DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2008
Aroma of burnt hops, roast coffee, and some piney/citrus notes, mahogany, wearing a small cappuccino head, leaves some pretty lace. Flavour of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, brazil nuts, and walnuts. Medium bodied, hugely bitter, tongue is pulsating with the bitterness. Fantastic! Thank You mds. DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008
Bottle at the shack party of "im aff the banter" tasting. Alround rating: Citrus, grassy, lychee, roasted bitterness comes through also, a good and very unusual ipa. RoyceH (1200) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 31, 2008
Bottle at Magic_dave6’s disco dance tasting. Very dark brown, thin beige head. Nose is peppery, malty, some grassy tones. Mouth is very grassy, milk chocolate. Quite harsh bitter finish. Good, but not excellent. thomat (4140) - Gï¿½teborg, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2008
Amber with a small white head. Roasted with fruity tones. Coffee, fruits and bitter taste. Medium to full body with a dry finish. cgarvieuk (25984) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2008
Bottle at Toms Glasgow tasting 2 ... Deep brown ... high american hop ... lots of american hop ... lots of citrus... in blind test you would not guess the colour.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2008
everything advertised. dark, hoppy aroma like how i want bread to smell. deep dark brown, lasting sandy head. damn near perfect flavor. i love the concept and the outcome. dark roasted heaviness meets strong hoppy goodness Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - MAR 23, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2008 Dark pour, strong hoppy nose, excellent lacing. Mouth is of grapefruit, citrus hops but deep dark malts, VERY complex, but very well ballanced. Delicious GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2008 22oz bottle. Poured a clear brown color with red light shining through. The head was tall, rocky, and light tan with good retention. Aroma was of caramel, brown sugar, and sprucy hops, all in roughly equal proportions. There was also a whiff of alcohol. Delicate malty sweetness was accompanied by moderate hop bitterness up front. The finish was dry and bitter. Carbonation was on the higher end of the spectrum with light to medium body. Interesting mix of caramel, dark chocolate, subdued chicory, and bitter grapefruit rind flavors. There was some alcohol mixed in there as well, but it was well disguised. Pretty unique. oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Almost pitch black pour with a hint of dark red when held up to the light. Two finger beige head after a minute of settling, and beautiful lacing. Upon first whiff, I was blasted with numerous dimentions of hoppy goodness. Citrus, pine, and floral types were all present and mixed into an intoxicating concoction of hop glory. Hops dominate the flavor, but remarkably, balance out the big malt flavors quite nicely. Despite its powerful and agressive flavors, this is very drinkable. blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Hybrid stout mixed with an IPA done very well. Rich Burnt malts and hops take the main stage.