ben4321 (4829) - 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.
hopdog (9957) - 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 (123) - 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 (1084) - 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 (2451) - 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 (841) - 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 (18659) - , 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 (12870) - 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.
Leighton (14389) - 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 (9382) - 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.