EithCubes (5547) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose of dark roast malt and charry black malt with pine and a touch of cedar, pairing with additional woody hop tones and danker, stickier unders. Sweet with some fruit, predominately well-pairing citrus. Pours dark brown with a very airy tan head that needs to be watched carefully. Taste is burnt, charred, and moderately dry, has a bit of sourish acrid tang and lovely ashen and smoky notes toward the finish. Body is a little flabby but medium-full and pretty drinkable, fruitiness is tones down significantly and we’re left with more wood and fire treatment. Not too bold, actually pretty well balanced and repeatable.
Sammy (11060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Recent bottle from appalachian vinter. Dark with lace. Citrus over roast character, in taste and aroma. Very good drinkability.
Ed5388 (3164) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore PA. Poured a dark cola brown color with a small foamy off white head. Aroma and flavor of old citrus, pine, roasted malt, chocolate, and hints of char.
Goodgrief (1990) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Carolina Ale House. Pour is dark, moderate head and some nice lacing. Smells like a citrus IPA. It tastes like a citrus IPA with some mild toasty/roasty notes. Pretty well balanced.
MadRobin (2794) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap sampler at Whole Foods in Market Square in Fairfax, VA.
Opaque, near black with a creamy tan head and superb lacing.
Aroma of sweet grapefruit, chocolate, toasted malt and pineapple.
Taste of grapefruit, chocolate, roasted malt, pineapple and dark toast.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization.
A grapefruit and chocolate black IPA--definitely different. Nice occasionally, but not as a "go to" regular brew.
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decaturstevo (5750) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is nice roasted malt and some grapefruit. Flavor is very roasty with a nice resiny/grapefruit bitter. Medium body with good carbonation. Nice beer
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Dmacs. Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of mocha, pine, resin, toast and touch metallic. Overcarbonated. Medium body.
dmac (5466) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle shared by Ed5388. Poured a HUGE light beige frothy head over a midnight black body. Aroma of dry sugsr, old chocolate, artificial sweetner, dry medium to dark toast, pineapple, roasty, sweeter yellow grapefruit. Palateis good, medium body, average carbonation, lilingering flavor, slightly roasty. Flavor of dry old dark chocolate, dry toast, bad chocolate, dry oranges, yeast.
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy, pine, mint, charred, chocolate, malt aroma. Very dark brown with a nice off white head. Charred malt, chocolate bitterness, slight sour on the end. Pretty good beer
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a flat black body with a large frothy light brown head that left some sticky lace. The nose is really chocolaty with a lighter roastiness and some nice fruity hops. The flavor is a little heavier on the Porter side than the IPA side, which is fine by me. Really chocolaty with minimal roast, citrusy and bright hoppiness with just a moderate bitterness. Nice lingering finish. Light to medium bodied with soft gentle carbonation. Pretty nice hoppy Porter, or what ever you want to call it.