Travlr (25745) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2015
Draft at the source. Opaque dark brown color, thick tan head. Aroma of herbal pine. Taste is bitter roast. Decent. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2012
On tap 4 oz. sample at Maryland Craft Beer Festival 2012.
Opaque, near black with a creamy tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of earthy hops and a little malt and dark fruit.
Taste bittersweet with chocolate, caramel malts and floral and citric hops
Medium/full body and medium/low carbonation.
A rather nice black IPA.
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Draft at restaurant. Deep black with a decent head. I enjoyed this as the hops were powerful and it is a memorable black IPA. Body is a little thick, but that helped this beer. Recommend. Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Enjoyed this beer on draft at the brewpub. The beer had a cloudy, dark-brown color with a slight red hue, and a foamy-creamy tan head with good retention and a lot of cling. The aroma featured cherries, some other heavy fruits, a bit of licorice and some grainy hops. The taste was quite bitter and fruity with a touch of sweetness as well. Its body was a bit syrupy with low carbonation and was somewhat wet and had a medium-full body. sonnycheeba (6259) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Draft. Pours dark, opaque brown with medium, creamy tan head; decent retention and good lacing. Aroma is earthy hops, dark fruit, licorice, and bread malt. Flavor is light roasted malt, heavy earthy hops, light dark fruit esters, and light smoke; dry finish. Medium body with low carbonation and warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (13695) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Tap. Pours black with a large, creamy light tan head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is fragrant floral, earthy and citrus hops, dark fruity esters and roast malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting roast malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.