MarinEvelyn (464) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Initial sniff-dark, sweet, roasty chocolate. A little fresh pine. smells rich and cream.
ohh, surprising taste. Pine, malt, hops. sweet but light. malty finish, a little hoppy a well. very nice
tastybeer (1607) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is dark brown with a small tan head, some retention/little lace. Aroma of roast, chocolate citrus/pine hops, light coffee. Taste is moderately bitter, citrus/pine, chocolate, roast. Palate is average carbonation, slick, bitter finish.
gyllenbock (4083) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a small head. Aroma and taste of hops, grape, licorice and some light roasted malt. Balanced and nicely drinkable.
SirLimpsalot (1955) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@basunen: trevlig humleton samt en touch av lakrits. Smaken är mycket humlerik och len. Fin balans.
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Scipio (650) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma consists of grapefruit, licorice, roasted malts, pineapple, and rye. Of all of these impressions, I find the citrus and licorice being dominant. The taste, especially early, comes across as being more malty, being a mixture of roasted and earthy. Citrus grapefruit is still very noticeable, as well as licorice. Aftertaste loses much of the maltiness and is strong in the citrus and licorice, and lasts awhile. Medium in body, with a slightly sticky, yet slick texture. Average carbonation. This has the feel of a Three Floyds beer. Its very enjoyable.
Oly (23) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bomber to a pint glass. Thick, sweet, and tight head over a cola colored beer. The aroma was piney and a bit floral. The flavor for me was a semi-sweet malt character. The beer seemed well balanced, but not for a DIPA. If you go in expecting a really interesting hop character of an IPA, you’ll be disappointed. If you go in expecting a well balanced black ale, you’ll be happy. I rated it highly because I don’t care much about style as long as I enjoy drinking it, and I enjoyed this bottle very much. As others have said, though, it’s far more easy drinking than it is a really interesting and unique beer. But boy is it easy to drink!
kaser (2093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown pour from 22oz I got at DLD. Nice nutty pleasant hoppy aroma. Taste is hints of chocolate malty good hops and well rounded. Really liked it. Up there with better BIPA's
AdamJackson (2099) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark porter like appearance. Roasted chocolate and a lite hippiness. Interesting but not memorable. Not a huge fan but drinkable
alexsdad06 (4522) - Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a cola brown color with a medium plus sized off white/beige head. The aroma is citrus and resiny hops, mild roasted malt, caramel and a hint of spicy hops. The flavor is more roasted malts, citrus and resiny hops, caramel, toffee with some spicy rye like notes.
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice pine and a bit of resin among with a bit of roast. Moderate bitterness. Faint coffee and a really nice mouthfeel. Easy drinking.