DSG (15119) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015 lobotomizdgoat (18) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Felt like a cross between a good porter and a Belgian dark. Malts were toasty and thick with moderate sweetness, palate was bold, finish had hints of spices.
[2/19/15] Draught at Beachwood BBQ in Long Beach. Black with a brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, licorice and a bit of alcohol. Sweet flavor, roasty, with an acidic touch, chocolate, some dark fruits and a burnt and hoppy bitter finish. Full-bodied. Very nice. dinkle50 (1531) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Black pour with huge two finger espresso head. Roasty aroma. Chocolate and bitter roasted malt at play here. Medium mouth. Taste is full of roast and little milk chocolate. Lots of lace. Nice sweetness. Hints of orange and pine as well. Bacterial (3040) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Wow. This beer is quite imaginative. GT2 described this as a cross between an imperial stout and a black IPA and that really nails it in my opinion as well. Dark black pour with almost no head. Resin, pine hop nose and in the taste with an orchestra of roasted malt balancing it. Pints three and four made the next day pretty rough, but this was a wonderfully crafted beer. Sammy (12610) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
Strong ale at 8% abv? On tap at Toronado. Dry black dry stout, Cascadian orange. Lots of roast. GT (10002) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Short: A massive Black IPA of the gods
k0mpsa (3041) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Origin: Tap at Churchill’s Size: 4oz taster Glass: Mini pilsner Price: $3-4 Date: 1/14/14
Long: Pours inky with fantastic espresso lacing. Nose is near Black IPA with big pine, excellent savory dark chocolate, black cherry, cherry cola. Taste is- Hot Damn- herbal pine hop bomb with some unfortunate grape soda character. Thankfully, that goes away to make way for bitter melted dark chocolate, chai tea spices, holiday spiced hot cocoa. Really an RIS and Black IPA mix.
Flaws: Hard to find
Tap at stone brewing, escondido. Black color, light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, some hops. Roasty body, hops, fruity, coffee. devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2013
On Tap at Matt Denny’s, pout is dark brown with low head. Aroma is rich sweet dark malts and light spice, taste is bitter roast with a nice finish. Itzjerm (3076) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Nice toasty sweetness light aroma. Toasty. Dark look thin head. Good carbonation nice hoppy stout.
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Draft @ Downtown Johnny Brown’s, San Diego, CA. Pours a dark brown black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with bitter hoppy hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish with bitter hints.