drdisque (461) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Paddy Long’s Chicago. Pours dark slightly ruby brown. Flavor is too hop forward and dominates the sweetness and rich maltiness that is present, but overshadowed. Hardcore hopheads will enjoy this but I did not as I found it too unbalanced and harsh. Also, has a noticeably strong alcohol note.
ThreeCats (488) - ISRAEL - JUN 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Big tan head over amber-red body (thought this was suppose to be a black IPA?) Aroma of grass and lemony hops and some oxidation and chalk. Taste of big bitterness upfront and more bitterness afterwards. Roast and coffee (doesn’t come out in aroma much, but in flavor) palate hoppy and roasty
DocJitsu (611) - Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark cola brown color with a thin mocha-taupe head. This beer was served too cold, so the aromas are muted. Chocolate and cola notes. A little flat, with a medium body. A lot if complexity. Chocolate, cola, vanilla, with a touch if bourbon, and bourbony alcohol. Cola sweetness and extraordinarily bitter.
harrymel (889) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best by 30NOV12
Pours a dark brown with a solid sheet of toasted cracker foam, the ale is surprisingly translucent. Lots of pine and resin in the nose with a bit of spruce character; the malts are toasted and like a brown ale: some tea character, a touch of spice and rye bread. Flavor is toasted malts, refined and soft bitterness and plenty of pine flavor. The malts are slightly spicy and a bit dry. Thin body with hi carb and a slick finish. This beer was worth trying, not sure I’d seek it out often.
Serving type: bottle
RSRIZZO (1845) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a 12oz bottle poured into a Snifter at 47°. Color is a deep rich amber with good carbonation and a nice tan head. Aroma is a bright fresh floral hop scent. It starts with a lighter medium body and fizzy mouth feel that goes down sharp. Finish comes out of the sharp feel with grapefruit zest and pine sap then a bold bitterness. After taste is more bitterness as the citrus lingers on. Not the brew they described, there is almost no malt coming out, its just all hops and citrus.
AirForceHops (2374) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 OZ. Bottle shared with liveFREEorRYE. Color is an amber brown. Aroma is roasty, malty, hoppy and a little toffee. Flavor’s dominated by the hops, but it works well with the roasty malts supporting and complimenting the hops nicely. Body is decent and so is carbonation. Finish is mainly hops. I wouldn’t buy again, mainly because I’m not really into hops. But I see why some people like this.
jcr (2096) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep amber, approaching red body. Frothy, off-white head, lasting. That’s the best thing about this beer. The aroma is malty with lots of toasted grainand raw grain and notes of caramel and cereal along with notes of resin and herbs and lots of dough and earthiness. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter and lightly acidic. Medium body, creamy, thick texture, lively carbonation and alcoholic, bitter finish. The beer seems raw and unrefined leaving the impression of having chunks of plants stems and raw grain in your mouth. Not a big fan.
jsmerig (1044) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a rich dark brown with nice lacing. Aroma is dark with a smell of earthy leather. Taste is malty with a musty bitter bite at the end with a residual of bitter black raspberry. Interesting.
maekchu (1469) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Different label & label description from the (Twilight) label pictured on RB. Thin, reddish color w/ minimal head. No lace. Prunish, slightly herbal aroma. Maybe a bit out of sorts? Drink by date in Dec 11, 2011. Somewhat acidic. Lightly bitter. Watery, thin body. Astringent and not altogether pleasant finish. Quite different from a bottle I had a couple of weeks ago.
crossovert (5695) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really nothing special. More of a brown IPa and that means I should like it but the pervasive malt just kills it.