DialSquare (5032) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2016 redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was a little leery of this one as dark beers with pine can swing wildly in either extreme. This one worked well although with Meigs in the name I was expecting hemp in the aroma. The roasted malts give this a smoothness in the taste that works well with the pine and citrus tones from the hops. I liked it but put this in the category of getting "old" quickly.
Old note. Draft from taproom: blackish-brown, tan head. aroma of burnt malts, dark chocolate. tastes are caramel, cocoa, pine, toasty, citrus, grass. Panzuriel (2256) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2014
On tap at Jackie o’s public house in Athens Ohio. This black ipa poured a inky black with a fine head of small white bubbles. Nose was crisp hops married with a rich roasted malt aspect. Taste was dry and crisp with the initial hop presence balanced out with a nice body form the malt. Drake (13742) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Draft at Jackie O’s Brewpub, 7/14/14. Pours a clear dark brown color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus hops, roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruit. The taste is bitter roasted malt, bitter hops, dark chocolate, dark fruit. Thin bodied, strong lingering bitterness. GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4 oz draft pour at Jackie O’s Public House. Black with brown hues, off-white head. Aromas of pine, floral hops, citrus, roast. Tastes of pine, roast, caramel, floral hops. Medium body with a dry finish. jtclockwork (16603) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Draft. Pours black with tan head. Nose/taste of coffee, roasty chocolate, pine and light resin. Medium body.
MrBunn (2826) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
On tap at Jackie O’s. Black body with a tan head and aromas that are thick with pine and resin. Kind of like a Simcoe and Centennial love child or something. Flavor is a little bit too much though. Lots of resin and bite, but not quite enough there to hold it up. BeerandBlues2 (13355) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and coffee malt, earthy and herbal hops, and prunes. Flavor is bitter dark malt, moderate hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a dry finish. Travlr (24930) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Draft at the source. Black, beige head. Aroma of pine, cocoa. Taste is bright pine and roasted coffee. Delicious. LilBeerDoctor (3931) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, char, hop oils, citrus. Flavor is very roasted initially and then the hops start to kick in- grassy, resiny hops. More char/roast in the finish. Very good, hearty black IPA.
8/4/8/4/14 (3.8/5) phaleslu (10277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Draft sample from the Public House side. Pours a deep brown color with a small beige head that leaves some lace in the glass. Notes of dark chocolate, earthy hops, toast, nuts, and faint citrus. Light-medium bodied, with a dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Really solid Black IPA. Dry and smooth and balanced.