Maverick34 (2912) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured black with foam. Very well done, piney hops blending into deep malts.
argo0 (13020) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Medium beige head atop cola body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some roast, grapefruit/earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some roast, caramel, light coffee. Medium body, light acidity, stickiness, effervescence.
tsd08460 (745) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: floral, citrus, grass,
Appearance: dark amber-brown, tan head
Taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness, roasty
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
hershiser2 (1903) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a frothy beige head.
Smells of citrus hops. Taste is citrus, pine, a hint of roasted malt. Not terribly flavorful, but decent. Light floral notes finish this off.
GenDV138 (5660) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Dark brownish black with beige head. Aromas of licorice, rye, pine, light chocolate. Tastes of roast, rye, spices, floral, pine. Medium body with a dry finish. Pretty good black IPA.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from trio. Pours soda brown with a ice cream float head. The aroma has a lot of spicy hops, roasted malt, a touch of coffee. The taste has a medium bitterness, plenty is roasted malt, spicy and herbal hops and a touch of citrus.
solidfunk (7219) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light roast and citrus. Pours black with good head. Some peel astringency in finish. Doesn’t hang together super well. Bottle.
PorterPounder (7108) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Newport News, Va - 2nd Street American Bistro - 12 oz. bottle. Deep dark as coal pour with a thick sticky mocha colored head. Aroma has some eggy accents, a brief touch of spruce. Flavor is full bodied and delicious. Nice bittersweet citrusy accents, a touch of licorice, some minty rye accents, some nuttiness. Thick, rich mouthfeel. Very decent - will look for more from this brewer while in the area.
jgb9348 (5550) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a lighter cola glow at the bottom, all with a soapy-ish two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, bunches of grassy and herbal hops, some soap/cleanser and a bit of lactose and cream in the mix as well. Medium-bodied; Very assertive and nice roasty malt flavour at first that gives way to a touch of coffee, but followed well by some smooth hop bitterness and a more obtuse bitterness at the end with hints of chocolate. Aftertaste is well-rounded with a good balance of malts and hops, some smooth sweetness and a bit of a bitter flavour more from the roasted malt than the hops, but still showing well for the style. Overall, a surprisingly nice Black IPA that shows pretty much what the style should taste like, but without a ton of complexities - still a good beer to sample if you can find it! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from The Wine Rack (Exxon Gas Station) in Olney, Virginia on 06-March-2015 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia for US$1,50 sampled at home in Washington on 12-June-2015.
ordybill (1301) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a big malt aroma with a hint of coffee.
Appearance- This beer is dark brown to almost black, with a small beige head.
Taste- Has a big hop and malt flavor, very good.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
Overall- An excellent beer.