mrjaxson (631) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2017
Lots of surprises in a bottle of GB. Much larger malt bill than expected with a big aroma of chocolate, knotty pine and cherries. Finish is a collection of bitter and chocolate and then earthiness that seems like the knotty pine in the aroma was tossed in a blender and spread out over my throat. And then dryness. Really enjoyable. MrBunn (2867) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark like midnight with a beige head and aromas of chocolate and topsoil. Flavor is very nice... a huge punch of cocoa powder right off the bat and then a transition to ABV heat and tingly hops... kind of resiny, I guess. Very nicely put together and balanced. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2017
12 ounce bottle from Elmer’s Escanaba. Figured this was a good nightcap! Dark brown, red highlights, large frothy brown head, good retention. Aroma of chocolate and pine. The taste is grapefruit, chocolate, roasted malt. Medium bodied, bright. Nice. jgb9348 (6588) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Rich deep dark brown coloured body with an almost fully opaque black glow along with some lighter brown when held at an angle, all with a nice, and easy-going three centimetre tall rich brown head on top. About 90% opaque and very nice! Full-bodied; Very rich hoppy flavour at first with a dose of resin, pine and herbs at first with a huge malt backbone, bunches of roast and a dose of caramelised sugars that makes this very complex throughout. Aftertaste is almost all roasted malt, with some lactose, alcohol, vanilla, cream, bright grassy and resinous hops and a dose of resin on the end - very nice and incredibly potent. Overall, seemingly more alcohol than 9,00% and definitely not a ’Black IPA’, this should be categorised as a Baltic Porter, as if you had this in a blind test, you’d say its more of Okocim Porter (with extra hops) than most ’average’ Black IPAs. That said, it’s a great beer, that I’m happy to drink [relatively] fresh and get from my home state. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Grape Vine in Sterling Heights, Michigan on 09-December-2016 for US$2,99 sampled at home in Washington on 11-May-2017. Learninbeer (672) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2017
The aroma is hops, then caramel. Pours almost black with small dark tan head, mostly diminishing with excellent lacing. The taste is bitter, bites on the back of the tongue. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation soft and the finish bitter and long. Very Good!
MetalNHopHead (2275) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 1, 2016
The appropriately named Goodnight Bodacious is one big ass beer. Coal-black pour with a rich layer of suds. Earthy, piney, and roasty smells. Somehow the flavor manages to be both hugely malty and hugely hoppy. Scorched earth, bitter chocolate, charred coffee beans, and citrus. Full-bodied and boozy. Drinking this on the middle of a cloudy day proved to be somewhat stupid. This thing had me ready for a nap. BuckeyeBoy (8861) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 28, 2016
12oz bottle thanks to Steve. Pours out dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Nose is pine citrus hops roast malts. Taste is more of pine hops roast malts. bytemesis (9510) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Tap. Pours opaque black medium creamy brown bread, great lacing. Aroma is super roasty, pine and grapefruit. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, roasty, pine, grapefruit. Fullish body, creamy mouthfeel, lingering bitterness. libertine (434) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2016
Pours black with a brown head. Spotty lacing. Aroma is very resinous. Notes of dark malt, earth, coffee and some dark fruit. Flavor is coffee, tabacco, char, and pine needles. Full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Lasting bitter finish. I am impressed.
ebone1988 (2237) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Aroma is roasted malt, earthy hops, smoke, pine, tropical fruit, coffee, chocolate, bodacious. Appearance is dark dark brown, light brown head, a beauty. Taste is roasted malt, earthy hops, lots of pine, coffee and chocolate at the end, really really good. Mouthfeel is thick like a porter, medium to heavy body, light soft carbonation, lots of roasted malt in the aftertaste. Overall, this one drinks a lot like a hoppier version of Founders Porter, really solid stuff.