slowrunner77 (12594) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
has the look of a black lager. very tight head when on tap, almost looked like it was NO2, but not quite. feel and finish were quite smooth as well. flavor was a little lighter than expected, especially the hops (in the nose as well) but it was a well balanced beer and the black, chocolate, and other amalts used were quite tasty, and provided a slightly bittersweet dry finish. not the best black ipa i’ve had, but pretty good, and different from any other Sierra Nevada beer I’ve had before." gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
This was a nice Black IPA which had a little bit of chocolate flavor that i thought was interesting. One of the better beer camp series beers and happy it is from DC. Ron (4110) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle From Pete for my B-day. Poured nice and dark with small tan head. Aroma has some roasted notes with sweet chocolate. Also some earthy hop notes. Flavor was roasted malts with sweet chocolate. There was some slight pine hop character here. Good stuff MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle from Beer camp cae. Drank with Bob and Dave Clark. Nice notes of earth, roast and chocolate malts. Good blend of hop. I really liked it. kathouse (1932) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JUL 20, 2013
On tap at Aces and Ales. Deep brown and opaque. Head is thick with good lacings. Very unique aroma like licorice and cola. Bitter with toasted malts and plenty of dryness.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
Draft at landmark. Pours pitch black with a medium sized tan head. The aroma has light chocolate, light hoppy notes. The taste is very bitter with a sharp kick. Light chocolate balance. DCLawyer (2912) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Draft->shaker. Pours deep brown with medium tan head. Aroma: roasted malt and citrus peel. Taste: sweet malt counterbalanced by pine hops. Bitter finish. Good, but a bit out of harmony. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Draft. Large tan head, black body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some orange, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, roast. Medium body, some resin. radagast83 (8315) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a dark color, don’t remember the translucency. Aroma was some roasted notes, earthy hop notes. Flavor was sweet roasted malts, some nice slight pine hop character here. Pretty enjoyable. GT (10002) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Tap at Churchkey. Massive mocha foam erupts on clear, deep ruby. Thick lacing. Nose is red apple, acetaldehyde. Taste is spicy, bitter dark chocolate, bitter soil, very intense bitterness with melted chocolate density. Great palate, dense, spicy, fully bitter, not astringent.