Butters (3898) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on draft at whole foods in short pump. Clearish dark brown pour with some tan head. Big rye character in both the nose and flavor. Some chocolate notes, but they don’t play particularly well with the rye. As with many rye beers, I didn’t particularly care for this
Kinz (3395) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Whole Foods. Pours a very deep brown black, nice head. Aroma is strongly of piney hops. Flavor is a match. Light peppery note and a bit of chocolate, but really dominated by the pine hops. Body rather light. Not bad, wish it had a bit more oomph on the malts.
Drake (9544) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Devils Backbone. Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium sized creamy head. Good head retention. Aroma of spicy rye, earthy and herbal hops, mild pepper. The taste is earth, caramel, rye, dry fruits, pine and resin hops. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness, well balanced. Three awesome breweries combine to make one awesome beer.
Nejhleader (1285) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
lots of black ipas floating around these days. It was really nice, the tastes are really seperated, at first you are hit with a bit of a roasty ipa taste then the black part kicks in with toasted malts, bit of a spice and i guess what would be the rye. Interesting brew.
pras (504) - Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice black IPA. Color was nice and dark, a bit opaque. Scent was citrus and earthy notes. Flavor was nicely bitter with some roasty characteristics. finished super dry. Very refreshing.
LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Church Brew. Pours a dark murky brown with a thick light tan head. Aroma of lots of citrus hops, grassy and garlicky hops, and roasted malt. Flavor starts out more roasted with charred and chocolate malts and finishes with a big bitter hoppy finish. Some peppery notes in the flavor too. A very tasty black IPA!
boxofrane (2294) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the pour house. Pours pitch black with a medium sized white head. The aroma has light pine and some roasted malt. The taste has a nice mix of sweet chocolate, big bitterness, light pine cone.
jdavidh (156) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured a jet black. Flavor was charcoal, earthy, lots of sharp bitterness without much complexity. Not a fan.
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reggiedunlop (3340) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown with a thick tan head...nice retention. Aroma has burnt notes and bitter dark chocolate. Flavor is burnt and bitter with light peppery notes...very bitter...slightly chalky. Mouthfeel is light/medium with a burnt/wheaty/spicy dry finish that lingers with roasty burnt notes.
PhillyCraft (3580) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Barcade. Muddy pour, muddy taste, a little dankness in there but a lot of malt, cocoa, pepper, and lots of roast. Smooth at first, but a little astringent in finish. Just alright.