DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown/black with sticky off-white head. Roasty hoppy aromas and a big hoppy palate with more roasted nut notes and a lingering hop finish. Excellent for the style.
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown pour with a hinto ruby. Resiny hops and some roasted malt aroma. Sweet roasty malt with resiny hops. Medium bodied and a tad fizzy. another nice beer.
Cybercat (5174) - Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Comes out of the tap a rich, warm sable with a fine-bubbled yellowish-tan head. Aroma fills the nose with roast malt, coffee and evergreen hoppy notes plus a hint of licorice. Flavor has a strong, but barely bitter, hoppy overtone, as well as coffee, roast malt and licorice notes plus woody, caramel and nutty hints. Smooth, firm texture has a good strong and persistent fizz. You’ll "never go back" to industrial swill!
jrob21 (3455) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decently dark pour with a tan head and substantial lacing. The hops here come in a little spicey but there is a nice malt backbone to spell that a bit. A bit of citrus aroma. Clean and roasty malt finish.
deyholla (10221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours a clear very dark chocolate brown with a light brown cascading head that laces beautifully. Aroma has a nice musty pine note with a bit of grass backed by a nice roast note. Flavor is similar with musty grass and pine up front with an earthy roasted malt in the finish.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Name: Never Go Back
Date: January 28, 2012
Appearance: opaque dark brown, creamy tan head, heavy icy lace
Aroma: roasted aroma, lots of citrus
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, bitter dark chocolate, lots of citrus hops
Name: Never Go Back
Date: November 25, 2012
Score: 3.7 to 3.9
additional sweetness in this batch cuts the bitterness of the dark chocolate and allows the citrus hops to take control,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: ***+ /4