GIJOE (1196) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 15, 2017 CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle: pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing froth of light tan head. Has a lightly sweet toasted dark malty nose with some fresh tart grapefruity notes. Starts with decent fullness and light biscuity sweetness with some mild roast and bittersweet citrusy hop bite before a drier, semi-tart finish. Could be a little less tart, but isn’t too far off style.
Not particularly impressed. Smells like hoppy molasses and tastes like it, too. A little chocolate comes through on the palate. Not a big fan.
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On tap at Maddy’s Taproom, Washington DC on 5-Mar-2017. Almost black with a medium sized beige coloured head. Aroma of roasted malt, pine and citrus. Medium body and carbonation. Sweet, roasted malt, coffee, cocoa and grapefruit. Light bitterness and smooth finish. dlovell2 (2097) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2016
On tap at Roosters Sourthern Kitchen. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt with citrus and earthy pine hops. Flavor is citrus and light tropical fruit followed by roasted malt and unsweetened chocolate. Finishes with grapefruit and bitter, earthy pine. Maverick34 (3212) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Bottled. Poured black with foam. Very well done, piney hops blending into deep malts. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 30, 2016
12oz bottle. Medium beige head atop cola body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some roast, grapefruit/earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some roast, caramel, light coffee. Medium body, light acidity, stickiness, effervescence.
tsd08460 (1138) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Aroma: floral, citrus, grass,
Appearance: dark amber-brown, tan head
Taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness, roasty
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Delicious hershiser2 (3061) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Pours black with a frothy beige head.
Smells of citrus hops. Taste is citrus, pine, a hint of roasted malt. Not terribly flavorful, but decent. Light floral notes finish this off. GenDV138 (7231) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Dark brownish black with beige head. Aromas of licorice, rye, pine, light chocolate. Tastes of roast, rye, spices, floral, pine. Medium body with a dry finish. Pretty good black IPA. boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle from trio. Pours soda brown with a ice cream float head. The aroma has a lot of spicy hops, roasted malt, a touch of coffee. The taste has a medium bitterness, plenty is roasted malt, spicy and herbal hops and a touch of citrus. solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Light roast and citrus. Pours black with good head. Some peel astringency in finish. Doesn’t hang together super well. Bottle.