Emeister84 (1534) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tar, citrus fruits, and dark berries on the nose. Dark ruby with fairly diminishing, white head foam. Dry and bitter with some milk chocolate flavors. Medium body, average carbonation, and a roasted chocolatey finish.
radagast83 (5601) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Wild Wolf Brewpub. Poured a dark black color with a slightly tan off-white head. Aroma is some roasted malts with plenty of hops. Better than balanced - this one had a lot more hops than malts, leading to a better India Ale than most other Black IPA/IBAs. Nice carbonation. Quite an enjoyable brew.
Foxbush (1482) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at brewery. We stopped at the new Wild Wolf brewpub on the Wintergreen road. The IBA poured a deep black with a big frothy head that laced down the glass. The ale was excellent with a nice balance of roasted malt and hops. The bitterness impacted your lower mouth. The medium body ale had average carbomation. This is my third beer from them and the best of the group.
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Cola dark-brown body, medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some roast. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some roast, caramel. Medium body, light stickiness.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Served on draft at Mellow Mushroom Charlottesville. Pours a dark brown color with a medium creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of sweet malts, cocoa powder and faint hops. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts, bitter astringent hops. Thin-medium bodied. Not very good.