strap (364) - honolulu, Alabama, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Yardhouse, Waikiki. A good representative of the style. Roasted malts with some cascade hop goodness. Buttery finish. Not bad.
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GriffDaddy (34) - - SEP 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2013 Very dark pour from tap with a tan head. Overly sweet malts push the hops around and not to good effect. Oddly flat carbonation, interesting appearance does not match the underwhelming taste.
Would I drink again? no.
Theydon_Bois (5320) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, from Beermerchants.com, 20/09/13.
Light black with a big ole light tan frothed up head dress affair.
Nose is light roast, a little thin, metallic tang, cocoa, light roast, toffee.
Taste comprises, earthy hops, dark toffee, piney notes, bitter grapefruit, mineral bite.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, earthy bitterness in the finish.
Solid enough CDA offering.
AWISLguy (927) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from ck1, thanks bro! Pours a very, very dark brown with a tan head which hung around for a long time and left some very nice lacing. Aroma has chocolate and caramel with some citrus. Taste is of sweet malts, some nice base roast, bakers chocolate and faint oranges. Medium to full bodied. Finishes bittersweet, probably slightly more to the sweet side. Tasty enough with nice components that perhaps could have fit together better.
BierFiend (207) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with one finger of tan head. Smells of hops, malts, floral, and caramel. Tastes malty, with bitters and hint of sweetness. Low carbonation and short flavor.
FatPhil (8108) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle (Viisi Pennia, Helsinki)
Lovely black IPA aroma, fruity, and roasty. Looks great - black and a large tight beige head. Not quite as tasty, itís a bit messy. hops are too pungent, and roast is a bit too ashy, and the two arenít well integrated. Pleasant full body, but pleasant carbonation keeps it crisp and drinkable. Finish has dry old hops, some metallic notes. Pretty tasty, covers the 6.7% well.
chinchill (1018) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown, not black. OK, but given the name Pitch Black this earns a small deduction on appearance. Clear with small tan head that quickly reduces to just a ring.
Smooth but little too thin and watery.
Excellent and rather strong citrus hops aroma and flavor with surprisingly little bitterness. This makes for a particularly pleasant finish and aftertaste. At first, I missed having a bit more of the bitterness from a typical IPA hop hit, but I grew to like this better with repeated tasting.
Easy recommendation for those who love hops but have trouble with excessive bitterness.
jmgreenuk (2617) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Road soda bottle courtesy of Kermis. The aroma is rich hoppy. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with lots of liqourice, malt and super rich alcohol on the otherwise and surprisingly smooth palate. A very drinkable beer but there isnít much to set it aside from the crowd.
kermis (3678) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared as a road soda. From the bottle so cannot comment on the appearance. Aroma of grassy hops, roast, caramel, grapefruit. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Abrakarl (190) - SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Exciting aroma but a bit less heavy when it comes to the taste and mouthfeel. Good, not great.