Radek Kliber (7316) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 26, 2009
Coles – Rare Beer Festival Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Appearance: dark brown with ruby look , minimalistic .
Nose: Malty , brown feel with light clean hoppy touch. Good. 7+
Flavor/Palate :strong hop feel. Bitter with short malty follow up. Straight bitter brew fm Victory. Good but not great.
6 pack from North End Market. Poured into shaker. Pours a clear orange/amber with a deceptively aggressive tan head that holds and laces nicely to the finish. Pretty uncomplex with alcohol upfront in both aroma and flavor. Some background notes of light malts and a bit of dry finish with bitter hop aftertaste. A great 6 pack for sure. BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle. Dark reddish brown pour with a lasting creamy tan head. Hoppy aroma with lots of pine, grass, molasses, grapefruit and a hint of juniper. Flavour is very hoppy also but less fruity and more herbal, with a sweet malty caramel backbone. Slick mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a relatively short bitter finish. Pleasant and easy drinking considering the abv, although it could have used a bit more depth or complexity. r464 (2359) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Aroma is very light. Flavor is roasty malt with a burnt toast taste and hops on the top. Bold finish. hivemind (914) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Tap at Tap Room 307 w Erica. Deep red to black pour and a sizable white head. Aroma is dry hops and a faint fruity undertone. Palate is a little spicy to start and then a balanced bitterness that chases the beer as it goes down. Dry and earthy.
Aurelius (5289) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Big, fresh west coast hop aroma, that I’m sure the hopheads will love. Bad label. Dark, clear, rootbeer ruby-brown beer with a lasting tan head. Sweet, vegetable/grassy, alcohol astringency, a slight stout/roast underpinning. Long bitter finish - hops, alcohol, roast - which goes metallic. Too much. I gotta say, the BPA rage can’t end too soon. ABC Liquors, Betton. Scipio (1041) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle. Impressive appearance. Dark amber in color and has a dark head that sticks around. Aroma consists of hops and malts. Caramel flavor dominates without the hops that were apparent in the aroma. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2012
Dark in color, clear with a thin head. Dark malt aroma and good hops fruit and floral backing. Good Black IPA flavors. zvikar (6068) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks DSG. Pours hazy orange to brown with a nice head, aroma of nuts, malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, fruity sweetness, flavor is bitter and dry with lively carbonation, nice roasted tones and some grapefruit-tangerine. medium bodied, nice scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
A: Pours a barely transparent brownish amber color with a big eggshell color head. Retention is good
S: Really piny and earthy...Sierra Nevada-type hop schedule that kind of smells like peanutbutter. Lots of dark malts give a chocolate note
T: Bitter hops are upfront and dominate the flavor. Dark malts give a nice base, but don’t quite balance the hops. The hops are piney, resinous and a little earthy
MF/D: Carbonation is pretty spot on, but the finish is not my style...plus the alcohol is a little high, but not really invasive
Notes: not really a great example of the "new" style, and as big a joke as Cap’t Krunkles is (trading wise atleast), it is better than this