Ratman197 (15636) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Bomber poured a clear dark brown nearly black with garnet highlights and a lasting creamy tan head with good lacing. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, mandarin orange, light pine, light roastiness and a faint hint of smoke. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a slightly dry finish. Flavors of orange, tangerine, pink grapefruit, light pine and a hint of roastiness with a smooth lightly dry lingering bitter finish. Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber/brown - offwhite head. Nice bretty aroma and taste, soapy, roasted, ok hoppy, light burned notes, piney, citrus, caramel, grassy, licorice. Nice. Tmoney99 (15138) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate hop and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
Dogbrick (14344) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle shared by a traveling HSC member. The beer pours a dark amber-brown color with a medium foamy light beige head that burns away steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops and toasted malt. Medium body (although a touch thin at times) with flavors of hops, roasted malt, caramel and a bit of citrus. The finish is toasty with a short hops aftertaste. Decent overall. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2009
22 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. This one is all head... about a 5:2 ration of head to beer. Dark brown colored pour. The head is tan, obviously very large, foamy, with good head retention and lacing. Aroma is faded herbal, leafy hops with some caramel notes. There’s something in there that is earthy and reminiscent of crayons. Taste is caramel, toffee, light roast, anise, citrus and earthy hops. Medium bodied. A little bit on the odd side but overall a pleasant beer.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 21, 2009
(22oz bottle) Large beige head atop cola brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, caramel, pine.earthy, light anise. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, grapefruit, caramel, roast, light dark chocolate. Soft, light-medium body, low carbonation, very drinkable. BeerandBlues2 (14062) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Bottle received via trade with ditmier. Pours clear dark brown with an average, creamy, off-white head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted grain), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, pine), average yeast (sweat, earth) with notes of alcohol, grape, apple, and pear. Medium bodied, sticky and mineral texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness. hopdog (13267) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2008
22oz bottle acquired in trade with riversideak (thanks!). Poured a deep and cloudy brown color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of roast, citrus, chocolate, pine, and floral hops. Tastes of citrus, roast, pine, and some dark fruits. Had a light tart finish. Lacing left on the glass. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2009
(22oz. bottle) Pours a cloudy brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of rye, citrus, and roasted black malts. Flavor of rye, hops (pine, citrus), and toffee with a moderately bitter finish. slowrunner77 (13231) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"pours dark brown...little light gets through. very hoppy nose up front followed by rosted malt. feel is ok...a bit carbonated and a touch thin. flavor is pretty unique, even for a black ipa. it reminds me (slightly) of stone’s 13th av. ale, but like a redheaded stepchild, not really kin. but theres a weird spicy hop flavor not present in the aroma, it’s a bit weird but works with the heavy malt. finishes dry."