Ratman197 (15354) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2008
On tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured a clear dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, grapefruit, pine and earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of grapefruit, pine, carmel and light roastiness with a smooth lingering bitter finish. Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle at RBESG 2010, Rome. Almost black - offwhiye head. Roasted. Milkey. Fruity. Peppery. Vegetables. Fruity. Light yeasty. Burned. Nice. Christian (13815) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2010
Very dark brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of of citrus and pine hops, with a hint of licorice. Sweet malty flavour with citrus hops and dark chocolate and licorice notes. BeerandBlues2 (13813) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 15, 2008
Draught at 6th Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours clear tawny with an average, fizzy, light brown head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (grain, hay, straw, meal), average hops (flowers, herbs), average yeast (sweat, dough) with notes of grape and apple. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness. Dogbrick (13759) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Sample at the brewpub. This beer is an opaque and pretty burgundy color with a medium thin and creamy light tan head that recedes steadily. Thin sheet of lacing on the glass. Aroma of grassy hops and citrus, as well as a touch of malt. Medium-bodied and hoppy with notes of pine and grapefruit, underscored by an earthy malt flavor. The finish is hoppy and leaves a pine aftertaste. Solid all around.
hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Draft... RBSG... Almost pitch black with a burnt orange hue when held up to the So Cal sunshine. Nice, creamy, off-white head with terrific retention and thick, creamy lacework that clings tightly to the side of the glass. Hoppy, fruity, roasted aroma. Full-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. A lot of bitterness with low residual sweetness, but near-balance is somehow attained. Deeply roasted finish provides moderate bitterness with a pinch of salt. JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - APR 22, 2008
Draught; described by Jeff as a double IPA Black beer with orange-brown highlights, covered with a cream-coloured head. Hops, and this time no doubt US ones; fresh and leafy, some cookies. Sharp bitter, near-metallic taste with bitter chocolate flavours; long bitter-harsh aftertaste. Well bodied, but rather harsh on the throat. Not bad! Original interpretation of an IIPA. Plovmand (8616) - Grindsted, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2010
On tap at 4:20. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Peach, caramel and light roasted malt in aroma. Some pine and citrus. The flavour is pine, peach, light coffee and some roasted notes. Citrussy finish. Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Poured deeper brown with a short cap of beige head.. nice clarity to it. The aroma picked up brilliant pine and citrusy hoppage upfront with toasty caramel and sweeter chocolate behind.. very well balanced. The flavor had sweet chocolate and nutty sweetness surrounded by pine bitterness and faint black cherry tartness.. dry finish with an odd contrast between the malts and hops. Dry overall on the palate and scratchy with bitterness.. just a bit rough for me. Borresteijn (7491) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2010
On tap at 4:20, RBESG Rome day 3. Almost black colour, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, liquorice, grapefruit hops. Flavour is roasted malts, light ashy, liquorice, spicy hoppy grapefruit finish. Medium bodied. OK. Don’t really dig the "style".