Thisis12ptfont (1055) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma of deep roast, toasted, caramel, molasses and earthiness. Appears a solid black with nice lacing against the glass. Immensely complex flavors bringing molasses, deep roasted malts and barley and a massive hop bitterness. Overall, Full bodied and full flavored with a deep alcohol sting. Very delicious, a must try. I’d give this an A+ rating.
arminjewell (9152) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with dark cocoa, roast, coffee into a bit of yeast, slight dark fruit, hints of citrus peel in there, touch of earth. Taste was a mix of earth, cocoa, roast into some dark coffee, some slight citrus, pine notes, slight earthy, spicy notes, finishing fairly bitter.
Ratman197 (12156) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, earthiness, light grapefruit and a hint of pine with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish.
daknole (10740) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Almost black with a think tan head. Oddball black IPA. Sweet, maple, honey, candy sugar, roasted malt, hops are just too much in the background. Meh.
kaser (4908) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crazy bitter choclate maple and nutty taste beer. Brown color. Don't like this. Poured from draft at Barrelhouse 101 in Ventura, California.
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. dark brown beer with a dark cream head. Grapefruit and ligh summer fruit aroma. Grapefruit and summer fruit flavor with chooclate. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and summer fruit linger with chooclate and light roast.
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an almost black color with a tan head. Nose isn't bad. A touch of fruitiness, mostly citrus, light chocolate, and a touch of roast. Maybe a little bit of tropical fruit. The flavor is somewhat sweet. Light roast, and decently fruity. A bit of toffee, cocoa, and some pine bitterness. Kind of a meh black IPA.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Originally reviewed: 3/12/12. Another brewery I made sure to stop by when in the area last week. Unfortunately, 2 of their brews that I wanted to try were gone, so I got this one.
Came out a deep black, with just a touch of light permeating the edges. Fresh hops in the nose with a bit of char on the finish. Pine with a touch of citrus. The mouth was a little thin for the the style. With a higher ABV, I expected a bit more depth to this. The flavors were a little muted. The hops added a bitter quality for sure, but they were lacking in flavor. The beer had a lightly charred finish that I would expect in a beer of this sort, but again, it was tame and a bit underwhelming. This is a one-dimensional beer, that had promise, but lacked in its execution.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Calabasas location. Pours with a hazed and very dark brown body with a lasting off-white head. Aromas of citrus, brown sugar and chocolate. Flavors of roast, very bitter (long duration of the bitterness), molasses, citrus, pine. Decently dry, lively bubbles. Pretty well done.