alobar (3055) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cola brown with no head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Chocolate, caramel, roasted malt flavor with hint of hop bitterness at the back end. Very nice beer.
Iznogud (1434) - CROATIA - JUN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 355 ml at Oíhara, Zagreb. Pours black with beige head. Roastiness and hops in aroma. Coffee bitter. Dry finish.
sloshgator (543) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shipyard Black IPA hits the mark on this style pretty well. Expected dark pour with a lasting tan head. Aroma is fresh hops and cola notes. Initial taste is chocolate and caramel notes with a hint of coffee. There is a bitter bite to the finish, but not unpleasant -- just enough to make it interesting. Shipyard Black is a tasty brew with cool bottle art, too!
Ibrew2or3 (7411) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yes! Rocking the Shipyard, chicís totally dig it. It must be that ringworm yeast. 12oz bottle pours with a deep dark brown colored body that supports a tall tan head of foam. The aroma offers up dusty dark roasted coffee, dark roasted malts, a bit of earthy chocolate malts and only a faint vague sense of hops. The taste is similar as I get a good load of dark roasted coffee and dark roasted malts blending into chocolate and short lived sweet malts. To midway the dark roasted malts take on more of a burnt to almost ashy sensation just has the timid hops manage to come forward. This seems like a roasted malt forward beer as I struggle to find much in the way of distinct hop notes. Still thereís isnít anything wrong here either. Pretty nice until it warmed and the ringworm yeast kicked in with its odd butterscotch flavor. Hmmm.
jgb9348 (5062) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a lighter cola coloured glow at the bottom, with a ridiculously thick, five centimetre tall very soapy tan head. Aroma of bright hops, resin, pine and grapefruit, all with some pungent roasted malt, yeast and a small amount of caramelised sugars. Medium-bodied; Strong roasty flavours at first with a good dose of malt coupled with a large hop presence, mostly from grapefruit and some floral elements. Aftertaste is well-rounded and gives off a malt-first taste that is followed with a good hit of hops and sweetness, but a fresh flavour throughout. Overall, a well-balanced beer that shows a good deal of complexity and no overt bitterness or pungency - just a solid IPA with roasted malt. I was more impressed than I thought Iíd be, but this still isnít a must-have beer. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 17-May-2015 for US$1,99 sampled at home in Washington on 16-June-2015.
Travlr (15610) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown color, medium tan head. Aroma has fruit up front, roasty chocolate background. Taste has cocoa with light bitterness. Tasty enough.
HippieFee (142) - - JUN 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - I can taste the "black" along with the IPA. They somehow found a way to combine the roasted malt flavor of a stout/porter with the hops of an IPA. Neither of which dominates the flavor profile.
Ratman197 (11068) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, charcoal, light pine and light grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, charcoal, earthiness and light grapefruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering roasty finish.
obguthr (4527) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Toejam, pine, charred oak, and pencil shavings nose. Cola black, thin tan head. Smoky charred oak. Pencil shavings finish. Very light body, harsh mouthfeel, aspirin level bitterness. A pretty good stab at the style, but there are some execution issues.
jflopsu (803) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with light tan head. A light coffee and malt aroma. A malty, coffee, taste with citrus hops. A light bitter aftertaste but not overwhelming.