mcberko (9214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle, pours dark brown with a reddish tinge and a small tan head. Aroma is very mild - toasted nuts, roasted malt and only a light hoppiness. Flavour is also mild with slightly roasted malt and citrus hops, with a mild lingering bitterness. A little watery, but decent.
beerme31 (551) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with medium tan head. Aroma is roasty, woody, and coffee. Flavor is malt sweetness and then bitter hop finish. Its a medium-full body, creamy, longer than average finish. Overall very good.
queenholly (3374) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Brew Haven festival. Dark roasted malt and light hop aroma. Dark brown with a moderate tan head. Roasted malt and piney grapefruit hops flavor.Medium bodied.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine West Richmond, VA, opened 4/2/11. Pours a dark copper tinted brown color with a medium sized fizzy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of bitter floral, leafy and citrus hops. The taste is bitter citrus hops and mildly roasted hops. Medium bodied. Fairly well balanced. Decent.
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Toffee malt, pine and grapefruit peel aroma. Dark chestnut color with moderate head. Moderately bitter grapefruit peel/pine hops and light toffee malt flavor. Nice solid beer.
williamherbert (1377) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is roasted barley malts, sweet citrusy hops round it out. Touch of grapes and stone fruits.
Appearance is deep purple, nearly brown. Murky, with not a ton of head.
The flavor is roasted malts, but a little sweet, milky porter thrown in; mildly roasted, with some rye spices. Dates and raisins and sweet grapes. Tangerine and grapefruit finish, balances well with the malt’s rounded sweetness.
Palate is ashy, oily exterior. A beautifully balanced IPA. Not just a stout with hops tossed in. A medley of complementary flavors. Very good example of style.
fiercepanda (608) - Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A black beer with a small tan head that leaves decent lacing. The aroma is floral and earthy with a hint of malt. The flavor is also very floral and a bit smoky with a light bitterness. It is hard to reconcile the flavors with the appearance, but it is really quite good. A balanced brew with a decent body, certainly one I would try again.
thegreenrooster (3503) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a black with a small white head. Aroma is plenty of roasted malt with a nice resiny hop. Flavor is the same, a very nice roasted chocolate malt then comes a very nice hop profile that leaves a lot of bitter resin on the tounge as this goes down. Wow Widmer I didn’t know you had it in you. This is a very tasty beer and on the top tier of the style
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours near black, with ruby hints. Light tan head, leaves little lacing. Aroma is primarily roasted malt, some hop bitterness as well. Taste is similar. Pretty good CDA.
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Black appearance with a tan head. Pretty roasty, but the piney, lightly dank hops are forefront in the nose. Well carbonated. Flavors of chocolate, toffee, light espresso, piney, dank hops with a piney, chocolate aftertaste. Pretty good.