Nephilium (1264) - Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big sticky hop aroma, with some vegetal undertones. Pours an opaque black with a thin light tan head. The flavor is a big blast of piny hops, with a touch of roast which lingers quite some time in the finish. Very drinkable, and a really good representation of this new style.
gripweed57 (517) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Dark brown color topped by a small creamy beige head. Interesting complex aroma, has notes of dark chocolate pine needles and spearmint. Big dark roasted malt flavor has a touch of bittersweet chocolate and resiny hops. Big chewy mouthfeel. Big hoppy finish combines with the dark malts to produce a badass ABA.
jbruner (1998) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled at Classic City Brew Fest 2014. Pours a dark black with minimal tan head. Aroma is more toward the roast with a nice citrus hop behind it. Taste is more to the hop flavor, feels like old school hops, the four Cs. Pretty nice.
ElCapitan22 (40) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown/black color with very nice lacing. Tastes of roasted malts and slightly of coffee. Bitter enough to be an ipa, but not overly bitter. A very difficult thing to do....not taste too hoppy while being an ipa.
cfrancis (2163) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a huge frothy brown head. Aroma is rich roasted malts and pine hops. Taste is big rich roasted malts with a great pine hop bitterness
sturmthis (232) - USA - APR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Very dark brown with off white head. Citrus and pineapple aroma. Bitter taste with a dry aftertaste. Lovely beer.
LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious beer! These guys never disappoint! Aroma, unlike the commercial description, was all malt. Strong chocolate milkshake and roasted malt. Hint of green hops but very faint. Pour was a nice deep dark brown/near black with a one finger tan head. Taste was delicious. Now the hops come out. Still very malty and chocolatey, but now a nice bitterness comes out. Pine sap and notes of grapefruit balance out the chocolate and malt goodness. Perfectly balanced. Nice strong carbonation.Can’t say enough about this beer.
thoramel (55) - Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black with caramel colored fizzy head that reduces to a thin lacing. Smells like a malty IPA. The taste is roasted coffee and malts up front and big citrus and bitter right behind that. Lingering malt on the palette. Great beer.
Jamesthebrit (196) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lighter aroma. Piney hops. Little roastiness.
Looks nice. very dark. Head is creamy tan.
Taste is very hoppy. Piney. Dull lingering bitterness on the hops is a little off. Not a lot of roasted charachter.
Palate is smooth but the hop finish takes away.
Overall this was surprisingly light but a solid beer. A little too hoppy compared to roasty when looking at the style. Good for a hop head.
phaleslu (5889) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour at Barley’s. Pours a deep coffee brown with a small beige head that laces the glass. Toasted and roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, earthy hops, a hint of citrus. Right on the money. Really nice. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, roasty mouthfeel. I liked this one a lot.
Howlader (444) - - FEB 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4oz taster at Rustico in Ballston. A super hoppy black IPA - well done. Enjyoable beer.