TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2011
750ml btls from and at Galbraith’s. Mahogany pour with a short beige head leaving heavy lace. Chocolate and licorice nose with a touch of pine hops. Medium body with coarse, moderate carbonation and a slight late oiliness. Chocolate, licorice, pine hops, toffee and some charcoal near the finish. Flavors are very well integrated and the overall impression is mellow, but never boring. Finish is short and fairly dry, with the resin becoming more prominent. Love the balance on this one and I much prefer it over the regular PKB - the Remix is everything I wanted from the PKB! However, like most YB ales, this one is hard to categorise. At a year old I’d say this one if more of a porter, as the hops have mellowed a bit too much for it to be a black IPA in my book. Whatever you want to call it, you’ll be hard-pressed to find something more delicious! buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 7, 2011
Lovely variation of the PKB, this one. The strong hop notes, grassy and fresh, come through from the pour, lifting out of the rich white head above the near-black ale. It fills the mouth, strong sweet coffee flavours of the porter working well with the bitter after taste. gam (4097) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2011
Good head biege colour carbonation muld to medium very dark pour red tinge aeomas fruity light floral caramel chocolate flavour good strength bitter citrus taste rind grapefruit chocolate a pine note very resinous caramel dry taste like cocoa fruity good tasting ipa finish hop fruits floral sweet and dry maltiness strong bitter lasting aftertaste cracking ale grapengrain (124) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2010
Deliciously smooth and chocolaty - almost fresher than the lighter year round PKB despite the higher alcohol. Green hoppy notes dominate the finish.... eminently drinkable. Spud69 (21) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2010
My kind of beer lovelly dark Choc and allmost citrus jaffa finish COOL!!
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2010
on tap at hashigo zake bozoNZ (784) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 2, 2010
big brown, bitter chocolate and coffee, sour and full bodied, virtually opaque it is so dark, big nose and big taste, fizzy and all over the tongue with a slightly astringent and sticky, creamy finish
Jet black with red hues. Nose initially is dark malts and as it warms, the aroma turns slightly charred woody.First mouthful is the dark malts, the palate is thin - not the bulky thick beast some may expect. Again the complexity changes as it warms and opens up - the US Cascade shining through and the dark malts take a back seat. Finishes short but with an encore after the final swallow. A touch less bold than the current batch of its regular brother.