ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma of rye, bread, cinnamon, hay, grass, citrus. pours dark mahogany with glints of redness, with foamy off white head. tastes of sweet grains, corn, cereal, whole wheat bread, flower pedals, citrus hops. starts with tart and bitter hops but finishes grainy and bready. palate is full and well bodied, carbonated but not too much. bitter but not on the aftertaste. overall a lighter black ipa, having flavors resembling a wheat beer mixed with a porter. tasty but an outlier in terms of style. i was most impressed by the complexity of the aroma.
alobar (2763) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cola brown with aroma of pine, coffee, and roasted malt. High-hopped flavor with some roasted malt and dark chocolate. Decent beer.
MattOnBass (3) - Newport News, USA - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The aroma is pure hops. It would be nice to get something else on the nose as well. It is a great, deep, dismal, black color with nice head retention and good body. The flavor is significantly better balanced, with roasted malt flavor to partner with the hops to make a delicious and pleasant beer.
radagast83 (4563) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to my good friend, Chad. Thanks! Poured a dark black brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was roasted notes of malt, with some bitter chocolates. Flavor was some nice citrus hops, with a touch of earthy notes. This was pretty nice - well balanced, without a malt blowout or an over-hopped leafy hop character.
Iphonephan (3190) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle at the Beer Head Meetup BBQ in Falls Church, VA. Pours clear cola with an ecru head. Aroma of toasted nuts. Flavors of grassy hops with some noticeable caramel. Smooth finish.
Rrauth (1190) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Imported from untappd iphone. comes as close to my memory as possible. I didnt rate it because it was meh.
BeerdedDave (297) - - JUN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
black color; piney hop aroma; piney hops on a roasted malt base; a nice, bitter dark beer
AKORN (129) - Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Piney, hop aroma. Pours a dark amber with nice head. Nice bitterness with a roasted malt flavor mixed in. Good beer.
Ratman197 (9704) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, charcoal, earthiness, pine and light grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, earthiness, pine and light citrus with a crisp dry bitter lingering roasty finish.
MattyKakes (91) - Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hailing from Norfolk Virginia, is the one and only Great Dismal IPA . I’ve been frequenting this establishment since the day they opened. I even remember their test batch of this dark, complex,coffee roasted ale. It’s delicious and goes up against any contender. Cheers! In honor of Chris O’Connor
kidobutai (346) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 What a great local find! From a tap at Yard House. Great rich brown color and lacing. Chocolate and hoppy aroma. Nice creamy texture, bitter finish, good beer.