nimbleprop (8949) - 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 (8839) - 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. drfabulous (8832) - 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. radagast83 (8625) - Arlington, 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 (8557) - 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.
laiti (8532) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
50 cl bottle @ tiong, bottled 10.07.2014PhillyCraft (8202) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Aroma is rather nice with lots of fruity hops, grapefruit and some licorice. Flavour has lots of hops, grapefruit, ash, some licorice and nettles. Usually I don’t like CDAs where roastiness is left behind the hops, but this was good. I’d smoke this everyday.
Bottle with Frank and Barry. Pours dark brown with light to medium head, good lacing. Aromas are tropical hops, roasty dark malt, light chocolate, pine. Taste is peanuts, citrus hops, char, minerals. Nice beer but more "another one" would have been a better idea. Roasty malts are just played, make it a hoppy porter or just stick to dank pales and single ipas. AirForceHops (8037) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 4, 2014
16.9 oz. bottle with a bottled on date of 02- 04- 2014. Paid $5.99 at Carl’s Meat Market, Kittery. Thick tan head that receded slowly over the pitch black brew. Nose is roasted malt, pine and floral hops. The flavor is not overly bitter and balanced nice with, roasty, and chocolate malt’s and a touch of ash. Hints of ground coffee, and floral and pine hops in the finish. Medium bodied with a real drying mouthfeel. Really nicely crafted. blankboy (7884) - 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. lusikka (7833) - 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.