Nephilium (1475) - 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.
MarkSachon (711) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ox bottle. What a great ABA. No overwhelming hops or burn from excess anything. This one goes in and down smooth as silk, Don’t pass on this one.
Errl (1946) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle..Pour is black with a light tan head..Nose is roast, chocolate, spice, chocolate...Taste is heavy carb, dry, pine hop, roast, chocolate...
pinkzambia (1618) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Dark color with a tan head. Citrusy hop aroma with a bit of lived-in musty house on the end. Strong bitter flavors with some grainy notes among the hop profile. Solid black IPA
IndianaRed (2768) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by PinkZambia Very big up front hoppy aroma. Good dark roasted notes as well. Big on both sides of teh flavor bill
mR_fr0g (5015) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso easter tasting. 04/04/2015. Thanks to Leighton for this one. Caramel brown colour pour with a lasting sticky cream coloured pour. Aroma is sweet, nutty malts, light pine cones hops, toast and roast, Flavour is composed of tart roast, burnt toast, light pine and citrus, hop, little jammy fruity hop. Palate is a medium light, highish carbonation, decent beer.
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4th April 2015
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Opaque dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry, good fine carbonation. The dark malts are mildly roasty bitter. Good piney floral hops with an overtone of light citrus. Crisp light finish. Nice.
NikkTwist (1926) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Redwood. Very dark brown pour with a large frothy tan head. Lots of wet lace. Dark chocolate. Leather. A nice dark burnt element to it. Mild black pepper spiciness. Medium-bodied when cold but seemed to thin as it warmed (which is unusual because it tends to be the other way around.) Not bad, but not as good as Duck-Rabbit stouts.
Scopey (8544) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ChrisO’s house of fun. Thanks to L-Dogg. for this CDA. It pours deep brown with a thick tan head. The nose is soft, juicy pine, varnish, earth, ashy, cocoa and dark chocolate. The taste is bitter, earthy roast, cocoa, toast, ash, charred wood, leather, varnish, dark chocolate and some citrus rind. Medium body and high carbonation. Pretty solid CDA.
rlgk (12848) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at a tasting at Chris and Ruth 150404. Black beer with a nice beige head. Hoppy leather aroma, chocolate, cocoa, hay notes. Hoppy grassy flavor, chocolate, cocoa, some leather.
cgarvieuk (16805) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at chrisO... Deep black.. Soft chocolate roast malts nose... Dark chocolate roast... Soft dark chocolate... Heavy malts.. Dark roast.. Dark chocolate.. Light charcoal bitter