nittanyjim (113) - - NOV 26, 2016 Daytonbeer (730) - Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet black with tan head and nice lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Taste is the same with lots of dry hops on the back end.
Opaque black. Weak malt nose, tan head. Bitter coffee start, bitter cardboard finish. Some creaminess despite the moderate carbonation. Needs more sweetness to balance the bitterness, but a decent beer. Larry_Duffman (527) - - NOV 12, 2016
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours black with a tan head and lacing. The aroma is roasted coffee and hops. The taste is coffee, chocolate, and hops. This is a very hoppy stout. There’s very little chocolate taste. It’s heavy on bitter coffee and hops. It’s dry. This is different and good. jrodooo5 (1644) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - NOV 5, 2016
A very dry stout that pours quite foamy. Seems more like a black ipa. The bitterness is quite bizarre for the style. Just ok. HankFinkel (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2016 does not count
12 ounce bottle pour into tall tulip. Nice tan head and lacing. Good roasted nose, mouth feel a little weak for a stout, outstanding hop presence. First one I have had, definitely a great beer but to me drinks more like a black IPA than a traditional stout, regardless already looking forward to my next one! katrinaez (1924) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Very hoppy stout. Very citrus hop and roasted malts scent. Touch of floral. Foamy head. Taste is bitter and hoppy with a burnt malt flavor. Mouth is full and sticks to the palate. Bottle.
solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Some roast and some caramel. Decent balance and drinkability. Black pour with decent head and lacing. Bitter crisp finish with some malt tang. Tap at smoking joes. voyageurmike (426) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2016
12 oz bottle from Wegmans poured into tulip glass. This may have been intended to be a stout but it comes off as a black IPA, from the amount of hopping. Opaque with a thick tan head, full bodied. Aroma of roasted grain with some hops, coffee taste with grapefruit. Lingering bitter finish, not the malty finish of a stout. matty (410) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours a black color with a thick dark tan head that lasts. Nice citrus hop aroma unexpected for a stout and some roastedness in the background. Medium-full bodied, interesting for a stout with such a hop flavor. Lots of carbonation on the tongue. Some roasted malt and chocolate come through as it warms. Finish is smooth. Pretty good. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle. Black, smallish tan head. Nose is rich roast malt, light burnt notes, mild hop aroma, low to medium sweetness. Flavor is roast, deep caramel, milky sweetness, some almost acrid malt. Lingering bittersweet finish. ben4321 (6417) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 12/2/15
Aroma: The nose is citrus hops and some roasted malt, a bit of dark chocolate comes through too
Appearance: Pours a basically black color with a thick, foamy brown head and fairly heavy lace
Flavor: Tastes dark, bitter, roast mostly, fairly malty, not a ton of sweetness or citrus in the flavor
Palate: Light-medium bodied, fairly smooth and clean, soft carbonation, and a good bit dry
Pretty good, interesting beer. Has a nice citrus hop presence in the aroma, almost smells like a Black IPA, but then in the flavor I lose that hop presence and I just get a dry, roasty dark ale. Solid beer overall, but the aroma is the most interesting part for me.