brokensail (16053) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of GT. Thanks! Black pour with a khaki head. Herbal and piney hop aromas along with plenty of roasted malt, licorice, and dark chocolate. Some burnt sugar, caramel, and a hint of smoke. Bitter and hoppy flavor. Tons of pine and woody herbs. Roasted malt, char, licorice, and burnt sugar. Dark chocolate and some coffee, light malt sweetness.
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craft Heads, Shibuya. Pitch black - offwhite head. Licorice. Light coffee notes. Nutty. High burned malts. Carcoal. Fruity notes. Ok hoppy. Medium bitterness. Nice dryness. Lovely.
mcberko (14355) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from StFun (thanks a lot, Josh), pours black with a medium foamy tan head. Nose brings out loads of fresh green hops galore, a bit of cocoa, a bit of bitter coffee, and a bit of chalk. Flavour brings out shitloads of fresh green hops and loads of slightly burnt coffee duking it out to fight for the forefront, with a bit of bitter cocoa in the back. This is basically a cross of a stout and black IPA. Super pungent on the hops, but without the harshness of many black IPAs. Full-bodied, bringing the best of both styles to the table. Great stuff.
Benzai (13881) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared @ tasting. Very dark brown to black color with a medium sized light brown head. Aroma is malts, surprisingly a lot of grains, a hint of dark chocolate and only slightly roast. Taste malts, again super grainy, oatmeal, pretty bitter and some roasty bitter. Medium body and carbonation.
Tmoney99 (13459) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Poured black color with medium frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Aroma is very complex with roasted chocolate, licorice and citrus hop. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark chocolate bittersweet flavor and moderate to heavy complex dark bittersweet finish of Moderate to long duration. Solid complex beer.
Dogbrick (11467) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Beer Savant for sharing a bottle during his 50th birthday bash. Pours jet black with a medium thick foamy tan head that dissipates slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of earthy malt, chocolate and resiny hops. The finish is roasty with a coffee and chocolate aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
crossovert (11344) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Blackish pour. Flavor of roast, some chocolate, typical FFF hops. A very normal yet satisfying black ipa/hoppy stout.
Sammy (11164) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black and lacy. Hops and roast, chocolate, a little boozy in the finish.
Thanks for sharing, Liam.
daknole (10859) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark brown pour, brown head. Flavor is sweet but with plenty of dry and hoppy notes on the finish. A nice mix of chocolate notes, licorice and then the dry finish. Enjoyable brew.
shrubber85 (10669) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Hay, woody chocolate malt, light smoke, and bitter herbal aroma. Black-brown with small head. Sweet chocolate malt, strong oak, and moderately bitter herbal flavor. Nice blending. Spectacular - wish this were a regular.