CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle: Pours a mostly opaque black with dark mahogany edges and a large, clumpy-lacing froth of light tan head. Has a semi-sweet toasted dark caramel malty nose with a hint of light roast and plenty of earthy resiny hops. Body starts with pretty good fullness and lively carbonation with mild sweetness, quickly giving way to a more bitter resiny hop flavor with a hint of acetone. Finishes dry with some lingering bitterness. Pretty true to style, but could be a little cleaner.
Fatehunter (2056) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours two fingers of head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is pine, roasted malt and a bit of chocolate.
The taste has a solid bitterness throughout, a stronger sweet note in the middle and a mild bitter finish.
The texture softer.
Great aroma and nice flavor.
DenverLogan (1007) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted June 1, 2014 at an industry event. Pours dark brown with moderate head and lace. Aroma of dark malts, flowery hops. Moderate carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of dark roasted malts, bitter chocolate, straw and grassy hops. Overall big, bold, complex with some bitter notes.
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Chocolate, roast, pine and some citrus.
lbianchi66 (277) - FRANCE - AUG 19, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Robe brune, belle mousse.
Arômes café et chocolat.
À la fois amère et fumé et fumée.
Longue en bouche.
Une excellente IPA.
UncleKorm (1175) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap on nitrogen, poured a black hue w/ a rich thick creamy tan long lasting head. Mild chocolate and earthy hop aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are light roast, medium toast, piney hop and a mild citrus. Full bodied.
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jkempa (24) - - MAR 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice bitter taste that is growing in me as I drink more. Rich color and very thick head.
Dorwart (2496) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice strong light brown head of dense and creamy bubbles. Wouldn’t be surprised if there were some oats in the grain bill. Dry and dusty aroma with some milk chocolate, malted milk balls, toasted grains and light anise. Not much hops presence but this brew may be a bit on the older side. Color is a very dark brown with a hint of red along the edges. Medium bodied with lots of toasty flavors. Some dark chocolate, burnt toast, moderate bitterness (grapefruit pith) and spruce. Light lingering bitterness and very little alcohol presence. A decent black IPA, but when you factor in the clearence price of $1.99 for a bomber, it makes this beer a bit better! ;)
jflopsu (1042) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with light brown head. Has a chcolate and coffee aroma. Taste is a mic of coffee, hops, and grains. A bitter hop and grain aftertaste. Hops missing added flavor in this beer.
madmitch76 (20984) - , 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.
Theydon_Bois (15945) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.