mar (5415) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Black with a cream head. Roasted malts, citrus, chocolate, and coffee. Creamy palate, coffee, hops, very smooth finish, and roasty. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Pours almost black with tan head. Very thin on the pour. Roasted malt, some pine, and a bit of caramel on the nose; follows onto the palate. This beer is interesting, but I’m not sure it knows what it wants to be. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - JUN 16, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-17-12 -
Poured from can into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a deep brown color with a large billowing tan head. The head has large carbonation bubbles entrapped within. It has great retention and once faded gives a very nice level of lacing.
Smell –The aroma is big of dark roasted malts mixed with a pine and earthy hop aroma.
Taste – A taste of dry dark malts great the tongue. While alone at first they are quickly meet with bitter hop flavors. The hops are predominantly of a pine flavor with hints of earthiness mixed within. These flavors persist the whole rest of the taste and at the end leave a bitter dry aftertaste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body was very creamy; much creamier then I would have anticipated from the strength and style. Its carbonation was a little on the low side. While the creaminess was nice for the roasty flavors it could have used a tad higher carbonation as it would have quieted some of the bitter hop flavors quite well.
Overall – Not really my kind of brew. The roast and hop didn’t meld as well as some other dark IPA’s and the mouthfeel was a little off for the flavor profile. It was roast and bitter through and through.
screigh (737) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
Pours a deep black with only the slightest ruby highlights when held to a light. Large sticky off-white head with lots of lacing. Thin and almost dry roast smell. Thin mouth feel. Grainy and almost burnt flavor. annunz123 (957) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Chocolate, coffee, nuts, and raisins in the aroma. Flavor starts bittersweet and nutty, with some coffee/chocolate bitterness in a somewhat chalky finish. Pretty good, but not as good as some other beers from sixpoint.
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - MAR 14, 2014
Overall its a nice interpretation of the style, but there was something in the flavor that didn’t hit my palate very well. Chalky aftertaste that was off putting. The pour, aroma, and color were all very well done, nothing too extraordinary, but appetizing. Even the flavor for the most part was fine, again, nothing too crazy, but this chalkiness in the aftertaste that became all I could taste, annoying. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
[5310-20130429] Tap. Coffee-infused toasted grains aroma. Black mahogany body with a medium-lasting creamy tan head. Boozy roasted malty grains flavour has a long sweet grains aftertaste. Full body. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
(@ The Farmhouse, Burlington, VT)
Best by 16MAY12
A: dark brown, two fingers of dark peanut foam falls slowly to a sheet of the same. Near sheet lace.
S: toasted malts, coffee grounds, hint of vanilla, hint of cocoa. Dry
T: Soil, bittered and toasted malts. A little too much scorch flavor. Some nuttiness and some coffee.
M: Medium bodied with low carb and semi dry finish.
O: Not a bad beer at all. I actually think this would be better around the 90 day mark.
Serving type: can
12-20-2011 BillWyce (1086) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2013
From notes: Can poured into Sam Adams glass. Pours opaque black with a 3-finger dark tan head. Roasty, chocolatey aroma with a light burnt note. Body is medium-to-full, somewhat oily, with a lightly astringent finish. Flavor is roasty with some coffee underneath and a lingering burnt note. Has a light citrus note as well. b3shine (8873) - Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks good; a dull black with with light beige head. Smells and tastes solid; dark malt, chocolate and roast with a bit of hops. Solid on the palate. Pretty good.