playitbybeer (118) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brown with a volanic head that bubbles up and almost over that gives way to a bubblebath foam that ends looking like the surface of the moon. Oatmeal, hops, socks, and bad breath. The carbonation bites your tongue like a philipino prostitute fighting you over the $37.00 that you owe her. The taste is very faint, not too hoppy, and very thin. I get a hint of oatmeal, barley, hops, chocolate, and cereal. Its not a great beer but its also not great.
DaSilky1 (2604) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy brown with little to no head and by "little to no head", i mean the head was approximately twice as big as the brown underneath..As it starts to settle, it creates weird pictures of the virgin mary. This beer is hard to smell...or maybe I have a cold..I think i smell musty licorice...and it has a growing plasticy nature to it as well. Flavors are kind of licorice-like, crisp, and clean but its hard to pick out much of anything specific. It is has musty, herbal character to it..Am i the only one tasting that licorice? Anyway...the hops are herbal, minty, fennel-like...the malts are slightly roasty with a little toffee hints. Its not too bad really...and it was cheap as hell...like less than $5 for a 750 of 8.8% alcohol decent beer.
ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Joenuegs for the bottle. One twist of the cage and POP. Gusher. I have to admit i was afraid by the looks of this over carbonated beast. Roasty citrus hop aroma. Coffee, ashy, roast, light bittersweet chocolate and hops of course
angrypirate06 (1330) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge head with a dark brown body. Aroma is citrus hops, dank, oranges. Flavor is a mix of roasted malts, slight coffee, and hoppy bitterness.
joeneugs (2141) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. I lost at least a third of this bottle due to gushing over carbonation. It just kept on coming... once I got past that, it was a pretty interesting beer. It has a black pour, with an obviously towering tan head. The aroma is very pungent leafy hops with licorice, gasoline, and some roasted coffee beans. The flavor is pretty thick and oily with roasted flavors of pine and ash and a touch of black licorice. Overall, very roasted and bitter. Earthy. Not bad.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head.... bottle gushed a bit and there was far too much head. Aroma is some nice citrus, chocolate malt, not much else. Flavor is the same, some sweet oats, caramel, citrus hops, some resin, and a small amount of old coffee roast in the finish.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
鼮ml bottle) Pours a murky brown body with a tall aggressive tan head. Aroma of florals, dark malts, mustiness, earth, and herbs. Flavor of hops (floral, herbal, earthy, citrus), light roastiness, and some cocoa.
KAggie97 (3530) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked bottle from IrishBoy. Thanks again, Richard!
Pours a rich, deep mahogany with a head that literally doesn’t stop; climbing like a kudzu vine on steroids and cocaine, the head is relentless and thick from the over-carbonation. Aroma is a syrupy sweet grapefruit/strawberry blend with a hint of orange and pine tar. Flavor is a sweet/sour raisin/peach/grapefruit blend with a backbone of flowers and honeydew. Slightly better than average mouthfeel that is a bit thin but tingly on the tongue. Overall, a nice IPA but the over-carbonation distracts; I felt like the little Dutch boy putting his finger in the dike except I was scrambling to find glasses to hold the volcanic eruption of foam.
matt7215 (1928) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from bhensonb. gusher. pours dark reddish brown with a huge tan head. way over carbonated. aroma of roasted malt and IPA style hopping. same for the flavour. i dont really like black IPAs and this is no exception. the concept should work it just doesnt. tone down the carbonation on this one and itd be the best example ive had.
StefanSD (1793) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from bevmo. Bottle is a gusher, lost about a third down the sink. pours a muddy dark brown color with way too much beige head. The aroma has roasted chocolate malts and some piney hops. The flavor is earthy with biter walnuts, pine resin, roasted malts and dirt. The palate is full with overactive fizzy carbonation. The finish is long and dry-biter. Very tasty, but they need to work on the gusher/over carbonation aspect.