jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2012
22oz bottle-shared @Small Tasting at my place-pours black with red tint and a rich/foamy tan head. Aroma is resin, 2nd sweet dark malt-roasty. Taste is sweet resin/pineapple hops with some bite, cocoa/chocolate/roasty-dark malt. Taste is more complex than the nose. Ok carbonation. As it warms, some licorice too.
puboflyons (3432) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2015
From the 650 ml. bottle. Clipped at February but I am never sure of what year the way Rock Art marks its labels. Deep dark brown color with a foamy, lingering tan head. The aroma is a fill does of earthy, piney hops with a moderate malt character. Just a little booze. The body is full yet smooth. Those pine and earthy hops really penetrate the senses when I taste it. They attack my sinuses while the gritty and charcoal tasting malts play underneath. Explosive hope bitterness. Anyone who goes beer shopping in Vermont knows that the Hunger Mountain Cooperative in Montpelier is a good place to find some special beers. So it was not happenstance that one of Vermont’s premier local breweries (Rock Art) would collaborate to brew a beer specifically for The Coop. nickd717 (4682) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Bottle shared thanks to Arbitrator.
Pours dark brown in color with slight reddish hues and a well-formed tan head with good lacing that clings to the ticking glass.
The aroma is big awesome citrus, orange especially. Almost like an IPA with just the slightest hint of roast.
The roast and chocolate come out much bigger on the flavor. Dry and charcoaly with a big citrus hop presence and slight caramel malt.
Very nice dry mouthfeel - almost gives you cottonmouth. Medium-bodied.
Really solid Black IPA overall. Surprisingly good and easy to drink for the ABV. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Smells of chocolate, resiny, some molasses, licorice. Tastes of roasted malt, some resiny hints, toffee, spicy. Complex and enjoyable. raisedfist86 (12) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Pours as black as a stout, with an off-white head. Tastes quite bitter on the finish, but the initial taste is malty and sweet. Bitterness fades in the aftertaste and leaves the sweetness behind. My recommendation for this beer is to let it warm up. This is my fifth time drinking it and you’ll want it out of the fridge for about an hour to fully release the flavors. Great beer from Rock Art.
adrian910ss (2574) - Doylestown, PA, USA - MAY 25, 2011
22 oz bomber purchased in a grocery store in Brattleboro, VT. Pours a black cola with a medium sized tan-light brown head. Aroma of piney notes, roasted malts, citrus and hops. Taste of piney roasted malts, hops, citrus, black licorice and tootsie rolls. Very nice stuff. squidknuckle (22) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Gift from boss! Who doesn’t remember giving it to me. Must have been bottled at least a year ago. 22oz brown glass crown cap. Served well chilled in a tulip. Very dark brown with red hints. Fluffy, very light brown clay-colored head. Barnyard brownies, menthol, mild coffee, and dried fruits and grass waft forth challengingly. Only first sip shows booze. Wonderful earthy creamy texture. Flavors of coffee-cookie, mild basilly thing is very cool, a little Spanish brandy and toffee. Very good hoppy dark ale blurs the line between strong porter and IPA. Great with tangy feta, tomato, fresh thyme, black pepper, olive oil salad. Also the best looking label of any Rock Art beer I’ve seen. malrubius (2896) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle from Woodstock Hops and Barley. Black with tan head and lace. Spicy hop aroma with hints of fruity hops and chocolate chip cookies. Roasted dark chocolate covered coffee beans nuts and lots of tangy fruitiness sweetness. Medium complex spicy cinnamon and fruity hops. Fairly dry with some lingering woody spicy bitterness. Fairly complex. Very good, maybe excellent. I’ll decide when it warms up a bit. Great palate for abv well hidden alcohol. I guess I’ll go with excellent. VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Bottle/22oz - Pours a very dark and opaque black/brown in color with a small tan head that quickly faded to a thin rim around the top of the beer. Aroma is surprisingly malty with hints of caramel/toffee mixed in with the grassy hops. Flavor is rich with roasted malts and medium bitter with the faint hint of hops in the profile. Nicely thick palate causes a lingering of the flavors on the tongue. Alcohol is well hidden, but it does warm the tummy once it gets there. I really like many of their beers, but I could easily see this becoming my favorite Rock Art brews! More please... Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2010
On the 1st day of Christmas, my true loved poured for me, a Black IPA from Rock Art collaborating with Hunger Mountain Coop. It pours dark black with a decent tan head. The aroma is barrel boozy almost whisky in the nose. The body is big for an IPA with flavors of dark bitter chocolate and soft black licorice notes. It is roasty and the hops come in subtly on the palate, but help round out the beer nicely.