Chad9976 (1334) - 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.
AdamJackson (3319) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a 3 finger creamy espresso head. Mild roasted nose character with a touch of smile. Taste is nice. good malty roasted charcoal with some woody notes and a touch of chocolate. Very light low IBU IPA with a nice roast note. exactly as described.
agl108 (880) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz. bottle. Poured black with creamy khaki head. Loads of lacing. Sweet citrus up front followed by roasted malt, chocolate, and a touch of toffee. Dry, slightly bitter finish.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a black IPA fan. carried over from untapped to try and organize my beers in one spot for synchronicity.
hombrepalo (1914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz pour at Owen and Engine. he beer pours to a black body with a tall creamy dense tan head. The aroma is deep black malt and simcoe hops with subtle oak. The flavor is oaky black malt with some delicious citrus hops. Easy drinking medium body.
argo0 (11896) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Creamy tan head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some grapefruit, light chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some chocolate, light roast. Smooth medium body, some creaminess, light resin.
tmongoose (1545) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pint nine bottle shared. poured almost black in color with off white head. medium body. nose is roasted malts and hops. very nice hop aroma. flavor was bold and delicious. you get a mouth feel of roasted malts very nice flavor blended with plenty of hop action and just the right amount of bitterness. very tasty.
radarsock (1100) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at the Grog. $8 for the full pint. Pours a mahogany-tinted black with which a trim off-khaki head 1 finger in length stood. Tastes and smells of sourdough, charcoal, chocolate malt, spent grain, candied bitter orange, juniper berries, and roast. Warming, smooth, delicate. Delicious.
swoopjones (6638) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Blue Monk. buffalo, fuller bodied black pour, heavy roasted malts, far chocolate, slight burnt coffee, piney hops, touch of medicinal notes. Aggressive and very good
blklab2007 (2068) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a black in color with a one finger dark tan head. Aroma has bright hops layered over dark malt, roast, coffee, and chocolate. Mouth feel is surprisingly light with lower side carbonation. Flavor has plenty of malts, roast, light bitterness, pines, citrus, and resins.