Damico (2562) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark murky brown with a big creamy beige head. Aroma brings iced tea leaves and weed. Flavor is delicious sweet teal leaves and light earthy hop bitterness, so pleasant on the tongue.
Drake (8418) - 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.
Travlr (11132) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchkey. Very dark brown color, beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of burnt coffee grounds. Taste is roasty coffee, bright pine, cocoa. Nice example of the style.
LilBeerDoctor (3441) - 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!
pras (441) - 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.
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a dark brown color, with amber edges and an off white head. Rye breadiness, chocolate, roasty, and floral.
Elwood (3079) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Troegs Scratch 97. Serving: Draft at MacDowell Brew Kitchen. It pours solid black with a small tan head. The nose has a nice bit of roast, chocolate, earth, and a touch of rye. Medium bodied on the tongue with notes of pine, earth, roasted malt, and chocolate. I was guessing porter or stout before I saw this was a black IPA. Very drinkable and tasty.
ReggieDunlap (3052) - 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.
alobar (2763) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cola brown color with minimal off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, bread, and hops. Roasted malt and chocolate flavor with some citrus and a quick hop bite. Very nice.
Nejhleader (1228) - 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.