boxofrane (1184) - pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a thick black with thin head. Smells of chocolate.. some caramel.. a little hops.. and a little malt. This is a thicker ale that is really enjoyable. Very impressed and the bottle is very Grateful Deadish.
Emeister84 (442) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Milk chocolate, coffee, and nutty aromas. Brown-black with a moderately retaining, light tan head. Dry, roasty, and bitter. Light-medium body, good carbonation, and with a finish that is clean and roasty.
FROTHINGSLOSH (3977) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on draft at the House of 1000 beers this beer poured a dark cola color with a medium sized foamy beige head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was malty wood and cola. The flavor was bitter toasted malts, a bit of roastiness underneath and then smoke, faint fruity hops, cola and pine. Long roasty, smoky and piney finish. Medium body. Ok.
chicowv (446) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle: Pours almost black, light tan head lots of small bubbles on the side of the glass, continued CO2 release. Aroma of dark roasted malts, carob, and some grass. Taste is bitter with an acrid finish. Bubbly on the palate, but such a harshness to it that overpowers everything after the front of the tounge. Interesting dry/acrid finish that is a displeasure.
BazookaJoe (129) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Explodes out of the bottle with a huge tan head. Medium roast with not much hop presence and overly carbonated.
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NikkTwist (892) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Khyber. Very dark clear copper pour with a decent tan head that quickly dropped to a ring. Burnt toast. Slightly smoky ash. Some very dark chocolate caramel. Pine needles. Truffles. Black walnuts. Medium body. Nice range of black flavors but doesnít seem to run very deep.
Leafs93 (1377) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma is roast, floral, citrus and coffee beans. Taste is sweet with roasty bitters. Medium bodied and smooth textured.
DocLock (6800) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub. Poured hazy blackish brown with tan head. Nose was sprucey hops, dark malt, cacao, and tastes of resiny hops, dark roasty malt, and a finishing crispness.
quiznoaz (283) - Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Arundel Mills back in November. Starts with a suprisingly sweet chocolate aroma and taste. Fades to a pleasant amount of bitter that lingers a while. Nice beer.
BlueRidgeMatt (39) - Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Didn't live up to my expectations.
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jgb9348 (3968) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown coloured body with a thick, five centimetre tall, soapy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, grass, light hops, alcohol and quite a bit of milk. Medium-bodied; Assertive roasted malt flavour with licorice, oatmeal, anise and caramel all noticeable at first which slowly fade to pungent hops, alcohol and a good amount of earthy bitterness. Aftertaste shows more character than the initial tastes with milk, oatmeal, pitted fruits, caramel and deep metallic bitterness percolating. Overall, a good Black IPA that borders on a porter, but has a good complex finish that works well with the style. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 24-October-2012 for US$1.79 sampled at home in Washington on 18-December-2012.