Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
New England Bucket List Trip #138. Keg at the brewpub. Pours a dark ruby with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, earth, citrus hops. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, earthy hops. Medium bodied, well balanced, mild lingering bitterness.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark pour with a small off white head. Nose is roasty malts with piney hop notes. Flavors of dark roasts and light sugars.
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jcwattsrugger (11751) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours black with a light brown head that laces. Aroma is roasty dark malt. Taste is roasty/ashy dark malt, 2nd earthy hops.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the brewery. Black color with a light head. Light coffee, chocolate, and caramel. Citrus and touch of pine.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A straightforward and very resinous Black IPA. Acceptable
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Black body topped by a long-lasting small tan head
In long: Nose is mostly hops resin over a black cake. Taste is more of the same. Pleasant full body with plenty of black cake (not quite chocolaty) followed by a lot of hops resin. Nothing wrong with resinous hops but here, that’s all there is, hops resin. Very light fruity notes. Sticky mouthfeel. I enjoyed it a bit but only because I’m a sucker for Black IPAs. This is a below average Black IPA. Another “just ok” pint of beer that I did not really need to drink. The girlfriend thinks I drink too much, but at least *I am* doing something to make her more attractive.
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A deep dark IPA with a thin lacing moka head. Light chocolate and malt in aroma, with faint British hops, and fusel alcohol. In mouth, burned wood over crisp bitter chocolate, loads of bilous notes, caramel, unbalanced. On tap at brewpub, Jan. 11 2010.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Robe noire aux reflets bruns surmontée d’une mousse beige crémeuse qui persiste. Arômes de houblon amérisant et de malt rôti. Saveurs de houblon amérisant fruité, de malt rôti, de malt chocolat et de carton.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUL 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the VTBrewfest - Poured a quite dark brown (almost black) in color; unusual for an IPA. Had a nice thick tan head and decent lacing. Aroma was yeasty/earthy and hops with some darker roasted malts mixed in. Flavor reminded me more of a porter than an IPA, except for the substantial hopping. Citrus and hops in the finish. Unusual and quite good...
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting dark color--more like a hoppy brown ale than an IPA, really. Definite notes of chocolate, toffee, bread, and aftertaste a bit of citrus. Mouthfeel dry but fullish. Not my style but their best so far.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at the brewpub. Near-black with a tiny creamy brown head, brown-sugary crystal lacing in the glass...dry, slightly farmy, intensely sharp herbal aroma...smoky, roasty porter-like characteristics at first in the body, sweet caramel coming in to moderate the burnt malts in the middle, with a very dry, bitter, earthy character late and coffee grinds mixing with sour oranges...despite all the intensity, the mouthfeel is quite creamy and luscious. My friend said "tastes like a Slim Jim". I’m not sure if I can put it any better. Best new beer from this pub in a long while.