mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2011 hapjydeuce (1001) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at OBriens. Backlogged rating. Damn this must have been a super-small batch brew with only 6 ratings... thats what I love about Tom’s place though, he’s got the hookups to get these special one-offs that the general public don’t ever see. Aroma of roasted chocolate malt and low hops. Smooth and pretty balanced flavor, leans towards more stout than an IPA. Lacking character and that IPA "punch" overall, but pretty tasty.
On draft at Andys Corner Bar in Bogota NJ. Dark in color with a medium fluffy off white head. Roasty and citrusy hoppy aroma. Caramel and dark fruity flavor. Nice citrus hop notes. Medium bodied. Dry chocolatety finish. Nice beer. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of dark malt, hops, pine, resin, light roasting, and some grass. Poured dark brown/ruby in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, pine, resin, roasting, and slight caramel. Medium body. Tingly, then dry texture. Average to slightly lively carbonation. Medium bitter, slightly sweet, hop, resin, malt, roasting, and chocolate finish is dry. 8.1%ABV is completely hidden throughout. jcwattsrugger (12507) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Small Gathering @my place-hand bottle-thanks Justin-pours a tan head and brown color. Aroma is resin, dark malt-roasty. Taste is resin hops bite, dark malt-roasty/caramel/chocolate. Drying finish. jtclockwork (16857) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Fliptop bottle at John’s house. Pours black. Tan head. Nose/taste of cocoa, hops and light pine. Medium body. Moderate bitterness. Good cocoa and pine balance. Straightforward Black IPA.
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Draft @ cloverleaf. Dark pour with a bit of brown head. Pine and citrus hop aromas, with a backing of roasted malt. Pine and roasted nutty flavors, bitter chocolate and pine finish.