bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a medium tan head. Aroma of mint, chocolate, roasted malt, citrus, and pine. Flavor of roasted malt, herbs, citrus, cocoa, and pine with a bitter finish
DrSilverworm (4021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Dark brown / red color. Still clear on the edges. Thin khaki head. Good spread and ropes of lace. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Bigger body. Lightly sticky finish. Lightly dry. Bigger bitter taste, moderate sweet. Bigger roasty malt, some molasses, light dark chocolate. Some piney hop. Solid black IPA. Besides the pronounced, lightly cloying sweetness, 8.4% worked solidly.
superspak (1908) - Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours almost pitch black color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of orange zest, grapefruit, lemon zest, floral, light pine, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, light char, toast, and floral/roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of hop and roasted notes; but fairly weak on strength. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, pine, floral, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, light char, toast, and floral/roasted earthiness. A moderate amount of pine/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus zest, pine, floral, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, light char, toast, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice and well balanced hop and roasted malt flavors; with solid complexity and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice black IPA. Good balance of hop and roasted malt flavors with solid complexity; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Syzzer (552) - Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4-6-13, poured from bomber: More hops than malts. Insane icee looking off white head. Tame malts finish. 8.8 BD; 7.9 KevMar; 8.8 Joek; 9.4 Mom
ACHops (475) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ The Woods. Pours inky brownish black with thin off white head. Aroma is dark earthy roasty malt with faint floral hops. Taste is big charred super dark malt with hints of dark chocolate. Nice earthy hops on the finish, but Iíd honestly pin this as more of a strong porter than CDA. Either way, delicious.
umich03jm (1315) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from trade with michaelinwa. Pours opaque black with a very small head that fades very quickly. Aromas are medium roasted coffee and nuts with some light pine and grapefruit. Taste is ok. Bitter coffee and chocolate, nuts, and some light hop taste. Finish is pretty bitter. Thin body and slightly chalky mouthfeel. Overall, it drinks surprisingly easy for 8.4% but the flavors are muted and boring.
Bule (428) - California, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle at Purple Winebar in Seattle. Pours a dark black with not much head. Roasted aromas. Well balanced hop and roast flavors.
WarChef1 (23) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nice and dark. quite stout like. Nice tight foamy head with good lacing. Smells of roasted coffee, chocolate and citrusy hops.
Roast Malt character is present in nose as well. Tastes sweet and rich then hops kick in to balance out. Medium to light body. was expecting a little more from the appearance. Texture a little thin with some creaminess present. Fizzy. Finish is balanced with nice notes of coffee and citrus with medium length.
Blairgus (2195) - California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2013 4 jan 2013, bottle. Dark brown. Nose is bitter lemon hops and the faintest of dark chocolate. Thin. Thin body and foamy/fizzy. Slightly fizzy, some faint coffee, some caramel malt. Meh.
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kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: November 17, 2012
Source: Mail Order, Letís Pour
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, heavy icy lace
Aroma: roasted aroma, dark chocolate, citrus hops
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, lots of citrus, balancing sweetness, long roasty finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
mikedR (732) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice stout-like dark ale. Less malty flavors than you'd see a stout, and more hoppy flavors instead. Very robust flavor, with lingering bitterness. Solid!
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