seymour (1895) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from a very stylish 12oz bottle, from Bullocks in Marietta, Georgia into a Willybecher glass. It poured an opaque black color with reddish tinged edges, huge rocky off-white foam, very long-lasting with lots and lots of Belgian lace. Really incredible appearance. Huge aromas too: citrusy and resiny American-style hops, bready malts, dark toast, coffee, cocoa nibs, roasted barley, fruity ale yeast esters, some black pepper. Perfectly balanced flavors: rich malt sweetness, profoundly tangy hops (but thankfully not overwhelmingly bitter), toasty, roasty and fruity. Medium body, strong carbonation, extremely complex, well-rounded mouthfeel. In my opinion, this recipe combines the very best aspects of a high-gravity black ale AND a double IPA. Almost unbelievably delicious, I really wish I’d brought more of this home to Missouri. C’mon distribution!
mar (5248) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown almost black with a cream head. Nose is chocolate, chewy, sticky, and citrus. Chewy on the palate, chocolate, roasted malts, sticky finish.
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle I found in my beer fridge while doing a little tidying. Pours a deep black with a thin to medium sized white to beige head. A bit of roast behind a nice thick earthy hop pungency. Medium bodied, big earthy hops, a good amount of roast and chocolate. Cocoa, toast, roast, long sticky resinous citrus. Nice body and easy drinking.
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick, dark, dank. Lots of roast and toast on the nose, hints of coffee. Flavor is beaming with roasty goodness, coffee, hints of dark cocoa, grains, and polite burnt flavors, all meshed together into a sweet milk chocolate creamy palate wash. Lots of hops to bring up the finish and keep the bitter lingering. Really enjoyed this one!
joebudzjoe (672) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint. Pours a very dark brown with a creamy tan head that laces throughout the pint. A sweet, malted chocolate ball aroma, this beer is smooth and pillowy, with plenty of chocolate and coffee notes to pair with the hop bite. The hemp provides a subtle nuttiness as well. This beer is a little on the heavy side, but all and all, very good beer.
yespr (40480) - 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 (3808) - 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.
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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 (16772) - 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 (968) - 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.