ryanfolty (1737) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: October 22, 2011 Mode: Draft Source: Darkness Day. Full description not available as I sampled way too many beers during Darkness Day!
TheHOFF43 (1612) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Darkness Day. Pours dark with a little cream colored head. Aroma is light roasted malts, caramels and other flavors. Flavor matches aromas. Very good beer.
cards04 (1424) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with some spotty lacing. Faint aromas of coffee and roasted malt. Similar flavors with some nice hop finish.
Atom (1192) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Darkness day.pours dark brown/black with a medium tan head. Aroma has a wonderful fresh hoppy aroma of pine and citrus, floral and tropical. From the aroma the taste is rather surprising, its starts with smooth bready malts and grains mellowing into citrus and a non-offensive bitter pine. Rather light body. Really interesting, nice!
Bacterial (1059) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Surly. Thin black pour, slightly hoppy nose. Nice balance of toasty malt character with pine hops. Yummy!
sherm1016 (1036) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Blue Nile. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a tan head and some lacing. Aroma is lightly roasty, some pine hops. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, roasty, some chocolate and coffee, pine hops, with a light bitter finish. Good, but not great.
mnmike (978) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. A good diversion to this cousin of Darkness - but overall I’ll take other Black IPAs over this one. Respectable though.
Petrucci914 (891) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Surly. I have to say I prefer this to Darkness. It is almost like an American Strong Ale with a Darkness base. Nice combinations of the roasted malt, with some added sugar and citrus hops.
islay (854) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. pour, on tap at Buster’s on 28th. Consumed on 11-4-12. Pours a clear, dark brown with an amber hue and a small amount of beige head. Weak but enjoyable, dry and hoppy aroma features coffee with cream scent. Pleasant taste is well balanced, both hoppy and malty: Coffee, caramel, and some citrus elements. Light to medium body. Lively in the palate. Easy to drink. Overall, the beer is nice but not special.
Steasy66 (780) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Odd beer. Thin and really roasty. Very little aroma. Somewhat acidic. Pour at Thomas, FFF,