teemoney (94) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle into snifter. Dark brown with thin tan head around the glass. Smell is all hops. Taste is the same, piney / citrusy hops with a roasty malt backbone/finish, with some lingering bitterness in the way back. No indication of the 10.5% abv. Medium thin with a crisp feel. Really odd beer, definitely the hoppiest stout I’ve ever had. It really is almost more like a black IPA. Kind of not very well balanced. Not bad though, if you’re not expecting a traditional stout, it definitely grew on me over the course of drinking the bottle.
kaser (3541) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Having this for breakfast on a hangover. Black pour at Dallas's pad. 22oz. Had a very hoppy smell and taste to it. Like a black ipa. Sweet chocolate cocoa and hoppy taste. Malty. Delicious.
drfabulous (4407) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle. Great aroma. Rich chocolate goodness followed by a hoppy roasty taste. This is excellent.
Marheb (2755) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
L’équilibre entre le chocolat, le côté anisé et la résine verdoyante est unique en son genre, j’ai peine à la comparer. Elle n’est pas excessivement onctueuse ni très sucrée mais furieusement buvable.
shrubber85 (8301) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Fresh hay, chicory coffee, chocolate malt aroma - very pleasant. Black with minimal head. Sweet coffee, chocolate malt, and moderately bitter floral herbal flavor. Nice body. Excellent.
Cjmccahill (24) - Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had high hopes, wasn't disappointed. Looks and smells great. Sweet, but not sugary. Chocolate, coffee, roasty, easy for ABV.
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AWISLguy (1564) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber on Christmas Night from Harry, in our week of mourning. Quite similar to Alpha Klaus, but without the sweetness. Terrific grassy aroma. Hops in the mouthfeel. This was great!
bwa5879 (772) - Portage, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black pour with half inch of medium brown head and moderate lacing. Really aromatic floral aroma, really light. Soft carbonation, thinner bodied for the style, really clean finish with a hint of the ABV shining through. Big taste of floral hops mixed with roasty malts that add smokey wood, deep chocolate, some rootiness, booziness toward the finish. Unique floral hoppy stout that’s light bodied, truly one of a kind. Probably more akin to a black ipa.
MajorBuzz (9) - Munster, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black, large creamy bubbly tan head. Chocolate, sweet and coffee malt and earthy pine aroma. Creamy mouthfeel. Dark chocolate, licorice and sweet cream with notes of fruity pine. Excellent.
Patrickctenchi (4445) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours coffee-black with a quick, thin tan head.
Pine, chocolate, grapefruit, anise aroma.
Taste is grapefruit, caramel and chocolate malt, licorice, cream, vanilla....
Black IPA/Stout.....I really loved this blending....
It meshes two of my favourite styles brilliantly....
Beautiful flavor and feel....OUTSTANDING.