BeerandBlues2 (11715) - Escondido, California, 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.
TheBeerGod (5870) - 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 (6766) - 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.
MadRobin (2683) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Whole Foods in Market Square in Fairfax, VA.
Opaque, brown-black with a small dark tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, pine, citrus, grass and molasses.
Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, citrus, pine and molasses.
Full/medium body and medium carbonation.
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apotekhin (79) - ISRAEL - SEP 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Blind Tiger ale house. Dark black with creamy medium head. Roasted barley and light malt aroma. Bittersweet with a dry roasted finish. Good balance.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. pours black with a beige head. Roasted malt aromas with coffee, chocolate, citrus. Very nice mouthfeel and a long hoppy finish.
argo0 (12854) - 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 (19881) - 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.
jtclockwork (13246) - , 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.
jkwood04 (5191) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours basically entirely foam, but it eventually settled into a black beer with a fluffy tan head. Aroma of citrusy hops, some darker and roasted malts, and hints of coffee. Flavor the same with a slightly weird blend of the hops and malts, but there is a nice hoppy finish with some roasted notes. Average texture. Not a bad black IPA, but some things make me wonder if this was a good bottle.