Lukaduke (2371) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep umber black color with nice two finger mocha head...aromas are a bit subtle but I get some chocolate malts and a bit of earthy piney hops. On the palate its has good medium mouthfeel with a rich chocolate roasted background that is heightened by a bit of sticky piney hop flavors. Nice lingering finish... wow this is one of the first beers brewed at shipyard that Ive enjoyed.
WallStirctly (57) - - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2012 Im not a huge ipa fan, a little too hoppy for my taste, but this was an interesting selection, a dark ipa, which I had never seen. It taste very similar to any ipa you might pick off shelf such as shipyard monkey fist but has a bit of a stout kicker to it which was nice. Its a solid beer, good color, good head, not my cup of tea per say, but as far as ipas go, solid.
HogTownHarry (6129) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
May 13, 2011 - with blankboy, jerc & mabel. blankboy’s bomber. Nearly opaque ruby-black with a solid and last fluffy/creamy tan head. Hoppy aroma, resin, light coffee, some noticeable alcohol and not sweet at all - nearly an 8. Taste - odd - resin, citrus zest, quite roasty, something spicy and earthy, almost like pickled hot peppers, sourness hovering around the edges - stale coffee? Thick body, some drying acidity, still with a fairly long dry almost carbonized finish ... seemed a bit disjointed and boderline harsh.
jw0406 (816) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a black color with a medium tan head. Aromas of pine, roasted malt. Nice balance, complex, a good beer
jnkor (316) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is smoky and hoppy. Thick Long lasting caramel head sits on top of a dark brown thick looking beer. First impression is creamy, second is hop. Finally, a nice smoke taste. Has all the right elements, but still feels a little lacking.
AmEricanbrew (6004) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Black color with tan foam. Mild floral, caramel, dry black malt aromas. medium body. Dry black malt, caramel, chocolate, pine flavors, drying finish--decent
Theydon_Bois (9932) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Stags Head, Manhattan - 01/03/12.
Dark dark brown verging on black with a good finger of tan head.
Malt nose allied to slightly piney hops and a little licquorice.
Piney citrus hops and medium roasted malts combine finishing with a nice bitterness note.
Medium bodied amd carbonation with quite a dry finish.
Enjoyable Black IPA.
aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, about what you’d expect for a porter. Dense, creamy tan head. Has a few dark nuts and dried fruit noted you’d expect in an imperial stout. Not really that hoppy.
jkwood04 (4167) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, citrusy hops, and some fruity notes. Flavor strong of the malts and hops. Average texture. A pretty good beer.
werberski (18) - New York, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is thin. Taste is of piney hops. Finish is moderately bitter. Body could use more backbone to it. At 8% it is very drinkable. Finish is drier than expected. Not bad.