Godofthecellar (678) - NYC, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2012
poured into my three floyds pint glass. pours dark black with light brown head. smell of hops, chocolate with a a strong flavor of coffee. Bitter, dry, hoppy..... flavor of stout but much lighter, cleaner, freshness of a IPA. rxeight (3256) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Bomber - Batch #23. "Hoppy Double Stout" Pours a dark black with a finger of creamy tan head. Has the appearance of a great imperial stout. Very hoppy aroma with a slight amount of roasted malt. So far we have the looks of a imperial stout and the aroma of a black IPA. Taste is amazing. Like nothing I have had before. Starts out with lots of hoppy notes. Some citrius and pine. But fades to big roasted malts. Lots of chocolate in there. Works fantastically well together. Very thick texture for something of this ABV. Complete mixture of styles. Bottle says hoppy double stout, ratebeer has black IPA. Combines great aspects of imperial IPA and Imperial stout with fantastic results. Think black IPA with the texture and mouthfeel of a great imperial stout with lots of roasted chocolate malts. cubs (10718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2012
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Steve’s house. Thanks! Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a brown head. Very roasty, burnt tar, chocolate, light vanilla aroma. Bitter, very burnt, dark chocolate, charred, tar, a bit woody, piney hoppy flavor. Intense chocolate, tar, and piney flavor.
Dark brown, almost black, in appearance with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma is of piney hops, flowers, and roasted coffee. Flavor is entirely overpowered by the hops with just a hint of roast in the finish. Thin body, good carbonation levels. Just not quite there. mikem409 (2029) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2012
bottle thanks kan! pours black with tan massive head. very piney aroma slight bitter chocolate. taste is very hop forward with the nice chocolate finish slight burnt nuts also
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2012
22 ounce bottle pour. Thanks Madvike for this one! Pitch black with a frothy tan head. Hoppy stout as advertised, nice, This a big beer. msalm (59) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Definitely was no prepared for the massive blast of flavor that comes with the first sip. Peppery with some chocolate...strong acidity that leaves the mouth in a dark chocolate dryness. The nose is almost peanut-buttery...got some graham cracker in there. Deep black body with a beautifully thick finger to finger-and-a-half light brown head. Delicious. FullObs (136) - Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bomber - batch 10. black pour into a tulip glass witha 2" tan head. listed as a hoppy double stout it’s certainly not what I expected. Very thin body, lots of carbonation. The first sip has me expecting a little tartness but it doesn’t appear. A little sweetness and then a hop explosion and a finish with tons of bittnerness. Too muich hops here and unfortunately the beer has a lot of unique flavors but it’s a little too extreme ith the hops. It’s also certainly not a stout, maybe it’s a black ipa but an odd one, kinda seems like something i’d create if i mixed a few solid beers together myself. . Props for uniqueness and creativity. Worth a try but not really my style. nice label too. holdenn (2127) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
This rating is from their first bottling. Dark black with a beige head. Tons of hops. A little catty. Herbal pine nice notes really stand out. Good hop flavor with pine grass that juicy and bitter. Touch of roast as well. Really an excellent hoppy stout/black ipa. Its really hard to say which it is. I would lead more towards an excellent black ipa unless they up the malts and roast. But you don’t need to change it, call it whatever you want, cause its good. 8/4/8/4/16
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2012
22oz bottle from Binny’s Lincoln Park. Batch #10. Pours a black body with an inch thick, dense and creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is really nice with lots of bitter, citrusy, grapefruit pines balanced with a luscious dark chocolate malt backing. Solid creamy roastiness, ash, a touch of coffee, resins, and a slight earthiness. Flavor is just as nice. Plenty of citrusy, bitter pines and grapefruits up front with a nice creamy dark chocolate malt backing. Some rich milk chocolates in the middle as well as resins, a light floral note, a bit of a toffee sweetness, and a nice roastiness. Roasts get a bit ashy towards the end as this finishes very dry, bitter, roasty, and resiny but the malts remain ever-present. Lengthy aftertaste following a slightly creamy, medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, an excellent hoppy stout and by far my favorite from Pipeworks to date. A really close clone to GI’s Night Stalker...just 3.2% smaller. Tons of dry, resiny, bitter grapefruit pines with some light floral notes balanced with a smooth, slightly creamy chocolate malt backing with a nice, somewhat charred roast. Really impressed with this one.