jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft poured into a goblet. Pours black with some very dark tan head. Aroma of roasty chocolate malt with lots of pine hops. Taste is slightly bitter. Overall, very good. I would like to try it out of the bottle.
ordybill (1440) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a half pint glass. The appearance is a clear dark brown with a very large thick brown head. The aroma is hops, pine and some malt. The taste is a very strong blend of malt and hops with some detectable alcohol. A very good beer.
AndySnow (6933) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: SBWF 2016.
Appearance: Almost black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate, liquorice, citrus, hops, roasted malt.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, hops, chocolate, liquorice.
Zymurgeist2 (1910) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have historically loved this beer, and certainly would have rated it higher on previous tastings (not sure why i have not yet rated it). Spice and chocolate are the main aromas here, with floral hops in the back. Pours a deep, deep brown with garnet highlights and a large, sustained, dark tan head. There is moderate patterning down the glass and the head of small bubbles never leaves. Taste is roast and spice, missing the hops I remember from this beer. Medium-full mouthfeel, with an oily aspect to it and a dry finish. Great palate.
S_Side_Smitty (723) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2016
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is pine & grapefruit with some weightiness. Taste is silky smooth with grapefruit rind bitterness and malts verging on bitter chocolate. The rye is blended beautifully. Nice, nice, nice! The sweetness is perfect. Unbelievable.
Pilsnertest (140) - SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
2016-10-07 Sample from bottle @ Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival. Taste of burnt wood, grass, grapefruit, flowers, raisins and unsweetened, dark rye bread.
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AgentAle (1560) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is dark malts with slight rye-like spiciness, earthiness and toasted bread. Taste is again sweet and spicy malts with a rich earthy hip profile that is well balanced but still very much there from start to finish. Tart, citrus and pinecone rounds out the flavors on the tip. Appearance is a clear black with a light brown with a light brown head that retains quite well.
Hopverdju (813) - BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Donkerbruin bier met rode gloed en weinig schuim. Geur: vanille, sinaasappel, cola snoepjes. Smaak: geroosterde mout, zeste van sinaasappel, koffie, bitter, wat moutzoet. Goede balans. Sprankelende koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: bitter, geroosterd en wat koffie.
Tessic (1061) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This black IPA poured a deep black colour with a light tan coloured head. Minimal lacing. Scents include hay hops, roasted malts and more hops! First swig was delicious with flavours of roasted malts, candy and flowery hops. Finish is medium bitter with slight floral taste.
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Bosskie (786) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black with a big bubbly white head.
Smell is pungent bitterness, lots of resin with some coffee and chocolate in the background. Liquorice, herbs, mint. Round and earthy.
Taste is bitter ashy and dry, refreshing, crisp finish, cleansing. Crisp and smooth, hoppy, great balance. Elegant and subtle.
Wixie (420) - BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Liquid is black as night, small head. Fruity aroma of malt. Medium body, little bit carbonation. Taste is bitter, peaty.