MadRobin (2224) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 4 oz. sample at Maryland Craft Beer Festival 2012.
Opaque, near black with a creamy tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of earthy hops and a little malt and dark fruit.
Taste bittersweet with chocolate, caramel malts and floral and citric hops
Medium/full body and medium/low carbonation.
A rather nice black IPA.
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strongpieman (1560) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at restaurant. Deep black with a decent head. I enjoyed this as the hops were powerful and it is a memorable black IPA. Body is a little thick, but that helped this beer. Recommend.
Derek881 (1030) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed this beer on draft at the brewpub. The beer had a cloudy, dark-brown color with a slight red hue, and a foamy-creamy tan head with good retention and a lot of cling. The aroma featured cherries, some other heavy fruits, a bit of licorice and some grainy hops. The taste was quite bitter and fruity with a touch of sweetness as well. Its body was a bit syrupy with low carbonation and was somewhat wet and had a medium-full body.
sonnycheeba (4037) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours dark, opaque brown with medium, creamy tan head; decent retention and good lacing. Aroma is earthy hops, dark fruit, licorice, and bread malt. Flavor is light roasted malt, heavy earthy hops, light dark fruit esters, and light smoke; dry finish. Medium body with low carbonation and warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (10447) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours black with a large, creamy light tan head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is fragrant floral, earthy and citrus hops, dark fruity esters and roast malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting roast malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.