Leafs93 (1859) - 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.
ilovedarkbeer (2436) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a black brown color with a foamy light brown head. Notes of milk chocolate, pine, orange citrus, and chocolate liqueur. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side
jcr (2320) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Deep brown/black body with a beige head. Hop-forward aroma of pine, grapefruit juice, citrus, roasted malts. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Bitter finish. Sweet citrus flavor balanced with bitter hops and roasted malts. Slight char taste along with tobacco and wood. Nice.
lightbias (288) - USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The liquid is the color of black walnut and pours into the glass easily, the medium body quickly overwhelmed with three fingers of porous, tan head. The head is not imperishable and dissipates in a short time, leaving a thick, patchy lace; wet and sticky on the glass.
The aroma is a mild roast, squashed by spicy pine and berries. I pull the first full quaff past my tongue and find the pine in my nasal passages after the swallow and fully a part of my exhale. The bitterness of the hops are apparent on my gums, the edges of the taste almost drying the membranes and nibbling at the sides of my tongue.
A juicy blackberry is the shining star in the flavor, the pine a solid foundation for the very agreeable layers of roast and fruit.
The finish is short, as hoppy as this is, and doesn’t cling long. The carbonation is great, at first. It does diffuse over the course, but never entirely, and although I enjoyed the brew more with a bit of a buzz, it’s still nicely enjoyable to the end of the glass.
Definitely a brew I would drink again!!
MarkSachon (732) - 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 (2030) - 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 (1653) - 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 (2805) - 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 (5253) - 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 (17899) - , 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 (1971) - 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.