slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
growler. Deeply brown/black ale w/ khaki/sand head. Coarse malts are actually smoothed out by citrus/Chinook hops. So malty thou! Great NC beer & brown ales usually bore me.
swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Darker cola pour. Big green hop aroma, coffee notes, pretty solid roastiness. Hops shine with a nice roast/coffee balance. Nice BIPA
Brewbie (455) - New York, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12o bottle. deep dark pour with a very foamy tan head. heavy hop aroma. very heavy pine hop bitterness with a note of smokey sweetness in the background. Nice balance
SpringsLicker (3156) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2012 Dense black pour that throws up an equally dense, long lasting, tan head.
Dark roasted malt aroma with some pine. Almost smoky.
The flavor is as bitter as the bitterest stouts from the roast malt. I don’t care for roast malt bitterness to this degree, but if that’s your thing; you’ll probably love this one.
smboselli (98) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark with a foam like a soda. More bitter than I expected which was a good think as it balanced out the sweet chocolate and malt flavors
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dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark and decadent with a small off white head. Nose is pine, grass, hay, chocolate and coffee. Taste is sweet up front and great bitter after. Mouthfeel is crisp and sharp, light bodied and a big aftertaste.
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5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Fairly black, large foamy tannish head, nice lacing.   Hoppy nose, slightly citrusy, also some roasted malts and a touch of dark chocolate.   Hoppy and pithy on the tongue, up front, with a roasty background.   Slightly astringent, some coffee like finish, green coffee.   Not as sweet or chocolate like that I got on the nose.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   A little mineral like after the finish.   Smells nice, starts out okay, but doesn’t finish as sweet or as perhaps clean as I would like.   Still entertaining.   Thanks Jeff!
Leafs93 (1696) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark black with charcoal head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast, citrus and pine. Taste its bitter throughout with some sweetness. Medium bodied with sticky texture.
rumproasts (2951) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. black with small head. interestingly complex flavor. chocolate and hops.
drowland (6083) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/2/12. 12oz bottle from Five Points. Very dark pour, not quite black, but a very dark brown, with a very nice tan head that sticks and laces a ton all over the glass. Citrus, pine, and a little bit of soap on the aroma as well as a touch of coffee and chocolate which makes a mocha effect. Definite hoppy citrus kick in the flavor that matches well with the slight acidity of the darker malts. There is lingering coffee and chocolate as well as a cream aspect. It’s really almost like a slightly hoppy creamy mocha. Mmm.