sloth (2454) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large tan head with good retention and a fair bit of lace. Black colored brew with some murky brown edging. nose of pine, light citrus and chocolatey roasty notes. Body is med/full, rather chewy with a soft carbonation and coating on the palate.Plenty of piney flavors and a bit too much cattyness for the roast and chocolate as it actually over powers. Cat piss and a little B.O. going a long ways in this brew. Fruity finish, roast and pine. Gotta stop buying these damn disappointing FW beers. I seem to get let down with them, alot. Meh, mediocre as expected. Bomber from statelineliquors.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the July 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with an enormous creamy dark tan head that lingered forever and left exceptional lacing. The aroma was roasty and bitter with gritty floral hops and vague fruity hops. The flavor was tangy, roasty and dry with sharp and harsh floral and fruity hops and anise underneath. The finish was long, dry roasty and floral with lingering anise. Medium body. Ok.
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours dark reddish and brown, ultra-dark crimson when held to light, with a 3-finger frothy brown head. Nice retention, with doily-like lacing. Aromas of sweet pine, bright and fresh, with spruce and citrus peel intermingling. Some earthy notes, like bark and dirt, are present; somewhat dank aroma. The flavor is sweet pine and sap, a bit bitter initially; this trends to orange peel and guava/mango subtleties before a bitter citrus and pine finish. Sweet orange rounds it all out, with some rye notes present as well. Medium body, low carbonation, and a smooth mouthfeel. Very nice, very drinkable. One of the best of the style I’ve had in some time. 
KyotoLefty (6183) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Blue Palms. Big citrus hop nose with chocolate and a bit of coffee. Rich chocolate flavor, rich malt, citrus hops, orange. Very full and grainy malts. Great.
KrislaLL (4) - Fayetteville, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Max’s Baltimore. Deep rich color yet citrusy fresh with nice malt balance. Supremely good.
yespr (30753) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at Blue Palms. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Dense dark malty, herbal and slight spiced hoppy. Smooth fruity, dense malty and solid hoppy. Light grapefruity into the finish.
rob6239 (621) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours midnight black with thick foamy brown head that laces the glass well. aroma is amazing and out of this world for hoppy. Taste has hops up front but that dissipates quickly and gives way to the rye and medium bitter aftertaste.
Thisis12ptfont (828) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautifully fresh grapefruit, pines, wheat and rye on the aroma. Color is pitch black with a massive brown foam at the top. Taste is bittering hops in the front falling back into a perfect toasty malt with flavors of coffe, spices, bread, brown sugar and a boozey finish. Overall, an absolutely fantastic brew with massive complex flavoring, perfect balance and full body. I’d give this an A+ rating. A must try!
andyburnette (26) - - JUL 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Max’s in Baltimore...stunning beer, best of Max’s very extensive draft list.
piscator34 (1949) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Near black in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of tropical fruit, coal, and dark chocolate. The tropical hop notes continue on in the mouth, along with more dark chocolate, and spicy coffee elements. Dry on the palate, with a nice balance between the bitterness of the hops and the roast of the dark malts. Less of a hop bomb than some of the other Black IPAs I’ve had recently, but satisfying in its balance.