weordie (1429) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Pours black with a huge, tan, foamy head. Blackberries, roasted malt and pine on the aroma. A nice, roasted malt flavour, earthy, with a gentle bitterness to finish. Does not drink at 9.5% which could be dangerous. arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
12oz bottle from a four-pack that cost $10.49. Black color, mocha head, looks good. Smell is hoppy citrus but I was disappointed after hearing this compared to Pliny (lies). Flavor is decently hoppy but again not on the level of Stone 15th. The roast flavor really conflicted with the citrus, like oranges dunked in bitter coffee. I would have preferred chocolate covered oranges but oh we’ll. Still, this is a decent beer and a much better value than when it was in 750’s. coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-09-2011 18:22:22
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma and flavor are roasted malt, caramel, piney, citrusy hops.. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden. EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2013
The color is a very nice, very clear, and very dark reddish brown with a large light tan head, and the aroma blends resin hops, floral hops, and a hint of caramel malts. The taste is mildly sweet, a touch bitter, and mildly umami, and the palate combines a slightly boozy finish, a medium body, oily texture, and a soft carbonation. kbutler1 (1382) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2011 Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a dark brown/black color with a massive tan head of at least 3 fingers that is very slow to recede. The head is a little annoying as I can’t take a sip for quite a while. Head leaves lace as it settles. Hoppy aroma of slight citrus with a little hint of booze. Medium mouthfeel. The hops have a decent profile from start to finish. I’m surprised how present the alcohol is in this. Some roast as well. Decent flavors.
waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with thin lasting tan head. Great aroma of fresh citrus hops and resenous pine. Medium body with healthy pine and underlying burnt malts. Well balanced. Enjoyable brew dantheman278 (1365) - SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle at Denis’. Light reddish mahogany brown. Rich resinous, piney, slightly vegetal nose. Amazingly smooth for the ABV, juicy pine and dark chocolate with a soft hop linger. Lovely. commonmac (1345) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Tap pour at Town Hall Lanes. A questionable glass holding a wonderful, nearly perfect beer. A roasted malty ale leads but coupled by a compliment of hops. Just a great beer that showcases taste, mouthfeel, aftertaste, and perfection. Please go out and order this one! UncleKorm (1337) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle poured a clear dark brown hue w/ a huge thick long lasting tan head and excellent lacing. Big fresh hoppy aromas, pine, grapefruit rind, roast, malts, and chocolate. Initial flavor is a light sweet with a moderate bitter finish of long duration. Tastes are malty chocolates and roasted malt, pine hops, a hint of citrus, and a clean, bitter pine finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel average carbonation, and a warm finish. commonshawn (1333) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Tap. Black color with tan white head. Subtle pleasing aroma. Smooth at first then perfect balance of sweet malty and alcohol. Excellent.