Thisis12ptfont (710) - 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.
bb (6481) - 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 (9159) - Orange County, 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 (7694) - 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.