adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Fairly cloudy, deep brown appearance with a light brown head that dissipates pretty quickly leaving a few large bubbles. Super piney, ganja, very resiny hoppy, roasted dark malty aroma. Huge resiny, piney hoppy, sitcky, organic, roasty dark chocolate malty flavor. Resiny, roasty aftertaste. Really a big resiny, ganja flavored black IPA. I may be picking up some more of this, though it is a little pricey for a single 12 oz.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, purchased for $4 from Dutch’s. Really dark brown red color... But the most striking visual aspect here are the super abundant chunks of yeast everywhere... Suspended in the body, stuck on the snifter’s glass, and a bunch more still in the bottle itself. A bit of light tan / white head, leaves good lace. Light, but very smooth and crisp carbonation. Bigger body. Lots of roasty dark malt flavor in every sip. Some dark fruit, dates maybe. A great, sharp but balanced hop note comes in after that initial roastiness, and lingers in the aftertaste, beckoning you to come back to the glass for another sip. A very roasty and resin-bitter taste, light spice... Really awesome flavor overall, it’s unique and difficult to describe. My expectations were set high for this, but honestly, this is great. And a six-pack of this stuff would be absolutely dreamy. Good to the last drop, chunks and all.
deyholla (9636) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours brown with a reddish hue, cola carbonation and an off white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a real nice pine and fresh cut grass note backed by light roasted malts. Flavor has a lighter pine note with more roasted malts and hints of bread and coffee,
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355mL thanks to tastybeer. Clear brown with thick clumbs of yeast particulate. Pours a thicker, rocky buttermilk head with sheets of lace. Nose is super dank, huge hop resin, fatty tree nuts, meaty melons. Taste thick, spicy, big Asian melons with savory components. Really nice Black IPA.
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DocLock (9243) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottles from Capone’s and Craft. Pours turbid burnt sienna with 3-finger khaki head. Nose is vienna malt, piney hops, pineapple, mango, mild coffee. Has an initial blast of resiny sticky hops, followed by the malt, some tropical fruit, and some finishing malty bitterness. The malt does a good job of complementing the hops here.
Camons (9214) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Timbers, Denver. Pours dark brown with big tan head. Aroma of malt, toast, piney hops, grapefruit. Taste is bready malt, light caramel, pine, resin, grapefruit. Thin to medium body, average carbonation, rather bitter finish. 240212
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle is murky brownish with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of big fruity orange, grapefruit and other citrus notes, touch of resinous and pine notes as well meld into some cocoa and roasted notes, touch of caramel. Taste is more of the resinous, dank hop with some slight grapefruit undertones, going into a nice balanced roast and chocolate middle, finishes bitter. Nicely executed.
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a just clear dark brown to black with a large beige head. Citrus on the nose, floral hints, a touch of roast. Medium bodied, sweet, roast and toast. Soft cocoa and roast before more sweet long candied grapefruit and citrus. Long gently sweet bitterness on the finish. Nice stuff.
slowrunner77 (8994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"As well balanced as possible for being much more of a hop monster than I thought. The malts are in the background a little, mainly Light roast, caramel, and molasses. The hops are abundantly grapefruit and pretty bitter on the back end. Nice brew."
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle shared by Aubrey Joe. Thanks again, Joe! Pours a brown-hued copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of leafy hops, caramel malts, mint, tobacco, grapefruit, and brown sugar. Flavor of mint, grapefruit, tobacco, wood, caramel malts, and tea leaves. Medium-bodied, with a cool, leafy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Pretty good black IPA but didn’t blow me away.