Alengrin (5369) - BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2016 Collaboration between three breweries, identical to their Either, but with other regional malts and hops. The result is visually the same, but aroma and taste clearly tend more to fruitiness, less dry, more honeyish and chocolatey and in all, rounder and ’friendlier’; hops still govern the finish with a firm hand, strong and long-lasting. Fantastic brew, I liked this even more than the Either, already a very good and fascinating brew in itself. jredmond (8284) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Bottle split with pat and Linh. Pours a pitch black with nice light brown lacing. Delicious citrus and pine hop and cedar. Mouthfeel is incredible notes of citrus hop, pine, honey, wood. patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Bottle. 12 oz. Split with James and Linh. Courtesy of James. Pours a deep, hazy, coffee brown with a thin, lacy off-white head. Aroma of sweet honey, floral lavender, roasty malts, and hints of coffee and fresh red pepper. Medium to full bodied with a sticky, yet firmly malty and rich palate. Slight spice and chocolate bitter notes on the tongue. Finishes quickly and with a bit of roast and dry hops. Excellent black IPA.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2011
bottle side by side with ’Either’. deep black pour with a 1/4" tan head. deep bitter nose with big notes of cedar (greater depth than ’Or’). medium body with more cedar notes throughout. very smooth from front to back. some light chocolate comes forward along with some darker fruit notes. big finish with spicy cedar notes, figs, light cherries, peat and some alcohol warmth. Or wins the side by side for me. lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2011
My rating nr. 550 goes out to this unique brew that is a colab between some of the most interesting brewerys thats out there at the moment. Hill Farmstead (and Grassroots) and Cigar City from Florida. This dark beauty pours an almost black with a nice cappochino-coloured head. When poured its blasting out tons of hops along with a nice malty roastyness - really nice balanced actually. The first thing I notice when tasting is the burnt roastyness with an upfront ang agressive alcohol-profile. Then it turns over to focus on a mild caramel taste and a great bitter and citric hopping. The palate is really dilicious with a creamy body and round feeling - and despite the firt impression of the alchol it actually turns out to very balanced - and the beer is huge but easy to drink. Yummie!!
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle, courtesy of Phredrik. Dark brown blackish pour with small tan head. Aroma has roast, salt liquorice, spices, oak, some peat, slight vanilla and some hops as well. The roast is particularly strong and potent. Taste is nicely burnt and roasted, lots of roasty bitterness and some sugary sweetness. Also strong liquorice, tobacco, aggressive dark berries and a fairly hefty hoppy bitterness. Faint sourness in the end. Very strong and potent, roasted like no other. Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Courtesy of James. Had this right after either... definitely more to my liking, although either is near world class as well. beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - FEB 2, 2011
Bottle. Jet black pour with a very thin tan head. Malty scent with wood notes. Taste is very good, hoppy and woody. Not sure what the difference is with the "either" version, I remember really digging the either, this while fantastic is not as good. stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours a pitch black beer with a large chocolate colored head. The aroma is malt, roasted, berries, wood and hops with citrus. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is bitterness. Overall a really good beer with a good balance and complexity. gorditoabd (636) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2011
12 oz bottle from Al’s beer store in Dupont Circle area DC. Pours a nice deep black with light white foam. Aromas are of leather, soy, anise, and wood. Taste is sublime, an insane blend of bitter, sweet, dark, salty, and woody. Wonderful beer.