kevinator (2885) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Interesting. Resiny piney hops, roasted flavor, slightly earthy. Not necessarily a light version of SSR but similar. Same dark roasty color with a nice head and light body. One could definitely drink more than one. slowrunner77 (13368) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Session Black IPA? I’ll take one! Nice showcase of hops and lightly roasted malt and coffee flavors. Well balanced and incredibly sessionable. Not surprised as they make the best black IPAs I’ve ever had. MartinT (10239) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2015
My Bottom Line:dnstone (3930) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2015
Roasted coffee allusions, charred wood and bitter hop resins coalesce in this slender dark ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the dark brown.
-The flavor profile is balanced throughout.
-This is very flavorful for a 4% brew!
-Hops also develop citrusy and floral components.
-This and their Go To IPA are excellent reasons to get to know their lower gravity lineup more often.
On tap at Stone Liberty Station.
Black-brown color with an off-white head. Puckeringly dry hoppy; light bodies, almost watery with a light roast character. Roasty dry hop aroma. Quite flavorful for a session-type ale. Ibrew2or3 (8989) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.9% tap pour at Stone Liberty Station into a tall tulip glass where it exhibits a dark body that has thin mahogany edges and supports a tan head of foam that leaves behind sheet lacing. The aroma is nice and roasty with dark roasted malts mixing with pine hops and a thin citrus hop note. The taste is similar with dark roasted malts, pine hops and a touch of citrus hops that adds a pleasing depth to the sessionable brew. It comes across fresh and snappy and the hops create a dangerously sessionableness out of the experience. Loved it.
jmgreenuk (10514) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 12, 2013
Tap at GABF 2013. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and a little yeast. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a sour liqourice weak acid palate. kermis (15153) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Sample at GABF 2013. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, grapefruit and citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation. MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Sample @ GABF 13. Pours a clear dark brown beer with a medium sized, beige head. Aroma of licorice, West Coast and roast. Flavour is mildly bitter with sweet roasty touches. Nice, sessionable brew. Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2013
So roasty it is almost burnt. Strong metal/earthy finish but I don’t get much flavor. Either palate fatigue or it is too strong for me. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2013
(Draught) clear medium brown, creamy tan head. Nose is quite citrusy and zesty, rye, chocolate malt, certainly doesn’t smell mild. Taste is a little dirty or earthy, chocolate malt, cereal grain, like it overall but the palate finish kills it a bit.