Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
I’m a huge fan ok big roasty super hopped beers. Might be my favorite type of beer. This is another perfect example of it. Amazing job! Marheb (5817) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
Un croisement bien opportun entre un café latte et une ipa de la côte ouest avec une présence en bouche pas loin d’être extraordinaire. AdamChandler (5100) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Finally opened this up hopefully it hasn’t fallen off. Enjoyed in a standard pint glass with buddies at around 40 degrees F. Almost midnight black, solid head that stuck around for a while..maybe my glass wasn’t clean? Smell is very roasty with tangerines and nuts. Taste is roasted malts, hint of chocolate, nuts like almonds and a mild bitterness. Pine and Citrus hop flavors and some oakyness at the finish. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Picked this up at The Warren Store the morning of Night of the Funk 2010. Poured into a tulip and shared with bmanning, Amyliz4, and Heather. Batch 163, Bottle 17.
Pour is a very dark brown with an off white head. Plenty of light carbonation bubbles on top. Very nice lacing. The nose is very, very strong aromas of piney, resinous hops with a pretty good amount of roasted malt to back it up.
The taste is all about the pine and resin with a bit of darkly-roasted malt. The feel is extremely dry and bitter. Just an incredibly bitter beer. Even with that, it’s still quite drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-11-2010 nickd717 (4706) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Bomber thanks to Arbitrator. OMG rare, it says it on the bottle! Dark brown in color with a large cascading tan head. Good lacing. Earthy hop aroma, with wet leaves and some substantial roasty notes. Roasty flavor with slight bitter cocoa along with citrusy and earthy hops. Rather bitter. Medium-bodied and dry as hell, very resinous, with softer carbonation. Pretty nice IBA, but I’ve certainly had better as of late.
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Dark nut brown, large-bubbled cream head, bit of manure. Nose of pale malt, pine and earth, bit of bread crust. Flavor has long bitter finish, bit of graham cracker, pine, lightly creamy lengthy finish. Very balanced, as I’ve found most of their beers to be. reggiedunlop (3725) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2012
Pours black with a medium mocha head. Aroma is roasty with a touch of coffee...hoppiness creeps in...hint of citrus. Flavor is roasty up front with a touch of peat...good spicy bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a hoppt burnt/roasty finish. Tasty! chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Thanks to Michael for this rare Lawson’s...Brown beer with an off white head. A small cap forms, so-so lacing...This beer is total hop forward, does makes any bones about it. Hop bomb of flowers and grass, a little citrus helps to balance this pretty nicely...The taste is all hops and nothing else, way to strong its really tough to drink. So bitter, too hop forward.
Decent start but to much hops to drink. beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2010
The pour reveals a pitch black color with a thin beige head. The hops provide a fir tree aroma, there’s also a presence of roasted malt, the aroma is quite appealing. The flavor is superb, a ton of coniferous hops and roasted malt with bitterness in the end. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. This is an awesome black IPA! Reynolds314 (3462) - Connecticut, USA - APR 2, 2012
I was very impressed with this. Basically a super hoppy porter. Aroma is ashy, coffee, citrus, grass, soapy. Taste is very rich and roasty with a huge hop profile dominated by citrus and resin. Flavor explosion.