Sammy (12212) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
Black-grapefruit melange coloured body.
Big white soapy head. Mollasses and hops - simcoe. Some roasted malt. Infected? Buttery mouthfeel, weak carbonation. Thanks for bringing, Radek. Pinball (12157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
bottle at papsø
clear red amber, smooth white head.
nom nom. sweet malts, loads of hops, dark roasted malts, sweet fruity notes, faint vineous notes. dry. hoppy. dark malty...
flavor is roasted malty, strong hoppy grapefruity note, good roasted black ipa. slowrunner77 (12051) - 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."
shrubber85 (11411) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle. Pine/orange peel and toffee malt aroma. Dark brown color with giant tan head. Bitter pine/orange peel and light toffee malt flavor - hops dominate. Okay. hopscotch (11113) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle… Pours clear and very dark with a burnt orange hue (when held up to bright light) and a large, fluffy, off-white head. Fantastic retention with cool, weeping lacework left behind. The nose is of caramel and earthy, leathery hops. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is a touch chocolaty, caramely and nutty; however, the tasty, bitter hops blow everything else out of the water. Lengthy, roasted, blazingly bitter finish. A big THANKS goes out to ygtbsm94 for shipping this bottle to me!
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Vert dark brown pour. Tons of resin on the aroma and some grapefruit peel. Flavor is very resinous and bitter. Light malt bill. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
DocLock (10706) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2009
Date: November 21, 2008
Source: Liquid Solutions
Appearance: black, wispy tan head, streaks of lace
Aroma: roasted and dark chocolate aroma with sweet pine
Flavor: roasted malt flavor, lots of pine, dark chocolate and citrus, lots of hops and roasted malt
Overall: good, but the flavors do not really mesh together too well
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Draft at Craft. Pours ruby, not black, with 1-finger of off-white head. Nose is heavy piney hops, dark malt, brown sugar, tropical fruit. Tastes malty, with rich resiny hops. earthy, a bit of pineapple, but the hops overtake the malt late. Solid. BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bomber from Surdyk’s. Very dark pour with a huge fluffy head with great retention. Citrus hops - and an aroma that reminds me of a lot of Jolly Pumpkin stuff. Crisp but balanced. Good beer. DuffMan (10436) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Pours a dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is quite sweet, with dark caramel and piney hops in equal measure. Sweet palate, malts are a little syrupy, caramel and chocolate, with citrus and resin hoppiness. Big bitter finish. Missing the roasted malt.