thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
( 22oz bomber 2008 Hop harvest edition thanks to bu11zeye) Pours medium brown with no head. Nose of cane sugar, caramel, and light hops. Taste of bitter chocolate, dry cocoa, spicy hops with a watery/creamy finish. MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
(Sample Date: 1/9/2010 Source:Other) 22 oz bottle courtesy of Jacob at Steve’s birthday bash. Spicy earthy hops with some warming. Almost black with tan head. Big wet hop flavor compliments chocolate and roast malts. Mild astringency. Finish is medium with hefty hop residual. Very nice. doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2010
2009 Fresh Hop Edition, 22oz bottle from BevMo. Pours dark brown/black with a big, light brown head and spider web lace. Smells of dark roasted malts with some light coffee grounds and dark chocolate. Tastes good. Roasted malts, some chocolatey sweetness and a bit of coffee. Slightly chalky. Medium/full body, slightly over carbonated. danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2010
2009 Fresh Hop Edition. Served from a 22 oz bottle from OTM. The appearance is a deeper cola brown with a huge growing dense light brown lacing foam head. The aromas are light with roasted malts and light hop flowers. The flavors are strong with sweet hop nectar, chocolate, coffee, black licorice, chocolate. Loads of hop flavors and bitterness. I remembering not liking hoped up IRS but damn this is tasty. travita (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The smell is chocolate, light vegtables, coffee, roast, and more coffee. The look is brown in color with an off white head. The taste is coffee, chocolate, roast, malts, and slight bitterness.
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2009
22. Pours a deep black with a dense, towering, almost ridiculous moussy burnt tan head. Dense sheets of lace coming down the sides of the glass. Roasty, earthy, slightly herbal and peppery nose, fairly subdued. Creamy medium body, active carb. Roast, chocolate, coffee, wet leaves, dry leaves, black pepper, and herbs on the mid-palate. Long roasty finish. The fresh hops give a complexity and a darkness throughout that even a big roasty stout like this wouldn’t have without them. You might not sense right away that it’s a hop note that brings that complexity, but it’s there for sure. Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2009
2008 bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured dark brown with a beige head. aroma was caramel, dark roast, and coffee. flavor was caramel, dark roast, coffee, spice, and alcohol. dchmela (3063) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Bottle courtesy Ditmeir. Pours black and thick with little carbonation. Roasted grain, chocolate and abundant citrusy hops aroma. Big hop bitterness in the taste, also, with nice roasted grain, dark fruit notes rounding out the flavor. Even with little carbonation, this was a solid brew. hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Bottle … Pours very dark crimson with a small, creamy, off-white head. The aroma offers rich chocolate and earthy hops. Full-bodied with soft carbonation. Bittersweet chocolate highlights the flavor. Lengthy, bittersweet, grassy finish. Bottle courtesy of dchmela! mar (5415) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2009
2008 edition thanks to bu11zeye. Deep brown with a cream head. Roasted malts, hops and chocolate aromas. Nice on the palate, hops are downplayed by the chocolate, roastiness and syrup in the front.