JStax (4123) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle received by Lukaduke. Thanks! Pours a fairly dark ruby color with a thick, dense head of khaki colored foam. The aroma is dark roast, caramel, light pine, some ginger, and a hint of wood. The first sip dries the mouth out immediately. The taste is like that of strong coffee. I do get some dark roast and some herbal pine notes, but coffee is really what this beer makes me think. I can definitely feel the alcohol on the back of my throat. This is a nice Black IPA.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a nice tan head on top. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, hemp seed, roasted malts, caramel and hints of chocolate. Flavor is resin upfront with citrus hops coming through. Sweetness from the malt comes in with some roasted flavors. On the palate the beer is medium-bodied, smooth and creamy.
mikem409 (1914) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours black with nice tan head. Hop aroma. Taste is loads of hops and roast coffee bean
beerbastard (819) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours almost black, with a decent head. Roasty malt aromas mixed with strong pine and citrus. Taste is hop foward followed by slightly harsh burnt and roasted flavors. Finishes with more hop bitterness, ending with a little burn. I would like a little more malt sweetness for balance. Great bold beer.
oh6gdx (23691) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@SBWF2012. More or less black colour, small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, liquorice, toffee, fruity and floral hops along with some mild grassyness. Flavour is liquorice, grass, some toffee, fruits and mild floral notes. Big biting bitterness in the finish.
Lukaduke (2792) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep umber black color with a big three finger mocha colored head that laces nicely... Aromas of citrus pine and chocolate nice ripe juicy hops and dark roasted notes. On the palate its deep and dark with a big full body. Nice stout creaminess and a touch of nutty flavor that mingles with the rich chocolate and licorice flavors. Good bright hop flavors reappear on the tail end to brighten up the finish and add some interesting bitterness in on the backend.
Baz7778 (58) - SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hop and dark malt dominate the nose, drinks pretty light given the high ABV, has a lingering bitter dark molasses like finish that sticks around. A big but well made beer
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AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark black pour (you can almost see through it if you hold it up to the light) with light brown head, aromas of roasted malt and bread, tastes include alcohol and roasted malt followed by alcohol and slight hops.
Tmoney99 (12413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark black color with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted dark malt and earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a dry slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good complex beer.
_angst_ (3840) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ Stockholm Beer & Whisky 2012. Pours dark reddish ruby-like brown with a small dark mocha head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, malty, fruity and hoppy with roasted malts, peaches, apricots, pine, grapefruit juice, lemon and orange zest, burnt caramel, dark roast coffee and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and fruity with roasted malts, apricots, pineapple, grapefruit juice, dark bread, salty liquorice, pine, dark roast coffee and alcohol. Mouthfeel is round, tiny boozy, tiny oily bitter and medium to full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with roasted malts, grapefruit juice, pine, dark roast coffee, lemon zest and orange peal. A very good BIPA!