yespr (33873) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at hopping pig. Pours dark brown with a deep amber galre and a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and caramelish. Wooden, dark malty, vanilla and solid hoppy. Bitter and dry finish.
SirLimpsalot (2517) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Akkurat: stort elegant skum. Doften är mycket humlerik, smaken är mycket stor och besk med tydligt rostade toner. Lång humlebesk eftersmak.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours nearly black with a little ruby brown color coming through and a real nice thick brown head. aroma is roasted chocolate malts with some citrus hops coming through. taste is a big malt bomb with generous amounts of hops. absolutely perfect rendition of a great style of beer. had no idea this thing was at 9% abv i guess because it’s so well hidden. highly recommended
saxo (14436) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Hopping Pig. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, hops, chocolate and notes of caramel. Dry bitter finish.
stchloe (807) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent dark IPA stye. Pours a foamy cream head and black body. Starts with a hoppy bite, primarily a resinous profile, moves into liquorice and roasted dark malt notes. Ends with fermenty booze flavors.
dsilvashy (24) - - JUL 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured the beer and loved the aroma and look, so I was very excited to have a taste. It was very strong, and lacked the "IPA" taste I was expecting, leaving me slightly disappointed, but I can see how it would be appealing to someone who appreciated bold taste.
iguanodon (90) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep dark brown with a bit of red in the light. Aroma is hops, malt, some pine. Taste is bitter at first with a sweeter boozy finish.
jgb9348 (4986) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a touch of a cola glow near the bottom of the glass, with a nice three centimetre tall thick tan or light brown head. Aroma of nice hops, metal, roasted malt, toffee and a bit of pine and grapefruit. Medium to Full-bodied; Deep roasty malt up front with a lot of good piney and herbal hop notes, with quite a bit of caramelised sugars and a strong and rich alcohol flavour at the tail end. Aftertaste is strong and very complex with everything from roasted malt to unfinished sugars to alcohol to piney hops and everything in between. Overall, a very well done beer and a first for me - a great concept without being overly coy or inventive with styles/flavours - definitely worth trying if you can get your hands on a bottle. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Olive Tree Market Place in San Diego, California for US$2.49 on 01-May-2012 sampled at home in Washington on 12-July-2012.
jake65 (2851) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark brown pour with a thick, creamy khaki head. Nice sticky sheet lacing. Nose is vibrant with citrus and pine, light roast. Tastes sweet and sticky with citrus, pine, caramel, and chocolate. Lightly roasty. Comes together and really works well overall.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Curious little beer here, a wicked Black IPA that relishes in its excess. The malts are huge, providing a enormous wave of chocolate and toffee, countering the lingering, bitter, venomous hop streak that lines every molecule of the brew. A little too boozy for comfort-- I’m feeling every point of that ABV. Also, I’m not sure why they’d use hemp seed-- not the tastiest ingredient of all time, so I’m guessing its raison d’etre is for the wink-wink drug reference. Clever.