madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4th November 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Leightonian. Opaque black brown beer, mahoosive pale tan head. Palate is minerally crisp and semi dry. Thin and mild dark malts, mellow coffee tang. Hops are a recessed floral bitter affair. Also a touch of bitter marmalade. Airy finish. Not bad.
Leighton (18668) - 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.
Theydon_Bois (17220) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s Pad, thanks to Leighton, 04/11/14.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a big old light tan covering that retains well.
Nose is brown bread, light pine, nutty, bitter citric, grapefruit, hint of coffee.
Taste comprises bitter tropicals, earthy tones, mineral wash, faint soap, pine, light charr.
Medium bodied, spritzy and overcarbed, semi drying close laced with earthy hop bitterness.
Adequate CDA but lower order in the grand scheme of things.
brokensail (16057) - 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.
jtclockwork (14999) - , 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.
bhensonb (14161) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2010 Bomber. Pours black with a foamy 2 finger tan head. Aromas of earth and pine - probably citrus though. Full bodied with foamy carbonation. Flavor is smooth dark burnt malt with a lot of hop that comes out like pine at first then morphs to grapefruit rind. Drinking this pretty warm, and there’s earthy stuff apparent. Hop coats the mouth. Not a huge beer, but a very tasty and interesting beer. And pretty hoppy. Sure it’s bitter, but not harshly so. At least not to the NW level. (rerating to get my numbers in; thanks Beaver)
Ratman197 (13398) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The correct name is Hoppy Knight (maybe you need to back off on the first part of your name potbeercollege). On tap at Twisted Pine poured a clear dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, earthiness, pine and grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, earthiness, pine and pink grapefruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
argo0 (13309) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle, thanks mjames. Small beige head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some grape, pine, light roast, Taste is medium sweet, grape, some vegetal. Light-medium body, watery, low carbonation.
bu11zeye (12752) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with medium cream head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, graham cracker, pine, and grass. Flavor of roasted malt, dark chocolate, grass, and earth with a dry, somewhat bitter finish.
Scopey (12681) - 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.