bhensonb (15489) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
750 c&c from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours dark brown/black with a four finger foamy tan head. Aroma is a bit chocolate with a lot of varied hop. Med plus body. Flavor is creamy chocolatey malt with pine, citrus, floral and possibly other hops. It’s just a very flavorful and excellent beer. Finishes dryish, with a lot of hop bitter. djd07 (15275) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark amber with creamy beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is roast, pine, resin. Medium body, roast, pine, lingering bitterness, very good.
Scopey (15263) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle at Leighton’s thanks to Dirty D. It pours darkest brown - black with a small beige head. The aroma is soft, pine needles, caramel, banana bread, stewed orange, peach and apricot. The taste is bitter, rich roast, umami, liquorice, charred wood ,cocoa, spice, raw alcohol, treacle and peach. Medium body and moderate , foamy carbonation. Nice elements to it, but it is a bit chewy and alcoholic. Not bad overall. Ratman197 (15100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2010
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark redish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, tangerine, carmel, pink grapefruitrlight tropical fruit and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, tangerine, pink grapefruit, light tropical fruit and light earthiness with a smooth dry moderatly bitter finish. Tmoney99 (14752) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear dark brown with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, chocolate, earthy hop with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a dry slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good complex beer.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
75cl bottle, thanks Travlr. Large beige head atop cola brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, some grapefruit, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, grapefruit/orange, some roast, cocoa. Medium-full body, some resin, Lubiere (14110) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
A deep dark black IPA with a thick brown head. In aroma, a smooth bitter chocolate with nice floral hops, nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice smooth chocolate malt with light piney hops, nice and smooth. Bottle at Mondial 2012, June 10 2012. Stuu666 (14094) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle on the bus. Pours deep brown, nose is salty toffee, pine, roasted, taste is roasted, coffee, toffee, dry. BeerandBlues2 (13642) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with an average, frothy beige head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (toasted, caramel, roasted, coffee), heavy hops (floral, pine, herbal), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of plum, raisins, and alcohol. Flavor is heavy malt (toasted, caramel, roasted, coffee), heavy hops (floral, pine, herbal), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of plum, raisins, and alcohol. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, light creaminess with a dry finish. crossovert (13413) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Beers like this help me turn the corner with this style. The earthy, bitter, danky hops work with the rasted malt.