hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of a trade. Poured black with a beige head and a lot of sticky lacing. Nose is roasted malts and pine hops. Medium plus in body with a smooth creamy mouth feel. Flavor is a good balance of chocolate malts and pine hops and a good bitterness is there. The finish shows the pine hops and some licorice. Really delicious beer.
closey22 (784) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with lasting thin lacy beige head; slightly sweet and softly hoppy; Flava is earthty & sweet some berry and raisiny notes; feels medium some fizz; finishes dry and bitters with some herbal notes
gripweed57 (592) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at High Street Grill in Mount Holly, NJ. Nose is a combo of roasted malts and piney hops. Upfront, flavor is bittersweet roasted malt and more pine hops. A unique contrast that seems to work nicely. Soft silky mouthfeel. Finish has notes of licorice and chocolate. Nicely done.
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 12-24-2011 (Bottle) The appearance is a medium sized tan fizzy head with a lengthy retention, transparent brown body with an orange tint, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, pine and grassy hops. The flavor is roasted malt, pine hops and fruity. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is medium bodied. The roasted malt takes over the hops in this beer thus giving this beer a lingering roastiness.
cgarvieuk (13933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at chrisOs... Deep black... Big tan head... Soft soapy chocolate pine nose ove fizzy... Dark malts... Rich chocolate roast... Light pine... Dry bitter chocolate
JHeath99 (793) - - APR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours a translucent dark brown with a layer of off white head. Aroma of malts and pine. Taste of a random assortment of hops, malts, dark chocolate, and pine.
PorterPounder (5341) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Warner Robins, Ga. - Lazy Dog Growler - on tap. Deep dark brown pour, sticky mocha colored head with luxurious lacing. Aroma has a hint of chocolate, light spruce. Delectable flavor with solid chocolate notes, a touch of licorice, some rye mintiness, a touch of light citrus bitternesd with a nutty back end. Thickish mouthfeel. Very enjoyable.
dmac (3892) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bomber from Spirits Manahawkin. Poured a nice looking thick dark black body under a larger dense creamy beige head. Aroma is blah, the roastiness is missing and there is some light chocolate over a cardboard tonic water band aid combo. Palate is okay with a medium to thicker body with stronger fizzy carbonation. Flavor is better than the aroma with a little bit of roastiness hanging on, hint of buttery chocolate and dark toast. This one is suffering from some infection issues and I guarantee time will kill this completely, I couldnt even finish the bottle.
Nejhleader (1222) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice brew. Has a nice toasty malt presence very well blended with some pine hops, good stuff.
DedicatedToFun (2124) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good black IPA, bomber from peabodys in boone, lots of hops and roasty flavors