SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pouts a dark brown color with a small off white head. Nose is light hops and dark roasty malt. Palate is firm with a light bite. Flavors dominated by crisp biting hops with a subtle roasty backbone.
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pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the source... Pours a semi-stingy deeper than cola hue and topped with a creamy khaki head... Decent citrus and roasted maltiness in te aroma.... Citrus green hops mingle nicely with a firm roasted malt and chocolate profile. A little sense of warmth and heat on the backend. Semi-sweet throughout with a light bitterness on the backend. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at American Flatbread in Burlington, VT. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and very creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a solid lacing throughout. Aroma is big and fresh grapefruit pines with a light roast behind the hops. A nice chocolate malt backing comes out more as this warms and the hops get juicier and more resiny with some florals and a light caramel sweetness as well. Flavor is similar. Piney hops with a nice roast up front before some florals, a nice chocolate, and a bit of a toasted caramel. Citruses grow towards the end and they get juicy and oily alongside a growing roastiness. Dry, resiny, and roasty in the finish with a moderate bitterness that leaves a lengthy aftertaste. Medium, smooth, and a slightly creamy body with a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid Black IPA. Lots of juicy, resiny, citrusy pines and roasts balanced well with a solid chocolate and touch of caramel malt backing. Very soft and smooth throughout before this dries nicely. Enjoyable beer.
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark IPA with a thick creamy brown head. In aroma, nice pungent c-hops over chocolate malt, grassy, light grassy notes. In mouth, a smooth bitter chocolate with faint grassy hops, lingering bitterness, grapefruit pulp, nice. On tap at American Flatbread Burlington, April 7 2012.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft that the brewpub (Flatbread’s Burlington Hearth) - Poured a very dark black brown in color with a medium creamy light tan head that settled, but still produced some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is pine hops, some citrus, plenty of malts with some chocolate. Flavor matches... medium bitterness and not overpowering at all. Roasted malts and pine hop bitterness at the end. Really good... love it!
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewery. A nice pitch black hoppy aroma. Nice bitter and citrus aroma and taste.
vtafro (3462) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Blind Tiger’s Vermont event. Black pour with some tan head. Light pine, grassy, some chocolate and roasted aroma tones. Pine, chocolate and roasted malt flavors with a touch of warmth.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a black boyd with a tan head with light retention. Aromatically very hoppy grassy with pine notes, light citrus, light chocolate and roast y malty tones. Oily boyd with a medium waring pine sappy finish. Nice.
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pours dark brown with a moderately creamy beige head. Aroma has notes of dark chocolate and resin. Flavor is more resinous with chocolate malt in the background. Slight chocolate in the finish. A fairly simplistic but solid Black IPA/Cascadian Dark Ale/Whatever.
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger. Pours a deep black with a thin to medium sized beige head. Roast, chocolate, and thnin hops on the nose. Medium bodied, big smooth carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel, chocolate and toast. Lots of roast, citrus and grapefruit on the finish with toasty char.