TURDFERGUSON (3741) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Pub. Dark brown with no head or lace. Pretty much all of their beers were headless, with very mild carbonation, and no lacing. Not the prettiest I’ve seen. Nose of light pine and black patent malts. Watery roasted malt flavor, very little hops. meh.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours black with a small khaki head. A bit of line in the nose. Stronger pine notes on the tongue. Fairly thin mouthfeel. Eh !
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A thin roasted timidly hopped Black IPA. Just ok.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Near black body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: Called “Black Dog” at the pub but I’m entering my rating under the existent generic “Black IPA” name. Nose is roasted with faint notes of wooden hops. Light almost watery body with a high roast level that gave a wood coal in water sensation. Coffee notes pierces trough. Not so hoppy for a black IPA with hops that have a plain wooden signature with a more specific coniferous twist. With this beer Amherst Brewing is jumping on the Black IPA trend and kicking things in second gear. Meanwhile all other brewpubs are speed cruising in 5th gear.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010
Hoppy aroma. Dark coloured hoppy and smooth on the palate with a hint of bitterness in a coffee roast finish.