Maverick34 (3389) - New York, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Draught from Spring Lounge. Poured a subtle dark, not a lot of head. Nice roastiness and hoppiness. I really like this style. murphym45 (779) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Brown with some tan head. Aroma is hoppy, grassy and herbacious. A bit of malt on the palate but was expecting a bit more, also some more grassy hops. A bit too grassy and not enough malt to balance it out in my opinion, not too bad though. jb (3445) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Dark brown, thick staying head, clingy full retention. Nose is floral and citrus hop notes. Same hits on first taste + coffee, creamy feel. Tart. Decent beer. Beerdedone (3480) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Sampled at st/line tasting 12-9-10. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of pine&citrus hops with a hint of coffee and a touch of earthiness. Flavor of coffee, pine, citrus, and some light caramel. ironmanallday (2) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2010 does not count
This is a very unique beer style (at least for me) It is rather light in mouthfeel with a slightly toasty flavour not found in most IPAs, but more in Porters. But the hops, they shine!
Tmoney99 (15114) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle. Poured clear black color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted malt and hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy toasted bitter flavor with a moderate to heavy bitter finish of medium duration. Very good brew that I would recommend to a freind.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2010
12oz bottle. Small creamy beige head atop brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some grapefruit, caramel, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, roast, some grapefruit/pine, caramel, milk/bittersweet chocolate. Light-medium body, fairly drinkable. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Tap at BBD 2010. Pours a hazed yet very dark brown near black some spotty hop particle floaties and a massive off beige head- lasting and great head. Aroma is pine dank hops, lots of big grapefruit citrus and tangerine zest over a nutty roasty slightly chocolaty backbone. Flavor is light roast, dark chocolate, nuts, earth leather then citrusy hops, some pine, orange, big citra and centennial hop character. Smooth finish. Nice! puboflyons (3529) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2010
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 337111710. The pour is a dark mahogany brown with hues of ruby and a half-inch, foamy beige head. The aroma has a wonderful pine sap hoppiness going on. The mouthfeel is medium to heavy with a light chewiness. The taste is beautifully bitter with a great hop ending. A very nice brew. wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Tasted on 12/26/10 from a 12oz bottle sent to me as an extra in a trade, there is a long lot number that I can’t make any sense of. Pours (believe it or not) black with an average tan head that leaves a fairly thick blanket of lace. The nose is fresh pine and sticky resin hops, grapefruit, coffee, roasted malt, and a good hint of sweet molasses/burnt brown sugar. The flavor starts off with the molasses and burnt brown sugar, moving to the darkly roasted coffee flavor, and then the bitterness takes over with pine resin and grapefruit hops. The body is medium with very lively carbonation and a long roasted coffee and grapefruit finish.