FROTHINGSLOSH (5332) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled on draft at Dad’s Pub & Grub this beer poured a black color with a large foamy brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was bitter and somewhat harsh with a floral hop element. The flavor was bitter and floral with a rough fruity hop presence followed by anise and a touch of roasty malts. Medium length floral hop and anise finish. Medium body. Meh.
Tmoney99 (11694) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured clear black color with an average frothy tan head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted earthy hop aroma. Medium to abundant body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear dark red-brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus hops, chocolate, caramel, roasted malts. The taste is bitter citrus and minty hops and roasted malts. Medium bodied.
JulienHuxley (4030) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at reservoir. Nice black red pour, off white head. Aroma is hoppy, strog resinous piney notes, lght rpasyed malts, ipa forward. Caramelized malt flavor, good resinous piney citrusy hops. Smooth carb, silky palate. Good black IPA.
DrSilverworm (8171) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap at Lackman for $7. Black body. Thin khaki head. Good, thicker lace. Bigger body. Light to medium strength smooth lightly soft carbonation. More dry finish. Big herbal kind of spicy hop flavor. Savory herbs like basil, maybe some thyme, some tobacco. Light roast. Moderate bitter taste, then a light sweet in the finish. Unusual black IPA... Not really any chocolate, much more herbal and spicy than most. But it’s tasty and interesting
djd07 (5381) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a dark brown an ruby hue with a thin beige head with beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is floral hop and pine. Medium mouthfeel with bitter hop and grapefruit with nice lingering dry finish. Good.
Macegan75 (743) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Capone’s. pours dark brown with a red hew. nose is mild with brown malt and black malt notes & cascade hops. first sip is similar but little distinct taste. finish is sweet with touch of hoppy bitterness. not bad
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso Old Town. Fair amount of roast with a touch of chocolate. Moderate pine and light dank character. Dry and fairly bitter.
DocLock (8389) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours clear dark brownish toward mahogany with tan head. Nose is resiny piney hops, earthy brow sugary caramel malt. Tastes juicy, hoppy, piney,, with some earthy brown sugary and caramel notes.
gururyan (646) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at craft beer festival, and I had higher hopes for this one...will reserve more comments when I get to sit down with it again.