bubbleflubber (1712) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours the deepest mahogany into the glass, not quite opaque, but with ruby fringes. The ice cream thick tan head shows really nicely as a cap down the glass, which leaves thick lacing. The nose is definitely malty with a hint of wood and earth. Flavors are dry, roasted and malty, with fresh pine needle accents and a resiny bitter finish. The palate is creamy and smooth with a nicely integrated active mouthfeel, medium-bodied. The roasts and bitters come forth strongly; however, I wish there were a bit more sweetness to balance the brew a little. Not bad.
roxtersoxter (230) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark amber with very large light brown head out of bottle. Earthy aroma with strong hops. Great hoppy taste with notes of chocolate. Great beer!
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ben4321 (3563) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz Bottle from Total Wine-McLean, 1/31/13
Aroma: The aroma is mostly roasted and dark malts, with some pine-like hop notes
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head and some sticky, drippy lace
Flavor: The flavor is medium malty, much more roasted then sweet, with a light-mid hop bitterness
Palate: It has a lighter and more watery then expected feel with a bit of a smokey, lightly dry finish
Overall, I thought this was a decent dark malt beer that leans in the direction of being a Black IPA but isn’t quite a Black IPA. Still though, I thought they did a solid job here.
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour with a thick, creamy off-white head. Strong aroma of pine and some floral. Heavy hops flavor. Some chocolate comes through, but it’s mainly grapefruit and pine.
ansermadide (1464) - Kyle, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It has a dark-brown, well-carbonated body and a light-brown head. Its aroma is wet, hoppy, and green, just like fresh hops with a character of strong pine. On deep inhale it allows a little chocolate roast to come through. As good as this smells, though, it’s flavor is odd, strongly hopped, but the roast really makes it seem unbalanced and awkward. Eh. All the good stuff is in the aroma. If you ever drink this, don’t. Just smell it and toss. The only thing that saves the beer is the aroma.
emacgee (3875) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black brew with chestnut brown edges and a dark tan head. Resin in the nose, very oily with some burnt sugar and citrus rind. Super bitter and acrid, lots of astringency. Medium body. Not a fan of this style at all.
maxwelldeux (3070) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours an almost-black color with very little head. Floral hoppy notes hit you right off the bat. Smack in the face. Taste has some great floral and citrus notes. Balanced well without being too hoppy.
ajnepple (1674) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2013 $4.99, 22oz bottle. Inky black pour with a big, tan head and lots of lacing. Roasty and malty, but not as hoppy as expected. Enjoyable but not a repeat for me.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz $7 Dark brown, almost black, looks about standard. Smells like an IPA, not bad, kind of piney and citrus. The taste is not as hoppy as the smell, I was disappointed a little. It tasted like a brown ale and I just really wished the hops from the smell were present in the flavor.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-29-2010 21:45:45
Fratto (2524) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dallas Untapped. Dark pour with a thin beige head. Aroma is ashy chocolate and a little fruit. Taste is grapefruit and salmon plank. Weird finish.