Rasmus40 (15773) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mikkeller Beer shop. Hazy reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt and moderate hoppy - grapefruit and pine. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. A bit disappointing. 160813
ken1 (1597) - DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fruity sweet aroma. Flavor is a very nice fruity bitterness with sweet notes and a warm creamy mouthfeel. Color is dark brown with a white head.
Hophaze (192) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at FFF! All I can say is wow!! Pours gorgeous black with tan head. Aroma of tobacco, malts and pine. Taste very balanced! My new fav black IPA.
sitzds (318) - - AUG 10, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at FFF brewpup. Pours dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma of prunes/dates, tobacco, roasted hops. Similar flavors with hints of grapefruit citrus.
Theydon_Bois (15553) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s pad, thanks to George from NC for trading me this one, 06/08/13.
Opaque mahogony brown with a thin tan head.
Nose is bitter hops, pine, light roast, grapefruit, chocolate.
Taste comprises bitter roast, pine needles, bitter juice enfused tropicals, grapefruit tang, earthy, dusting of cocoa.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish with hop bitterness.
ICEatALAMO (1243) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewery. The pour is brown with smooth head. The aroma is mostly roasted hops. The taste is big hops. Some smokiness to it.
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Scopey (11365) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Jack’s farewell tasting, many thanks to Colin. It purs deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasty, earth, sweet pine, prune, date, cocoa and orange. The taste is roasted malt, toast, pine, cocoa, earth, decent bitterness, coffee grinds, citrus and mild acidity. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Good balance. Pretty tasty stuff.
drsordr (2062) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour dark brown. Nose sweet malt and floral hop. Tate sweet malt, spice hop and roast. Better roasted flavors, not burnt tasting like a lot of black IPA tend towards. Late bitter aftertaste.
wchesser (1778) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2013 From a trade with budznsudz. Thanks, man! Slightly thin looking brown with pretty persistent thin head and medium lacing. Nose is kind of light, some roast malt and orange. Taste is pine and light grapefruit hops, nice roasted malt core almost becoming burnt caramel with warmth. One of those where the total is greater than the sum of its parts. Really very nice BIPA. Hits the spot.
holdenn (2101) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Brown black with a beige head. light nose some citrus lemonb some odd earthiness. Lots of lemony hop flavors. Some bitter pine with undertones of dark fruit cherries tobacco and chocolate. Really over carbonated but but a creamy body once it settles. Long juicy bitter finish. Nice beer.