ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Vintner. Pours out a black color with a tan head on it. Smells pretty hoppy, plenty of pine and citrus notes with a little bit of roasted malt. Taste is hoppy and kind of thick - a little high on the carbonation for me. Some of the roasted qualities come though but mostly just a good bit of hop. Not a bad beer from these guys in Charlotte.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the brewery. Pours a hazy dark red brown color with a thin tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel, roasted malts, nuts, herbal hops. The taste is mildy roasted malts, chocolate, bitter citrus and resin hops. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. The roast is not so intense compared to other Black IPAs, which is pretty nice.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Black Friday Cask Festival, Triangle Brewing, Durham. Heavy cask pour, with a sort of unwavering sludgy look to the beer. Minimal carbonation but certainly seems to suggest that this brew is mostly "B." Soft leafy hops in the nose, along with more prominent malts. Sticky pine and molasses to taste. Okay, but not too memorable.
TURDFERGUSON (3749) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Tyler’s. muddy brown pour with smudgy snowflake cream lace. Nose is earthy, light citrus, roasted malt, and bakers chocolate. Flavor is a little on the bitter and astringent side as the bittering hops stand out more than the flavor ones. Well balanced, but boring.
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Extremely dark brown color, bright white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of light pine. Taste is bright and roasty pine.
Chastastic (13) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The motor oil of beer. Not to say it wasn't tasty but downing just a pint was a challenge. Their Coco Loco seemed just as dark and equally full of flavor but not nearly as heavy. This one makes for a good post meal wind down or substitute this for a late night snack because it satisfies like a good old stout. Liquid dinner.
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OldGrowth (2342) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pint at Fullsteam brewery a month or so back. Good aroma, sweet, roasty. Nice mix on the roast malt and soft citrus. Dark orangy brown color, Ok head, spotty lace. Bittersweet flavor, Medium body, smoth creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. Pretty good, had a nice smokey notes on the finish.