brokensail (11854) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Three Floyds. Black in color with a khaki head. Nice roasted malt, cocoa powder, and toasted bread on the nose. Quite hop forward as well. Strong floral and citrus hop aromas. Big grapefruit, orange, and tangerine. Flavor is lightly bitter with roasted malt, grapefruit peel, and a hint of coffee. Lots of orange and tangerine. Some cocoa powder and dark chocolate, toffee, and molasses.
Tmoney99 (11228) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate roasted dark malt and citrus aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is the very good brew.
deyholla (7157) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear near black a brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a good amount of pine a grassy hops with a nice roast note and a hint of dryness. Flavor starts with earthy grassy hops with a growing roasted malts with a nice dry finish.
DuffMan (7147) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Publican in Chicago. How is this not a black IPA? Incredibly hoppy porter in true 3F fashion, delicious, incredibly drinkable. But truthfully, it is the hops that steal the show here, fresh and bright and yummy.
TheAlum (5964) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Munster, IN). Stop down after work for beer and cheap gas. Pours a richer deeper brown black pour, a good haze, lighter glowing brown copper edges show some fire, reddish ruby glow. A cakey tannish head atop stays as a firm layer, laces ok overall and sticks around as a firm layer. Aromas are blasts of citrusy hops, grapefruit and tropical fruits, florals and grass. Rich seemingly Citra nose gives some oomph and Amarillo comes in more as we work in. Tropical, hoppy fruit melange with lemons and oranges coming in, some toasty malts, roast, and biscuits. Gentle cocoa give some whispers as the nose adjusts to the hops. Fresh and lively. Nose settles down as it warms a bit. Initial offers a contrast of elements. The hop nose fades on flavor, perhaps due to the dry hop contribution. Toasty and cocoa, biscuits and slowly growing roast. Dark chocolate, darker malts, bread, and toffee. Sweeter oats into the middle with flashes of grapefruit and oranges, some florals, roasty and toasty with some sweeter malts, sufficient bitter hopping as the body ends up on the medium end, perhaps a touch more girthy. Some Amarillo gumball like elements at times, as I call them. Cocoa and bakers chocolate, roasty and dry bittersweet cocoa backend. Dryness, florals, citrus and some intervening pine elements. The hops return, synergistic with the roast and cocoa dryness into the back and finish, a touch resiny, certainly lingering cocoa, roast, florals, and dry citrusy hops, some slight wafts of that tropical and grapefruit nose. A solid beer that has a nose that really seems different than the work as a whole. Fun offering, like the contrast. Nose is great, beer is pretty nice and gives some good contrast of flavors and palate. I can see some people really digging this. Especially the Porter Crowd as it really gives that darker malt slant, the hop profile really gives it something different though
Beerman6686 (4782) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a dark brown with a off white hea.d Aroma was of medium roasted malts and arthy green hops. Flavor was similar, fairly light porter puhing towards an india brown ale.
nuplastikk (4747) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at FFF. Big steady head on top of a deep brown-black body. Full bodied, rich, roasty chocolate porter. Heavy malts, molasses. Roast coffee tones with the chocolate malts. Far from sessionable, this one took me awhile to finish. Solid flavors, just a little heavy for the ABV. Quality overall.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at FFF, pours black with creamy and foamy tan head. Aroma well thanks Brian I get celery but I don’t mind it that much cuz there’s great pine and citrus too. Flavors are rather roasty, iced coffee and creme, good pine and tangerine citrus. Smooth milky finish. Full bodied. Really dug this one despite the celery.
bytemesis (3699) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours opaque black, small tan creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, light roast. Flavor follows, citrus, roast, light sweet, light biter. Light body, creamy. Black IPA, dude
HonkeyBra (3558) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating from notes. On draft at the pub. Pours a dark brown/black pour. Nice, tan head. Aroma of herbal and leafy hops, lots of chocolate. Flavor is chocolatey, with a nice herbal hop finish. Nice, thick bodied. Overal, good beer./