blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to mora2000, dark amber brown color with aroma of hoppy iced coffee, flavors of sour hopped coffee beans
dchmela (2561) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Redlight. Blackish brown pour with a tan, thick rocky head. Pungent citrus hop aroma with some herbal hop notes as well and some roastiness. Taste has some smoky roasty notes in the malt with a spicy citrus hop bitterness. Body is a little thin, which is about the only thing lacking in this brew.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @Andys-pours a tan head and dark brown color. Aroma is pine hops, some roasty-dark malt. Taste is pine hopes, some roasty-dark malt.
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at Beer Run on 10/1/10. Pours a nearly opaque dark chocolate brown color with ruby highlights. Medium creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of bitter earthy and leafy hops. The taste is citrus, leafy, vegetal and nearly wet hop notes with a faint bit of chocolate malts. Thin-medium bodied. This is just an IPA with some dark coloring. Definitely does not live up to the style.
dagimp (685) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12oz into a Weyerbacher Pint glass. Pours black. Tons of tiny bubbles coat the pint glass. One inch of thick, creamy head on top w/ plenty of thick lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and lime. Mouthfeel is that of a porter with a bit too much carbonation. Taste is wholly of grapefruit rind. Quite pithy! Bitter is a good word for it but for an IPA drinker, it’s not overpowering. Really a good beer.
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent Black IPA, but not as good as some other’s i’ve had. Main reason there is the hop profile is lacking compared to those from STONE and 21st ammendment and Southern Tier. Hops were bitter without much character, no discernable specific flavor. So, drinkable but not great.
sebletitje (6341) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pression @ OTH.
Couleur brune foncée, mousse blanc-cassé.
Arôme, garde un cote houblon-citron qui est nettement plus en avant que certaines autres bières du même style. Ce dernier domine le nez alors que le malt reste en retrait.
Goût, fine amertume de houblon et citron, allant parfois vers un aspect feuilles de thé vertes. Cette bière est plus houblonnée, suivit de malt grillé qui au fur et a mesure gagne en note chocolat. Le fini reste plus amer et domine par le houblon.
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2011 Big thanks to djrn for sending this beer to me. It is the first beer from the Weyerbacher NATO series that I have tried.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a white head. The aroma is roasted malt with some piney hops. I also get a little bit of tobacco in the aroma. The flavor is fairly bitter pine with a little bit of citrus. This is also balanced out with some roasted malt. Low to medium bitterness - one of the more bitter Black IPAs I have tried. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Glad I got to try this one.
Ibrew2or3 (6523) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured up on tap at the Brass Tap pouring up brown with clear garnet hues and tan head. The aroma is pretty rich with grapefruit, sugary tangelo, a touch of roasty malts and wafer thin layers of sweet malts. The taste begins with a hoppy hit of citrus and a sliver of malt roastiness. The citrus hops get infused with sweet malts to midway creating a sweet hoppy sensation. Into the finish the malts fade leaving pleasing citrus hop bitterness and a faint drying sense of dark roasted malts and chocolate malts.
jjuf1853 (1200) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Brass Tap. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Good lacing. Hefty amount of hops in the aroma but nicely balanced with the malts. Good bitterness in the tail end.