CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle: pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing froth of light tan head. Has a lightly sweet toasted dark malty nose with some fresh tart grapefruity notes. Starts with decent fullness and light biscuity sweetness with some mild roast and bittersweet citrusy hop bite before a drier, semi-tart finish. Could be a little less tart, but isn’t too far off style.
rosenbergh (7238) - 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 (4524) - 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 (2520) - 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 (2831) - 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 (4925) - 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 (3534) - 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 (1196) - 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 (503) - - 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