Jow (2670) - New York, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Draught 55. Jet black pour fine head. Nose is very hoppy and roasty. Tastes of roasted malt, burnt coffee, chocolate, piney hops, some earthy bitterness. Chalky mouthfeel. Decent
blipp (6880) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours bear black with a beige head. Lighter roasted malts, chocolate, medium sweetness, and medium floral hops. Pretty good; closer to a hoppy porter than a black IPA, though.
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler at Max’s tasting. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin beige head. Soft cocoa, chocolate, roast, a touch of sweetness. Medium-bodied, chocolate, a touch of hops. Very sweet, malty.
jredmond (6153) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at Max’s. Pours a deep brownish black body with thin lacing. Aroma is light pine hop, chocolate and roast. Mouthfeel is medium and well balanced between the chocolate malt roasted character and the reserved, pine hop flavor. Nice.
jtclockwork (10663) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler at Max’s. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate, vanilla wafer, cocoa and light resin. Medium body.
Maverick34 (2556) - New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft in peekskill- birds all. Dark pour, chocolate and malts. OK but could use more hops/pine etc.
zillano9 (9) - New York, USA - MAY 19, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Local brew at the top of my Black IpA list. This brewery is excellent all around.
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GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - APR 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
The fruit gives this beer a very sweet, dark fruit flavor, almost like plum.
zdk (1824) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap at PJ tasting room - Dark pour with a nice head. Arouma is pine and sweet and roasted malts. The body is pretty sweet with roasted and some coffee notes. Lots of carbonation with adds some nice body. Rich chocolate notes and smooth. Light on the hops, but only compared to others who overdo it, IMO. Finishes bittersweet with some sugar residue.