pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2014
On draught at Hopworks. Deep black with light tan head. Aroma is citrus, dark malt, and roasted smokiness. Taste is dark chocolate, citrus, roasted dark malt. Really well balanced; not too bitter not too sweet. Finishes with a hoppy, toasted character. CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Whole Foods in Bellevue. Nice dark brown, almost black, appearance. This beer has a thin, and yet, wispy head. A little roast is complimented by a nice orange citrus hop aroma. The aroma is quite pungent, and nice. Very roasted at first, but the roast is soon dominated by the hop flavor, which actually has a pine taste, instead of a citrus taste. The beer is rather dry, and the roast mixes well with the aforementioned hop flavor. This has a bit of a milky flavor, as well. This is pretty good, and has a nice lingering bitterness, which pleases me. XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
On tap at sunset grill. Brilliant deep brown. Aroma of smoke, nuts, coffee bitters. Brilliant dry finish to bitter roasted/smoked malt. Yummersmanuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2011
Earlier Rating: 6/9/2012 Total Score: 3.4
On tap at sunset grill. Brilliant deep brown. Aroma of smoke, nuts, coffee bitters. Brilliant dry finish to bitter roasted/smoked malt. Yummers
650ml bottle from Brewery Creek in Vancouver. Pours very dark brown with pillowy off white head. Lots of perfumey floral hops balanced with roasted dark malt. Moderate bitterness lingers in the finish. Very floral. Quality. glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Pours very dark brown with billowing head. Lots of perfumey floral hops balanced with roasted dark malt. Moderate bitterness lingers in the finish. Very perfumey. Well done.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
Pours a very dark brown with some sediment on the bottom possibly hops, big light brown head that stays and laces the glass really nicely. Aromas of roasted malt, pine, grassy. Flavours of chocolate/roasted malts, pine to grapefruit to grassy transition with just the right amount of medium bitterness that doesn’t over stay its welcome. TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2011
Pours very dark brown with nice off-white head. Mid range hoppy aroma. Roasty middle with dry finish. OK - a ways to go before its the Stone Self-Righteous. pictoman (1129) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
Poured from 1pint 6fl oz bottle. Dark brown with beige head. Medium citrus hop aroma with slight roast malt and a little lactosey chocolate hint. Same taste with a bit stronger resiny hop flavour leaving a bitter finish with a touch of chocolate. Sammer (1119) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Dark soda looking pour from bottle with a thin head. Aroma is rye and earthy. Taste is slightly bitter, with notes of herbs, nuts and hay. Complex and interesting. stchloe (1067) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2009
My favorite beer at NAOBF ’09. Its dark, superbly hopped into an earthy drink. good ABV and the resin qualtiy just lasts. When I can taste the beer in my nose, then its a good one.