manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft at the brewpub. I enjoyed the citrusy hop profile, but the alcohol bite was a little strong..... could’ve been balanced a little better. Overall, an interesting concept and a drinkable beer.
BrownALEx (227) - Portland, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roasty and bitter, this is a top notch beer. Perfectly blends a dark beer and a bitter beer. Very, very good. Must try. Hats off to the brewer.
JulienHuxley (2412) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown black pour with very thin off white head. Aroma of light chocolaty notes, roasty malts, subdued hops, light caramel aromas. Flavor is bitter, reminding one of hops once past, nice sweetness. Palate has low carbonation, medium body, slightly boozy finish. Meh.
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour. Nice brew! Roasted malt, some good hop notes, chocolate hints. Enjoyable.
fattybladdy (415) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft @ the brewpub. Solid dark brown in color. Taste is roasted chocolate malts, well balanced with piney hops and bitter finish. Pretty good.
Ughsmash (6967) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured deep brown with a short-lived beige head. The aroma picked up toasted black and lesser cocoa malts topped by fresh, mostly pine resiny hoppage.. good balance between the roast and the hops. The flavor found near-burnt black malts and a kiss of licorice at the core.. bitter pine and some malty tardiness around.. finished with bitter roast and pine. Medium-bodied at most on the palate.. quite bitter overall.. engaging on the palate.
crossovert (6093) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hoppy black ipa, definitely some spice, herbal, and pine notes to go with dark and roasty malts. 10+ ibus.
alexsdad06 (4341) - Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at DLD. Pours a dark brown color with a small beige head. The aroma has a decent blend of roasted malts and green hops. The flavor matches the nose; roasted malts, green hops that favor citrus and resin. good mouth feel.
sethmoko (16) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich and dark color. Aroma of roasted malt with significant hops. Mouthfeel is not too thick and the taste does not disappoint. At 100 IBU and 8.5% this is a big beer worth your time
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bruwery (35) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Walldorff. I love this beer. Lots of hop aroma, plenty of roasted malt, nice dark appearance, and an alcohol kick that screams "I am more than just a mug of fizzy water". This, to me, is a way above average Black IPA - and it pairs up nicely with their Jack’s Inferno pizza.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft atthe pub. Not bad. Pours black with a decent head. Slight hop aroma and flavor. Their only half-way decent beer.