argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Medium tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some earthy, light orange, bittersweet chocolate, vegetal. Taste is moderately sweet, roast/bittersweet chocolate, orange, light grapefruit. Soft light-medium body, low carbonation.
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Black color, fluffy brown head. Aroma of cocoa powder. Taste is very bitter coffee.
BeerandBlues2 (8459) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy brown head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, chocolate, and coffee malt, earthy and spicy hops, oats, prunes, pine and resin notes. Flavor is dark malt, moderate hops and bitterness with dark fruits, light smoke and a dry finish. Full body and moderate carbonation.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Jack Brown’s, Harrisonburg. Pours a dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, earthy and green hops and a bit of leather. The taste is bitter roasted malts, chocolate, bitter hops. Medium bodied, average carbonation, lingering bitterness, decent balance.
jtclockwork (6226) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Phatdog. Pours black with thick tan brown head. Nose and taste of roasted chocolate malt, grassy hops, pine, resin, fudge brownie and light spicy malt. Medium body. Dry resinous finish.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Patent malt roasty dark malt nose, floral hops, a little inky. Pours black, tan head. Nice and roasty, slightly acrid, nice bitterness. Floral earthy bitter. Good stuff.
SudsMcDuff (5360) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
yes! another black ipa, moo! .. . Pours a basic black, light head, light lacing .. . mostly roast, tar, and burnt pine .. . a pretty good beer but lacks any backbone or real character.. . I’m normally not a praying man, but if you’re up there, please save me, Superman.
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Number 578. Pours black with a tall, dense, frothy tan head. Aroma is strong roasted malt, piney hops, light licorice, floral notes and dark chocolate. Taste ups the roasted malt and pine notes, soft chocolate mint, coffee , dark chocolate, floral hops and burnt caramel. Body is medium with a soft, creamy carbonation and light oiliness. Lingering but restrained bitterness throughout this. Ends with more roasted malt, pine, light licorice, mint chocolate, coffee and dark chocolate. Really nice!
radagast83 (3752) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Rustico Alexandria. Poured a pretty dark brown color, with a tan head. aroma was chocolate notes, a heck of a lot of roast in there with some bitter coffee notes. Flavor was a lot like the aroma, with plenty of notes of chocolate and bitter coffee, perhaps a bit more bitter than I had hoped.
b3shine (3517) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to tulip (shared by Brigadier). Looks good; a fairly opaque dark cola with beige lacing. Smells of dark malt, dark chocolate, hops, and roast. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Good beer.