shrubber85 (10587) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Mango/orange/caramel malt and grapefruit peel/pine aroma. Dark chestnut color with large tan head. Sweet caramel/chocolate, light malt and moderately bitter orange peel hops flavor. Decent body. Not bad - would have liked if the malt was more forward.
DocLock (9876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with 2-finger tan head (some ruby through direct light). Nose is huge roasty black malt, heavy hops, citrus, mango. Tastes very hoppy, resiny, with a big black patent malt bill, and citrus abounding. This one is very homologous to a lower grade Alpha Klaus, and I’d bet they’d be indistinguishable in a blind test. Perhaps Summit’s best beer ever.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz bottle, found in the cooler at Party Town. Code on the bottle reads 13011125. Mostly clear very dark brown color. Pours with an entirely excessive amount of head. A third of the bottle quickly generates enough airy bubbly head to fill a 16oz glass. Bitter, spicy roast malts, little burnt tasting. Musty, malty toasty aroma, no fruit flavors left in this. Awful astringent medicinal bitter taste in the finish. Spicy, herbal hop and some cloying sweet malt. Aftertaste is so bad it makes my mouth water and taste buds go numb. Medium body. Soft, stronger carbonation. Some licorice in the finish. Drain pour... drinking pretty awful right now. If you see this, skip it. Far past it’s prime.
BVery (9514) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Stub and Herbs. Black pour with a large frothy off white head. Aroma is mild grapefruit. Medium palate. Sharp grapefruit on taste with some roastiness. Good stuff.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured dark reddish black with nice off white head on tap at Blue Door Pub, aroma brought notes of orange and tangerine, some nice grass and pine as well, hints of roast and chocolate. Taste is a nice balanced mix of citrusy orange and pine, hints of roast, some ash, chocolate, finishing piney and dry, nice bitterness to it.