Theydon_Bois (19494) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle split at Tony’s house, traded with one of the NJ/NY crew I think - notes fail me but cheers to whoever, 19/05/13.
Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that clears to the edge and leaves a small film.
Nose is light on hops, roasty notes, bitter chocolate, dark toffee.
Taste comprises hops, pine, cocoa.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation, dry finish with some hop bitterness.
Decent enough CDA. jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose/taste of resin, pine, cocoa, chocolate malt and dank citrus. A bit chalky. Medium body. Finishes with lots of pine/resin. Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Draft sample at MBGSF 10. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted malt, sour citrus and rye aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Draft. Creamy tan head, cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, roast, some bittersweet chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, pine/grapefruit. Medium body, light stickiness. crossovert (12914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Sweet and raisiny aroma. Flavor is piney, not super hoppy, some dank, caramel.
hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Roast, floral hops, grains, and some chocolate. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2013
12oz bottle-trade with jtclockwork-rich lt brown-black with red tint. A-roasty dk malt, pine. T-anise/roasty dk malt, pine/resin hops with some bite. Sammy (12197) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
Big hoppy beer with a good balance of roast, not overdone.Well malted for drinkability. Black bodied with some head. Not the best, a little weak on mouthfeel. slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 24, 2015
not seeing the % here. a standard across the board black ipa. The balance comes off a little muddled. dark roast and bitterness, yes. The hops are outshined. Nothing unpleasant at all, but not very interesting either. deyholla (11600) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Poured dark brown with an off-white head that laced nicely and dissipated to the edges. Aroma had a nice pine hop profile and a bit of sweet grains. Flavor was sweet with grains with the pine hops backing that up.