novels (385) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked this beer more than I thought I would. Pleasant hop bitterness with a malty aroma, has some nice brown to black color, and a great balance.
jhogan4 (246) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by Steve - thanks! 12 fl oz bottle, poured into a tulip, cloudy dark brown. Nose is malt and hops. Flavor is bitter with some citrus, roast and malt. Not very well balanced, overly bitter and dry.
northropfrye (1376) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark body with off white head. This is definitely more on the stout side of the black IPA style. Like a really nice stout with noticable hops, rather than just a darkened or slightly roasted malt IPA, which is more typical of black IPAs. Anyway, this was unique and very tasty.
48FanInCali (517) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Not bad. Moderately hoppy with some notes of pepper and roasted malt.
LethalDose (3) - - MAY 11, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good overall flavour but the palate and after taste starts out rough. Builds on itself; the second pint is much better than the first.
guinnesses (9) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is citrus American hops, roasted malt, chocolate. Flavor is a battle between hop bitterness and roasted malts, the flavors of which seem to clash. The finish is a bit harsh as well as the roast and hops continue to fight it out. An interesting beer, but one was enough.
wilnatp (441) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel, and malt. Taste is slightly bitter like dark chocolate and French roast coffee. Very good.
oneeighthcuban (103) - - APR 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smell is mostly roasted malt flavors and characteristics and not so much in terms of hops. Has a pretty bitter finish, but I feel like the malt used is far too roasty. Wish this had more hop flavor and characteristics.
joergen (17722) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at yespr.
Black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted and hoppy aroma of cocoa powder.
Roasted and hoppy flavour of dark chocolate and grapefruits.
Hoppy and roasted finish.
Ungstrup (26476) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A red-brown beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, caramel, and hops, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.