Gfei (17) - Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Aroma is predominantly American hopswith maybe a slight hint of malt.
Nice strong bitterness, not as much roast as I expect from a black IPA. Medium to medium heavy body, mouth feel nice and smooth with a bit bite from the coronation. Overall a decent IPA. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
On tap at The Belvidere on 11/19/2010. Clear dark brown body with a small creamy off-white head. Sweet chocolate, light roast and big floral/resiny hop aroma. Big floral/resiny hop flavor with roast and chocolate. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2011
Pour is nearly pure black with with decent sized tan head. Nose is of citrus, some pine, and hops. Taste is malty up front with a nice hoppy finish which flow very smoothly together. alobar (3759) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2011
Pours a dark cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of pine, roasted malt, and hops. Roasted malt, caramel, and a bitter hop ending comprise a well-balanced flavor. Tight lacing. Very good beer. TonyDiUlio (664) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Had at Capone’s with Justin and Katie. Pour was a dark brown with medium head. Aroma was full of pine hops, citrus, and malts. This combo, although interesting in the aroma was a bit muttled in the flavor. The hops were the leading Flavor but the dark malts seemed to confuse the palate.
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Draft at Capone’s with James. Pours turbid black with a wispy tan head. Aroma of resiny simcoe hops, pine, and deep roasted malts. Medium to full bodied with a tangy, bitter palate. Finishes with a touch of astringent dryness. Good. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Tap at capones. Pours a deep woody copper/brown with a nice tight tan head- some lace. Aroma is nutty, light roast, herbal, slight grass and very piney but as it warms there is a slight fruity character and some woodsy dank weed. Flavor is toasted malts, light roast, nutty, hints of chocolate, grassy hops, earth some dirt and mineral with slight char, but gets a bit better as it warms- and opens up a bit of dank hops and pine resin. A slight bit harsh in the finish and resinous bitter in the back of the throat. DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2010
On draft at Capone’s. Pours a translucent black with a slight head. Roasted notes with a powerful hop aroma. Very, very roasted flavor, almost bitter burnt tones. Almost overpowering. The hops balance it out nicely, but this was a lot more black than ipa. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2011 Big thanks to djrn for sending this beer to me. It is the first beer from the Weyerbacher NATO series that I have tried.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a white head. The aroma is roasted malt with some piney hops. I also get a little bit of tobacco in the aroma. The flavor is fairly bitter pine with a little bit of citrus. This is also balanced out with some roasted malt. Low to medium bitterness - one of the more bitter Black IPAs I have tried. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Glad I got to try this one. dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2010
From a 12oz into a Weyerbacher Pint glass. Pours black. Tons of tiny bubbles coat the pint glass. One inch of thick, creamy head on top w/ plenty of thick lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and lime. Mouthfeel is that of a porter with a bit too much carbonation. Taste is wholly of grapefruit rind. Quite pithy! Bitter is a good word for it but for an IPA drinker, it’s not overpowering. Really a good beer.