Art (2536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
They definitely changed up the recipe here. On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep black brown with a slight khaki head. Aroma of citrusy pine, slight lemon. Not much malt in the aroma. Big hop aroma. Taste is slightly bitter, slightly roasty. Really great hoppy black IPA. Definitely changed for the better.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft from the East End tasting booth in the Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip District. Sign said it was the last 1/2 barrel. Pours a very dark coffee brown color with a small khaki head that dissipates quickly into a tiny ring. Notes of deep roasted malts, dark chocolate, earth, burnt toast, and only a little bit of grassy, citrusy hops at the end if you are paying attention. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, roasty mouthfeel and modest carbonation. This will disappoint those looking for a hoppy black IPA but it’s a good beer nonetheless.
Beerman6686 (5619) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a medium to dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma was dark roasted malts, and green, citrusy and grassy hops. Flavor was much the same, a bit astringent between the deep dark roast and the bitter hops. Not much in the way off great hop flavor, as is with everything from east end.