emacgee (4593) - 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 (4343) - Snohomish, 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 (4995) - Denver, 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 (2845) - 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.
alobar (3502) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark cola brown with a cream-colored head. Aroma of pine, citrus, and chocolate. Decent lacing. Chocolate, citrus, roasted malt flavor with a solid hop bite at the back end. Nice beer.
mar (5240) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep brown with a cream head. nose is citrus, pine, chocolate, and coffee. easy palate, heavy piney resin, backed by roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee finish.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black with tan fizzy head. Aroma has some obvious chocolate mixed in with some piney hop. Flavor is a bit more subtle on chocolate, with some piney and citrusy hop blended in with a sharp hop weedy bitterness. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Overall, not bad.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) black with tan head. Roast malt and hops aroma. Flavor was roast malt, bitter coffee, floral/resiny hops.
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear black with a large, frothy and fizzy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is spicy alcohol, roast and dark chocolate malt, earthy, pine, spruce, and grapefruit hops with plum and currant notes. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting dark roasted malt and fruits with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.