allmyvinyl (10613) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2013
660ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours dark brown with good tan head, nice lacing. Big grapefruit aromas, some caramel malt. Big bitterness on the taste, but doesn’t linger. Medium bodied, and finishes very clean and crisp. Very nice. Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
On tap at The Collins, Seattle. Almost black with some ruby showing. Nice lacing too. Aroma is skewed towards roasted malt, so the hop assault that follows in the mouth is a pleasant change. A base of sticky, dark, chewy molasses is the base for waves of hop bitterness. If there’s a rye factor it’s hard to pick up, but I’m not worried about that when it’s as tasty as this. Excellent. deaconmike (470) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Bomber. Pours walut with ruby edges and a tan head. Aroma is citrus hops, roast and caramel. Taste follows the nose and is roasty, and a touch nutty with a grapefruit hop bitter finish. It’s moderately sweet transitioning to a bitter finish. The body is north of medium and has a foaminess to it. Overall, a smooth drinking brew - nicely balanced and well done. Yorker (2003) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2013
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a little sediment and a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, pine, and grapefruit. Flavour is much like the aroma – with a bitter finish. RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Pours black with ten head and some lacing. Pine molasses and burning aroma. Taste is dark malt, hoppy acidity, and earthy notes. Finish is bitter.
princevassago (7) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 1, 2013 does not count
A very palatable IPA. I’m not an IPA drinker personally, but the smokyness made it ok. pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle @ SlackerMads. Pours very dark brown with a partly lasting and very good lacing creamy tan medium head. Aroma is delicious hoppy with spruce, grapefruit, citrus, resin, tropical fruit and quite malty complex with chocolate, nuts, toast, dark fruit, rye spice and some wood. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter, very light acidic. Body is medium+, texture is soft and creamy, carbonation is soft +. Finishes bitter and soft roasted. A hop driven beer with an even more exceptional malt base. Awesome stuff.
penstemon (224) - Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Pours dark brown, almost black, with a beige head. Aromas of grapefruit, roasted malt, coffee, and an earthy almost minty note. Taste is juicy grapefruit, roasted malt, with an earthy bitter finish. Medium-full bodied, really clean and smooth. This is like a fresh citrusy IPA with roasty edges. So good. RichTheVillan (7835) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle from Brewdog Birmingham; dark brown with a frothy white head, big fruity hop aroma, embarrassingly holy taste loads of pine really big in your face backed up with a slight roast malt excellent stuff. SlackerMads (3360) - DENMARK - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle, bottle date 2013-02-18. Dark brown close to black with a medium sized slowly diminishing creamy beige head. Hoppy nose with some caramel and rye. Flavour has roasted malt, light chocolate malt, rye, peach, citrus and light flowery hops. Bitter finish, soft carbonation, creamy texture. Lots of more to write, but the bottle is empty.