The Great Dismal Black IPA - O'Connor Brewing Co.
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3.85/5 rDev -3%
Had this beer in DoG cafe in Williamsburg, NC. Great craft Gastropub. This beer was great to go along with my English themed meal. Great presentation, perfect head, wonderful aroma, great taste and mouthfeel. Perfect to go along with my Shepherds Pie.
07-15-2014 23:44:02 | More by malprep
4.4/5 rDev +10.8%
I really have a hard time reviewing beers for a couple of reasons. First, being new at this I don't provide the standard review but figure as long as I'm honest that's all that matters. Second is that I've not much in the smell department. I guess I can blame that on 24 years in the military.
Anyway, this beer is a wonderful deception. I've drank enough IPAs to know what to expect as the nectar breaches my lips to coat my tongue. It's DARK - polar opposite of pale. This feels and tastes much more like a very nice stout, one that I'd put up to the best out there.
The head was quick to rise and slow to dissipate, with Klingons all around the glass for the entire consumption. Nice smoky aftertaste mixed with coffee and maybe a wee bit of chocolate. The hops are there from start to swallow. Very nice if you're not after the typical IPA or want a little breakaway from the same-ol'-same-ol'.
Looking forward to visiting the brewery for Father's Day! I'll see if they'll let me take a photo or two to post.
06-01-2014 22:54:16 | More by wollefdoogylloj
5/5 rDev +25.9%
Been drinking this beer on tap at Cogan's Pizza in Norfolk for awhile. I've also had it in a bottle and I'll have to say on tap is much more delicious and you can actually get some good coffee aromas from it.
The only thing that is slightly misleading about this brew is the taste. Don't get me wrong its delicious, but its more of a stout with a hint of coffee. To me its lacking the tartness that makes a good double IPA.
01-09-2014 19:55:52 | More by spunktrunk
3.88/5 rDev -2.3%
Sampled at the Chesapeake Grill on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
Dark brown with ruby highlights. 1/2 finger light tan head with light but attractive lacing.
Rich malt aroma with good herbal hops.
Tart and bitter with dark roast malts. Rather hoppy.
Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Warming.
An excellent bew. Very rich and full flavored.
11-13-2013 02:29:40 | More by obywan59
The Great Dismal Black IPA from O'Connor Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.