Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
16 ounce can from Beer Study, 4/1/15. Dark brown with a massive foamy tan head, most of the glass, a sign of something amiss. Aroma of tart fruits and roasted malt. The taste is chocolate, tart fruits, nuts. Thin bodied. Something is wrong here.
drfabulous (4794) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 ounce can. Deep black pour. Roast. Chocolate. Creamy. Decently hopped, but not big like a traditional black IPA.
italianjohn (2489) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown pour with a ruby hue, beige head and sticky lacing .... Aroma of caramel and roasted malts and light citrusy hops .... Taste is of mostly roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel malts and some citrusy bitter hop bite .... More roasted flavors than anything .... Has a lingering bitter hoppy and roasted malt finish ... Mouthfeel is slightly oily ... Decent stuff
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2014 Dark with a small head. Citrus, char, light chocolate aroma. Charred, chocolate, citrus with a light bitterness. Good beer
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: Can. It pours a very dark brown with a thin, light tan head. Robust nose with notes of pine and a slight roastiness. Medium to full bodied with a solid hop bite. Pine resin, roasted malt, and a little earth. It strikes me as more of a porter than a black IPA. But then a black IPA is a porter, isn’t it.
Bacterial (2194) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Guest draft at Fortnight. Bartender said that they swapped a kegs, which is kind of a cool way to do things! Really nice looking beer. Black with a robes off-white head. Not a ton going on in the nose - a little pine and resin. Taste is really nice. Malty, sweet, fading into pine, citrus hops and a nice bitter finish. Not the hop pine bomb I was expecting from the Black IPA style (or Cascadian Dark Ale or whatever the hell you want to call it). Very nice.
nimbleprop (5888) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a watery black with some beige head. Nose is insane, tropical fruit, pine, malt, light bread crust, white grape. Flavor also has quite a bit of tropical fruit, candy, orange. Clean, piney finish. Very nice. Drinkable. Solid for the style.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Tyler’s, Apex. Fu-schnickens, this was not so good. Sludgy motor oil pour, perfunctory one-finger head, and a nose of strong wet coffee grounds. Mouthfeel was okay, if a bit heavy. But one-dimensional bitterness all the way through, not so good.
emacgee (4376) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black pour with one finger of chestnut brown head. Weird nose/flavor. I get this sometimes with hoppy beers. Comes across as soapy/chemically character. Very difficult for me to describe and to consume after I taste that character. Medium full body.
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tap at beer study. Poopy dark brown with hardly any head. Nose is light goat, chemicals, cleaning products, roast. Similar flavor-- tough to drink. Down the drain.