HogTownHarry (6136) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 9, 2014 - shared by J&K with me and blankboy. 500ml bottle. Inky black pour, smallish lasting frothy tan head. Lovely roast and herbal bitter aroma taste follows, but a little stale and milky. Average body, light carbonation, medium bitter finish - I am not a huge fan of the style, but this is pretty solid - and past its best before date too!
SpongeRuiner (829) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a bottle while in Chicago. Pours a straight solid smooth black with a light brown head that is thick. A citrus hopped aroma with a roasty background. A nice roasty hop flavor upfront with a very nice mouthfeel. A carbonated tongue. A big smokiness comes in about halfway through that really mixes it up well. Very drinkable. Ends with a dry smoky finish. Pretty damn good stuff considering not particularly my go to style. This brewery continues to impress me.
crazyvin (2019) - New York, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A black body with a tan head that faded to a thin coating, but had nice lace. Aroma had a strong mix of hops. A blend of citrus and pine. Roasted malts were very good. Flavor seemed to blend the roasted flavors from the malts really complemented the hop flavor. Grapefruit hops were not over powering. Finish was slightly dry Nice mouth feel.
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Such a great multi dimesional aroma...tons of malt, well balanced dark malts and wonderful hop aroma. Falvor is great with some roast amlt and well balance hops without being too thick. Great finish!!!!
rocbyter (1916) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderate hop aroma with a light amount of malt. Black color with a large brown head. Malty in the beginning that lingers into the finish. Hoppy bitterness in the beginning.
ddemmingjr (741) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from our traveling friend. Pours dark muddy brown, khaki head. Chocolate and coffee malts, dank hops on the nose. Lots of coffee, chocolate, pine resin and molasses along with coffee malt bitter astringency on the finish. Medium bodied and amazing to see the variance in simply the malt bill
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UDBeernut (1915) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
last rate for the night. bottle picked up from stateline. pours deep dark brown, piney nose, some chocolate malt, I can;t believe there is a show called human wrecking ball. taste has chocolate, roasted coffee, plenty of bitterness. mildly sweet. creamy mouth that has lingering drying.
mrhopsbeertalk (172) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably my favorite black IPA to date. The aroma is loaded with roasted malt and hits of the copious hops added to the beer. The flavor starts slightly acidic, smokey and sweet but finishes very clean and bitter
markducommun (259) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into a tulip glass. Dark, ever so slightly cloudy brown-black. Small light tan head. Bitter dark chocolate and coffee notes, light hints of citrus. Molasses. Deep, early sweetness chased by a lighter resinous bitterness. Long finish, again mainly notes of coffee. Heavy body, chewy, some acidity. Some effervescence. Incredible beer, quite unique.
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Chad9976 (1295) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I poured a 500ml bottle into a tulip glass. It was bottled on 7/1/14 and cost $6 ($0.36 per ounce).
Appearance: Opaque ink black body. Sediment chunks can be seen once the bottom of the bottle is poured. Forms a very large, dark tan, foamy head which laces and retains extremely well.
Smell: Pungent nose of coffee, roasted barley and dank, resiny hops.
Taste: Maine Beer Company produces a strong IPA called “Another One” which uses the exact same hops and schedule as Weez. The obvious difference being this is a black IPA or black ale or whatever you want to call it. Weez is as equally good of a beer, in my opinion, even though the taste is so much different. This brewery is known for making hop-centric beers, yet there’s genuine maltiness to be found here. A strong presence of coffee, roasted barley and burnt toast lays a strong foundation for the forthcoming hops. What’s odd is that in this beer, these hops create for a darker, more earthy character rather than the lighter, cleaner, brighter fruitiness of “Another One.” Dank resiny bitterness complements the dark malt and coffee flavor perfectly (the herbal spice rack notes are also present, but are subtle this time). Not quite as sticky as some beers of the genre, though the hops are still strong and quite bitter. Overall, it’s a complex, robust, and delicious palette.
Drinkability: The 7.2% ABV on the label might lead one to believe that this is going to be a strong, hefty beer to approach with caution. However, after one swig it’s clear that Maine Beer Company’s “Weez” is remarkably light on its toe. The mouthfeel is calm and soft with a velvety texture and finish to match. There is residual bitterness on the tongue, but it’s quite pleasant and never cloying or drying. No alcohol presence whatsoever. A versatile brew that works as a standalone beverage, with a savory meal, or as a liquid dessert.