gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Found this one bottled at Lundeens in St. Charles, Illinois. Deep, dark brown pour with a very malty, chocolatey nose. Potent chocolate malts and resiny hoppiness throughout. Alcoholic bite in the finish. Not bad. Good to see a Utah beer outside Utah. Now, can I get a hold of some Fry Sauce??
Thisis12ptfont (988) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich, floral hops accompanied by a subtle coffee malt aroma rises from the glass. Pours a deep dark magenta color with a small foam top. Dark malty flavors of molasses, coffee, toffee, caramel and vanilla. Flavors balanced nicely, all topped off with a alcohol and bitter hop finish. Overall, a very interesting take on a Black IPA. Mostly malt based when it comes to the flavor yet, noticable hop and alcohol presence. I’d give this an A rating.
kaser (4002) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is insane. Very complex and hard to even begin rating. Aroma is malty and thick coffee smell. Pours dark and thick. Taste has a ton going on at once with crazy hops, sweet and bitter, fruity backbone too. Hard to explain but comes together nice. A must try
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ChainGangGuy (4505) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle - $2.59 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Bottled 04/16/12.
Appearance: Pours out a matte black body with a lightly foamy, lightly hued beige head.
Smell: A fist-a-cuff tussle of malt notes and hop notes: charred bread crusts, heavy resins, bitter chocolate squares, citric-scented lemon pith, and roasted barley.
Taste: Bitter chocolate coated roast with some slight ashtray qualities. Low sweetness that’s altogether brief. Hard-handed resins, powdered pith, discarded lawn weeds, and coagulated, gloopy pine resins. High bitterness. Roasted, highly bitter finish with the angry-looking bitterness slowly riding out like a senior citizen cruisin’ at twenty under the speed limit in the fast lane.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Though the hemp seed is an appreciated added ingredient, it’s, for me, completely lost amidst the hard roastiness and heavy hoppiness. It’s black, it’s high on the alcohol scale, and it’s bitter -- that’s IN these days, right?
HopTsing (452) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the bottle poured a brownish brew with a yellowish browh head. Strong falvors and aromas of hops, hops, and more hops with a bit of maltyness thrown in. Heavy bodied with a hoppy finish that really sticks to your tounge.
tia (1218) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark with thin mocha head and decent lacing. Nice pine aroma plus some grapefruit and something reminiscent of creamsicle and a slight undercurrent of caramel. Slight roasty flavor with a nice bitter and dry hoppiness. Not too heayy, not overly carbonated, nice long hop finish.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown almost black with a medium creamy tan head that left great lacing. Aroma of fresh citrusy and floral hops along with caramel and lightly toasted malts. Flavor of toasted and slightly roasted malts, caramel and toffee. Hop flavors of pine and citrus. Got more hops in the aroma then the flavor.
craftbeerdesign (2243) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle. pours a light black with a 1 finger tan head. lovely big citrus hop aroma nose with layers of chocolate and roast. med body with spices, a big citrus bitterness and chocolate malt. roast finish layered with chocolate and smashed with citrus and pine bitterness that lasts throughout. excellent.
eros47 (52) - Huntington Park, California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2013 Smells very piney with a very faint scent of malts. Couldn’t detect the alcohol. The appearance is very dark brown, almost black. I poured a three finger head. It taste very bitter,in a good way, with a earthly/grassy hop flavor dominating in the front followed by a slight taste of malts at the back end. Full body, leaves the palate feeling sticky. Good carbonation. All in all this a good beer. Cheers
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark pour with a large amount of white foam. Aroma was primarily citrus (unusual for a Black IPA) with some roasted malt. The taste was wonderfully hoppy, but still had a robust and sweet dark character. I am not sure how much the hemp seed factored in, but I liked the overall product.