HughConway (829) - Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours black, slight tan head. Coffee, chocolate aroma, taste is roasted coffee and chocolate. Bit of bitter at the back. There’s not much IPA about this, but it’s a tasty porter.
obguthr (4585) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coffee and raisn nose, not strong. Mahogany, thick tan head, good lacing. Medium body. Smoky charred oak, raisin accent, parsley, grass. Very slightly vegetal in a not so good way. Solid, but like so many IDAs, it comes across more like an hoppy porter.
islay (1493) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 1-30-14. Pleasant aroma features cookie, brownie, light black licorice, cumin, and char scents. Pours a very dark brown with a small amount of beige head. Ordinary appearance. In the flavor, hops are noticeable but overpowered by the roasted malts. Roasted coffee and vanilla flavors. A bit fruit-juicy in the finish; grape popsicle. Light to medium body. Fizzy, frothy, and a bit lively in the palate. Simple and forgettable overall.
Iphonephan (4424) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Bozeman MT. Pours clear dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aromao of toasted nuts. Flavors roasted malt with some woody notes. Meidum bodied, high carbonation, bitter finish.
UkrainPubCrawler (109) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2013 I love dark IPA’s and this is definitely one of my favorites. Extremely hoppy but well balanced and with a smooth finish. Absolutely delicious!
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark brown, thick tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt. Taste is rich dark roasted malt, coffee, bitter and herbal hops, then citrus comes through.
mnurda (1193) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled sample from happy Harrys. Rich dark colour. Nice malt flavour with good amount of hops. Very tasty
vikingguy (925) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown. Chocolate malts and some grassy hops on the nose. Tastes like a bitter chocolate stout. Just alright for me.
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Ed5388 (2537) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle shared by JohnGonk! Pours a dark brown to black color with a thin foamy tan head. Aroma of mostly sweet caramel, some roasted malt, citrus, and a hint of hazelnut. Taste of bitter roasted coffee, sweet caramel, lemon juice, and grapefruit.
cards04 (2341) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Happy Harrys Beer and Bacon Festival in Grand Forks. Nice roasty and hoppy aromas and flavours. Well Balanced.