islay (1376) - 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.
BrewHaMeister (227) - - MAR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Surly taproom. It pours black with a light tan head and nice lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, hops, chocolate, and hints of toffee. Flavor is medium bitter. Nice.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at All Pints North, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, molasses, chocolate, some slight pine notes with a hint of citrusy hop as well, some coffee comes through with a touch of anise. Taste was a mix of anise, dark chocolate, dark fruit into a slight pine, hints of caramel, touch of roasted malts, finishing slightly roasted.
fisk0028 (2) - - JAN 28, 2015 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not exactly what I expected given the tag line that it is from the remnants of Darkness. Not a bad black ale.
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Nero55 (829) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Black with thin tan head. Light aroma of brown sugar, molasses, and roasted malts. Medium body, medium malt and brown sugar sweetness (for an IPA), some hop bitterness, and a dry finish. A little on the sweet side, but still good.
cbfobes (2634) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at 2014 GTMW, pours a very murky dark brown with a light brown head, the aroma has quite a bit of hops and citrus with a good amount of roast and chocolate too, the flavor has a nice hop front end with a fruity and roasty finish too, love the fact this is only 5%, good stuff.
andyhwcinc (1592) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on tap at Jerry's Andersonville in Chicago, IL during a freezing rush hour snow storm waiting for dinner. Appearance is a murky dark brown/black with a thin off white head. Aroma is subtle, not much in a hop profile, someone mentioned the bar floor and I agree. Taste is pretty good, more malty than hoppy, light pine, chocolate and cocoa. It's good, I enjoy it, but Darkness still rules.
vandc01 (157) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at surlys tap room
Smells like a imperial stout, but tastes like a black ipa.
deyholla (7581) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Depot Tavern. Pours black with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of dark grains and earthy roasted malts with a bit of earthy grass underlying. Flavor has bitter dark grains and roasted malts up front with a bit of grass and dark chocolate in the finish.
Steve_0 (3164) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pour is deep brown with a big tan colored head and great lacing. Roasty, chocolatey, grapefruit, some pineapple notes, earthy, and orange peels in the aroma. Taste is roasty, some cocoa, light coffee, grapefruit, oranges, vanilla, and grass with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. Tasty stuff.
baraciisch (2215) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany brown in color... Aroma of smoked malts, peat, whiskey, anise, raisins, dates... Flavor is black licorice, candied prunes, raisins, anise, light smoke... Slightly sweet finish, dates, smoke... Enjoyable
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