shonobiwan (212) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Long Island, NY - 12 oz. bottle poured a dark burgundy color with a small amount of head and moderate lacing. Aroma was malt heavy with a hoppy foundation. Taste is very much like a normal IPA with citrus hops but aftertaste is if bitter chocolate. Didn't think this brew would work but it's solid.
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glennmastrange (2311) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of roasted and caramel, pine for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with chocolate, toffee, and orange in the background. Head is large, frothy turning rocky, beige with excellent lacing and is fully lasting. Color is clear dark burgandy. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft to lively carbonation. An odd IPA, but the added chocolate and orange stand out without being overpowering.
rosenbergh (7238) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. (The Greenville Beer Exchange) Greenville, SC.
Dark reddish brown colour with a small light tan head.
Chocolate, mild malt and mild fruitiness in the aroma. Closer to a stout than an IPA. The flavour is dark hops, moderate bitterness, mild chocolate and some maltiness. Completely flat, no carbonation whatsoever. A disappointment.
biznizness (1104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap takeover at Matthews Beer Temple. Better than I thought, for sure. This is not a fruit beer or specialty beer really, itís a black IPA and the other flavors are pretty subdued. Definitely interesting and well done, and if you ever feel the need to put fruit and chocolate in your IPA I would look for this beer.
ajtrupp (279) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not really chocolatey, more of a roasted malt. Both that and the citrus are pretty tame. Which I guess is a good thing, if both were strong- along with this being an IPA- the beer would probably be a damn mess. It's tasty, but I was hoping for bolder flavors.
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rondphoto (2175) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Habersham Beverage / Savannah GA --- Clear dark ruby brown color, persistent 1/2" tan head, cobwebs of lace. Taste is chocolate malt with a bit of orange that turns to light hops in a very long finish. Itís more like a strong stout than an IPA. Pretty easy to quaff, big chewy taste, it works for me.
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium to dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma has some orange citrus and chocolate notes in it, but the orange is fairly subtle. The flavor is similar. There is some chocolate, orange and pine as well as a low amount of bitterness. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
wchesser (1216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Extra from flandersned-thanks, Steve! Medium brown. Nice nose of chocolate malts, suppose some orange citrus. Sweet, chocolately malts, and even bitterness from citrus hops. Figured this to be a train wreck, but pleasantly surprised even if I didnít love it.
Errl (1679) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle..Pour is dark brown with a thin white head...Nose is orange, chocolate, spice, dry..Tatse is orange, chocolate, bitter, spice, dry..
geologyguy (741) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
HUGE head on it...canít even pour! Smell is like a fruity hop smell...a little orangey but more chocolatey...good, not to bitter
PorterPounder (5647) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Asheville, NC - Brusiiní Ales - 12 oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a nice sticky mocha colored head, Aroma reminds me of a chocolate and orange bakery concoction of some sort. Flavor is interesting with some artificial orange flavor, some chocolate mousse, some licorice accents. Some trailing bitterness in the back end. Mouthfeel has a decent texture to it. Much better than expected.