Prue (33) - Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2016 TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown (not black, like most Black IPAs), with a medium head and a fair bit of sediment. Looks kind of like a barleywine in the glass. Powerful aroma, with caramel malts and assertive floral/pine hops vying for attention. Flavor is more hop-driven, with a stronger malt backbone than most IPAs, but less maltiness than most other Black IPAs. A bit astringent on the finish. A solid but not outstanding example of the style.
spruce, resin, brown, hazy, medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation, frothy, tan foam, Bricks (1126) - Delaware, USA - AUG 13, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2016 Great dark red appearance with foamy head. Aroma is heavy on the malt and not much else.. Taste of hops and roasted malt.. mostly balanced, a little sweet. GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey during the Victory 20th anniversary event. Clear dark amber brown with beige head. Aromas of floral notes, toast, malt, light biscuit. Tastes of malt, floral notes, citrus, biscuit. Medium-light body with a dry finish. solidfunk (8965) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Roast and some light citrus. Dark brown pour with decent head. Light bitterness and some caramel in finish. Tap at churchkey Thanks to gendv138. cwill (93) - Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Pours a very dark brown, near black. Good deal of lacing.
Grapefruit lemon and grass, followed by roasted malts on the nose. Assertive floral hop flavor with citrus fruits, coffee and roasted malts. Smooth bitter finish. Nice black IPA
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle in Brussels. Nice dark body with tan head. Nose is malty, with hops and pines. Spicy flavours. Lots of big malts but also hoppy elements. Really nicely balanced. Interesting one. mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
bottle poured into a tumbler..brown pour with an off-white head..aroma of caramel,pine,resin,grass..hard to describe the taste..wasn’t very impressed. daniele (9066) - ITALY - NOV 28, 2014
On tap mogano frutta secca etilico noce agrumata buon amaro tostate cacao secchezza media TylerGreenDC (953) - - NOV 21, 2014
On draft. Holy wow. Big aroma of floral and citrus hops, followed by a dark chocolate bomb of a beer. Almost stout-likr in depth if flavor. More raisin and red wine flavor as it warms. An all-timer. slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"not a hop bomb as expected. there are a ton of hops, sure, but the high dose of dark malt give it the look and feel of a barleywine or old ale...with the hops of a double ipa. this is a beer i could really get into. smooth, balanced, spicy hops in the bittersweet finish. nice hybrid here. via trade w/ kinger."