ben4321 (4066) - 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.
madmitch76 (15840) - , 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 (9720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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 (11649) - 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 (7183) - 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.
unclemike (2280) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
black in color with a white/tan head moderate citrus hop aroma with light roasted malt light bitter finish had moderate carbonation a decent beer.
deyholla (6861) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a grayish brown head that dissipate slowly to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy pine that is joined by earthy dark grains and a bit of roasted malts. Flavor has the same earthy malt and earthy grain combination with some roast coming through towards the finish.
keepersj12 (2743) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A below average for the style. Pours dark brown with a big head. The aroma is a bit of a metallic tin can. The taste is better with a bit of chocolate and malt. The flavor has a nice hop bite.
Ed5388 (2197) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bomber from Crossroads Spirits. Pours black with a thick frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, baby diapers, plastic, and sweet perfume. Taste is metallic, dark malts, burnt toast, and old citrus skins.
HIGHB4LL (638) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at Twisted Pine. Appearance: light brown head, burnt amber color, clear. Aroma: roast, floral hops. Palate: medium body, sticky texture, very bitter finish that lasts. Taste: good balance, sweet->bitter with a nice transition. Overall, not super complex, nor super unique, but solid. Good beer.
jtclockwork (8780) - , 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.