devilben02 (271) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from my home keg with a nearly opaque color brown color and a thick beige head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. The aroma is a dull but varied mix of chocolate and herbal hops. The flavor is a bit more lively, with an earthy combination of hops and roasted malts. The light, resinous mouthfeel supports this flavor profile nicely. Overall, this beer is roasty and multi-dimensional without being too overbearing like I find many in this style to be, making it a flavorful selection that goes down easier than its alcohol percentage would suggest.
decaturstevo (4872) - 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 (7905) - , 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 (3896) - 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 (126) - 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 (4860) - 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.
BeerKurve (483) - - JUN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted barley, chocolate malts, floral hops and some yeast flavors. Light bodied with some mild carbonation. Pretty good.
beechner224 (615) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle brought back from NC. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is really hoppy, piney, grassy. Taste is mild bitterness, mild chocolate malt. Good mixture, nothing overwhelming. Think this is good to style. Not my favorite style anymore, but think it is a good example.
JHeath99 (797) - - JUN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Hop City. Pours an opaque dark brown with tan colored head. Aroma of hops and roasted malts. Taste is pretty unique, nice hoppiness that blends well with a coffee/chocolate/malts.
deaconmike (360) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Dark amber with tan head and nice lacing. Roasty malt aroma with piney hops. Similar taste. More sweet than bitter. Medium body, carb has a little bite, but goes down smooth. Nice black ipa.
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Poured dark brown with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma was floral hops and roasted malt. Flavor was roasted malt, light coffee, lots of resinous and citrusy hops. And yes, I got a bit of the mint, which, for me, detracted from an otherwise solid beer. Already a lot going on here -- the mint was a bridge too far.