bytemesis (8438) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottled 02042104 - thanks JBPortland! Pours dark black with a creamy medium tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, pine, roasted malts. Flavor is citrus and pine forward with distinct roasty toffee notes coming in the middle. Light sweet, medium bitter, nice balance of roasty and hoppy. Medium body, silky mouthfeel, presumably from the oats. Quite a tasty beer! nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2013
50cl bottle pours a translucent, mahogany, basically black with some clumpy head that is both white and beige, mixed. Nose of chocolate, cupcakes, dried orange peel, toast, light licorice. Flavor is meaty, malty, toast, coffee grounds, some orange peel, light smoke. Medium bodied, dry finish. jredmond (8288) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle from the brewery shared with Linh, Minh and Angela. Pours a black body with thin lacing. Aroma is fresh pine hop and coffee roast. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet roast, coffee and light pine. This is way closer to a roasty porter with a hop character as opposed to a black IPA. But whatever. radagast83 (8072) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle. Poured a near pitch black color with a wispy tan head. Aroma is notes of chocolate, roasted malts, some earthy hops. Flavor is notes of malts, roasted malts, bitter chocolate. Creamy notes. Pretty darn good! jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle from WF, C’ville. Deep brown pour with an elegant creamy tan head. Maine have some of the best looking beers in the business. Nose is rich and inviting. Peppery hops. Pine. Hints of mandarin orange. Muscular espresso and dark cocoa provide depth. The flavor is wonderfully balanced, nuanced. Rich creamy malty sweetness cut by citrus hoppiness. Woody, dry finish. Medium body, somewhat oily. Effervescent carbonation. A real winner.
drfabulous (7950) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 11, 2013
500 ml bottle from Brouwerij Lane. It looks like it has a Sept bottling date, but maybe since it was in the cooler, it is fine. Big hoppy nose. Dark roast. Chocolate. Very tasty. lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of really rich roastiness, floral hops, wet hoppiness and some leather. Rich flavour of roastiness, wet hoppiness, licorice, leather, citrus and some bread. Medium bodied and a rich, long, bitter finish. Heavy. blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
[Bottle (500ml) shared with HogTownHarry, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o j&m] Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size frothy light-brown head. Aroma of toasted malt, light leafy hops and some coffee. Nice flavour of toasted malt, some coffee,a good amount of leafy hops and a medium bitter finish. medium bodied. Quite good. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Draft. Black pour with tan was. Aroma is earthy and grassy with some dark malt undertones. Flavor has grassy and herbal flavors with nice malty balance. tiong (7305) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
500ml bottle from Beer Culture, New York @ Varjopikkujoulut
Bottled 100714 - Pours pitch black with a thick brown head. Aroma of fresh grassy hops, roasty malts, pine, resin and citrus. Taste is fresh hoppy, crisp roasty and grassy with some fruity notes, hints of chocolate and citrus. Finish is hoppy, slightly roasty and fruity with some bitterness. Quite balanced black IPA.