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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4321) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Comes together well, and leans more on the roasty side than the hoppy side. In other words more of a stout than an IPA. Pours black with good head and lacing. Medium bitter finish with a touch of sweetness. Some dark chocolate. Tap at Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4816) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Deep dark brown body with a very rich dense tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, alcohol and a very bright and pungent grapefruity hop nose. Medium-bodied; Dense roasted malt flavour up front with a good hop bitterness and a solid sweetness from caramel and toffee right behind. Aftertaste shows a pleasant earthiness and roasted set of flavours with a balanced and quite pungent (to cut through the roastiness) hop bitterness. Overall, a very well done Black IPA and one that I’m happy came from my city - definitely worth a try if you can find it at all! I sampled this on draught at Founding Farmers in Washington (Washington Circle) DC on 14-September-2013 for US$7.00 / pint.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Very nice black IPA that had no light pass through and a nice fluffy white head. Nose was roast a little cocca nib and hops. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (3314) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2013
Draught @ Smoke & Barrel, Washington, D.C. Pours cloudy nearly black with stable light tan head. Clear aroma of malt and roast with a touch of caramel. Sweetish flavour of malt and caramel, with notes of hops and subtle hints of coffee. Bitter and slightly sourish aftertaste. Warming alcohol presence. Really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5085) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Sampled at the brewery. Pours an inky black with some frothy, beige head. Nose is very nice, dried citrus peel, crackermeal, coffee grounds, a little bit of dried fruit, some rubber. Flavor has some dried citrus, but plenty of malt too, some sweetness but not sticky, rubber, some nice toasted bread, dried malt, a little licorice. Fairly clean finish. Hid the alcohol very well. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast malt, earthy and spicy hops, prunes and figs. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with dark fruits and malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1545) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Draft sampler at RFD. Murky dark brown with thin offwhite head. Aroma is a blast of coffee, roasted malt, and pine hops. Tastes of bittersweet chocolate, resin, roasted malt. Really well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4926) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Draft at Pizzeria Paradiso. Poured a cloudy dark brown color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was roasted malts, plenty of coffee notes, pine. Flavor was creamy malts, roasted notes of espresso, dried fruits. Plenty of hoppy resin notes. Alcohol pretty well masked. Quite good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8768) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Growler shared by Travlr at the Baltimore Late Late Summer Gathering, 9/14/13. Pours a near black color with a thin frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of sweet malts, roast, chocolate, floral hops. The taste is chocolate, anise, herbal hops, roast. Medium bodied, nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13023) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Draft. Dark cloudy brown color, fluffy brown head with nice retention and solid lacing. Aroma of burnt espresso, dried figs, dates, bitter cocoa, pine. Taste is bitter cicoa and coffee, black pepper, sharp resin. Decent stuff.


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