wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted on 7/29/12 on draft at the brewpub with Erika. Pours cloudy deep mahogany with a thin tan head that leaves very thin lace. The nose is bitter resin hops with a touch of molasses and dark bread. The flavor is light on the malt for a black IPA, but has plenty of resin hops and molasses. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long bitter resin hops and touch of dark malt finish.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at LAB. Some pine, citrus, and roast in the nose. Same character in the flavor with some pronounced hop bitterness. Medium body.
Travlr (16423) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source. Very dark brown, beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of coffee and pine. Taste is bitter roasted pine.
b3shine (6761) - Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap to taster at the LAB. I assume this beer is the same as the Black IPA I’m drinking, but it’s listed at 6% and the beer I’m drinking is 5.8, so... Looks good; dark with nice lacing. Smells pretty good; hoppy and malty. Tastes solid; good balance. Good mouthful too. Their best beer IMO.
zizzybalubba (1626) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The LAB in Asheville. Dark brown cola-like pour with a thin off-white head. Faint floral hop aroma. The flavor begins with floral and grapefruit hops and finishes with a light amount of chocolate. Medium bodied. Nice beer!