Reynolds314 (3104) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting beer that bridges a few styles. Kind of like an earthy piney hopped porter. Some chocolate a bit of ash and earthy roastyness with a piney herbal hoppiness.
sinfull (1261) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black color. Medium-sized , tan head . Aroma of pine and roasted malt . Same roast malt and hoppy bitterness in taste . Nice beer.
alobar (3286) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cola brown with aroma of pine, citrus, and molasses. Pine, citrus flavor with chocolate, and dark fruit. Very nice beer.
jake65 (3125) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to secret Santa 2016. Pours a deep brown color with about two fingers of creamy brown head. Heavy sheet lacing. Aroma is roasty, piney, chocolatey… off to a great start. Taste is roasty, bitters, and light cocoa sweetness. Finish is a little dry, some pine. Maybe a little on the thin side, but overall it’s solid.
BREWMUSKCLES (2473) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice piney brew with some pig fat and full bodied sweetness. nice body with some roasty ash. black and packed well with malt perhaps a bit of caramel and cocoa.
kirk36 (202) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Taste bud confusion. Sweet forward. No coffee. ☕️sorry. Definitely citrus and slight pine. Label has a reference to snow but illustration is of a clown and it's not winter. Well winter is coming! A black ale should be chocolate. Would you not agree?
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
furthur (656) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can share, thanks Travlr! Beerandblues 100th Conn. rate! And I was there! Anyway, the beer is black, the head is almond and faded. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, wet dog. Taste is coffee, malt, spruce. Palate is kinda light, carb. average.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at our hotel tasting, Anchorage, courtesy of Travlr via Adam. Pours dark black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and coffee malt, dark chocolate, prunes, herbal and minty hops. Flavor is bitter dark roast malt, prunes, moderate herbal and earthy hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
johnnnniee (3289) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from colonial Spirits
Dark brown with garnet at the edges tan foam on top. Earthy roasty somewhat on the harsh bitter side of things. Decent Black IPA.
dlovell2 (1474) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, citrus, and pine. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and molasses. Finishes with juicy orange, citrus and pine. Thanks to Maxbier for sharing.
Maxbier (759) - Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour with dark brown head. Slightly sweet malty and fruity citrus hop aroma. Flavor is chocolate roast and then fruity hop finish. Very nice combination of flavors.