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.
guzzler67 (1526) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and cloudy with a large, puffy, khaki colored head and good lacing. Some resinous hops pop up in the aroma before the roasted malts move in. Earthy, toasty flavors of the strong malt backbone are well balanced by citrusy/herbal hops. Bitterness and alcohol are noticeable in the aftertaste. Medium-to-full bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel leading to an average length finish.
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Great Dismal Black IPA, named after the wildlife refuge. The Great Dismal Swamp, in Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina, once used as a part of the Intracoastal Waterway, is a dark, full bodied ale, extensively hopped both in bittering and aroma.
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rosenbergh (7376) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. (Grape & Gourmet) Virginia Beach, VA
Dark brown colour with a mid-size creamy tan head.
Roasted malt, nice hoppiness and some bitterness in the aroma. Yummy!
The flavour is roasted malt, sweetness, moderate bitterness, hops and liquorice. Quite nice Black IPA.
timmann2 (2) - - OCT 5, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very surprised by the low numbers on this one. Definitely one of the better microbrews from the Hampton Roads/Norfolk area. There are a lot of stout flavors present in this IPA, and the high alcohol is integrated very well.
markwise (4545) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at O’Connor. Pours a stout brown color with an off-tan head. Nose is roast, some piney chocolate, and bitter coffee. Flavor is similar with bitter coffee, some pine, dark chocolate, and roast. Light to medium in body and a nice Black IPA overall.
sloth (2532) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large, rocky, tan head with good retention and a fair lace. Dark, chestnut hued brew. Nice, piny nose, some cola. Body is med/full, a bit oily, tad chalky. dry, roasty flavors, little coffee, faint smoke. Dry, roasty finish, little meat and bones. Decent.
alobar (2873) - 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 (7) - 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 (5062) - 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 (3635) - 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.