Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared in London - picked up in Vermont. Pours amber brown with a large, creamy tan head. The aroma has some dried berries, suggestions of cocoa, burnt marshmallow. Light sweet flavor with lots of charred wood, earth, burnt pine. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Lightly astringent on the finish with lots of burnt wood, burnt pine, orange rind. So so.
Scopey (11790) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours darkest brown with a massive light tan head. The nose is piney, soapy, roasty, cocoa, brown sugar and some dark fruits. The taste is bitter, piney, soapy, pepper, grapefruit, lemon peel, burnt wood, ashy roast and mild acidity with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Fine.
unclemike (2860) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
black in color with a white/tan head moderate citrus hop aroma with light roasted malt light bitter finish had moderate carbonation a decent beer.
deyholla (9821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a grayish brown head that dissipate slowly to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy pine that is joined by earthy dark grains and a bit of roasted malts. Flavor has the same earthy malt and earthy grain combination with some roast coming through towards the finish.
keepersj12 (3051) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A below average for the style. Pours dark brown with a big head. The aroma is a bit of a metallic tin can. The taste is better with a bit of chocolate and malt. The flavor has a nice hop bite.
Ed5388 (3065) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bomber from Crossroads Spirits. Pours black with a thick frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, baby diapers, plastic, and sweet perfume. Taste is metallic, dark malts, burnt toast, and old citrus skins.
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at Twisted Pine. Appearance: light brown head, burnt amber color, clear. Aroma: roast, floral hops. Palate: medium body, sticky texture, very bitter finish that lasts. Taste: good balance, sweet->bitter with a nice transition. Overall, not super complex, nor super unique, but solid. Good beer.
jtclockwork (13523) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose and taste of dry toast, dry roast chocolate, pine and light dry roast coffee. Medium body.
zizzybalubba (1768) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle from Wine 101, Wake Forest, NC. Pours dark brown to almost black with a ridiculously frothy khaki head. Aroma is mostly cocoa and roasted coffee with faint floral hops. Taste is citrusy hops with a healthy chocolatey malt backbone. Unfortunately the huge frothy head really gets in the way of the taste and palate. While certainly not a bad beer, this is not one of the better representations of this style.
brokensail (15468) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Twisted Pine. Black pour with a khaki head. Pine, grass, and orange on the nose. A touch of grapefruit peel, roast, and coffee. Not bad. Flavor is quite bitter. Tons of orange and grapefruit peel, pine, and grass. Strong roast character, some coffee, a light malt sweetness, and a bit of water.