deyholla (12021) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma had a combination of sweet fruits and citrus fruits. The citrus fruits tended to dominate the nose with some piney notes underneath. The flavor was full of hops which lead to a piney taste with citrus undertones. madsberg (11775) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2011
Bortled. Thx to my Secret Santa for this. Dark Brown coloured with red gleam. Aroma of roast, grass, herbs, cocoa, spice, chocolate and spice. Spice, roast herbs, grass, flowers, chocolatl in the flavour. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a roasted and herbal bitterness. Nice. Meilby (11639) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2013
Draught @ Yard House, Long Beach, CAshrubber85 (11570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape, pine and hint of chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, piney, citrus and grape finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Bottle. Lemon, peach and pine hops aroma. Murky brown color with large tan head. Sweet chocolate malt and moderately bitter pine hops flavor. Damn tasty. BVery (11221) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2011 Tap. Black pour with a khaki head. Awesome pine hop nose and taste. Well balanced with caramel malt. Just overall great.
hopscotch (11181) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Bottle (tried again at RBSG ’08)… This beer rocks!... The wet Simcoe hops definitely kicked this baby’s flavor up a notch... from 3.8 to 4.0... Origninal rating... Clear, deep, dark mahogany ale with a large, creamy, beige head. Great retention. Big-time grapefruit smacks me right in the nose. Lesser, burnt notes of charcoal and ash. There’s dark chocolate in here as well, but make no mistake, the hops run the show. Sweet caramel and chocolate flavor right up front; then tannic, abrasive, pine needle and grapefruit pith bitterness. Full-bodied and astringent with medium carbonation. Burnt, bitter-as-hell, dry-as-hell finish. Thanks to growler for sending this one my way! faroeviking (11091) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 6, 2007
Bottle. Nice deep brown colour. Aroma of dark fruits, well toasted malt and alcohol. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is fruity and sweet with toasted malt and caramel, lots of hops and some noticeable alcohol. Dry fruity sweetish finish. Tasty brew indeed. daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Bottle from mar, thanks! you are the man! Pours a nearly black color with a thin whitish head. Aroma if full of citrus hops and some good malt character. Taste is full of grapfruit peel and a good clean malt backbone. Pouring a black IPA is prety weird and cool. DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. Deep brownish black head with big, 3-finger off-white head. Aroma of heavy wet hops, dark malt...the aroma is a tad Gonzoish and Alpha Klausy in this. The taste is rich, dark malty, decently complex, with a lot of hop flavors matching the malt. This one is good, but did not blow me away. allmyvinyl (10929) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2013
Simply one of the best beers in the known universe. Pours deep dark brown with tight tan head. Aroma of pine hops and roasted malt, charcoal and caramelised citrus. Tastes delivers and then some. Epic beer.