joeworrall (86) - USA - OCT 11, 2013
Tough to be objective drinking this head to head against North Coast Old Rasputin stout. It’s good, with an interesting blend of 6 different hops & 2 malts. It’s touted as a Baltic Porter, but the hops aroma & flavor make me think it’s a dark IIPA SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Thanks to HisBoyElroy for the split. Most of my Sam Adams will probably come from this Sam Adams lover. I’m not the biggest fan. I remember it being very mediocre. viyh (90) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
This beer is definitely unique and has a lot of character. It’s not like anything else I’ve ever tasted. The immediate flavor was a strong fig/grape aroma which quickly changes into a caramel sweetness on the back of the tongue. Definitely a beer that should be on everyone’s bucket list.
jgentgesdo (694) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pours brown with small tan head. Nose is dasrk fruit and caramel, roasted malts, marmalade. Fairly sweet, slightly oily mouthfeel that is very enjoyable. DedicatedToFun (4003) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Very good black ipa, thank you bevmo, bomber, roasty, hoppy, nice tan head, dark pour, good
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
I'm not a fan of black ipas. The mix of hops and roast doesn't always work. It does here though. Nice smooth beer. halfonit (1398) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2013
On tap at Battleship. Deep brown color with a reddish hue and tan head. Aroma has thick dark malt, cream, no roast bitterness, pine spice and light licorice. It has a medium / full body that’s a bit slick with lots of semi-soft carbonation. Flavor starts with dark roasted un-bitter malt, light licorice, spice, dry citrus and pine. The finish has some roasty bitterness, earthy hops, pine, grapefruit and a fruit juice aspect. Pretty good stuff. It’s nice to see that Sam Adams can actually still make a good beer. mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Pours a dark amber brown color with and off white head that leaves a decent lacing. Aromas of molasses, brown sugar and a little spice. Flavors of molasses, a little dark chocolate and malt. A great dark IPA definitely recommend this one. Justin_Carrie (1) - Salem, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013 does not count
This might be an okay beer if we weren’t expecting an IPA. Yes, it is supposed to be a Baltic IPA, but the beer was a complete let down. 1.5 out of 10 overall in stars. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Richly ambered with a tall lasting frothy. Smells of busty hops and sweet malt. This is more like a hopped up amber with all the caramel going on. Smooth and very easy to swallow. The finish is surprisingly mellow with a touch of citrus rind.