The Great Dismal Black IPA | O'Connor Brewing Co.

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193 Ratings
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The Great Dismal Black IPAThe Great Dismal Black IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
O'Connor Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States
oconnorbrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Great Dismal Black IPA, named after the wildlife refuge.
The Great Dismal Swamp, in Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina, once used as a part of the Intracoastal Waterway, is a dark, full bodied ale, extensively hopped both in bittering and aroma.
"Great with bold hop flavor, Dismal in color, Delicious all around" ~ 7.5% ABV 65 IBUs

Added by blackie on 11-20-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
193
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
48
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 193 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of Csikic93
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LAND_MINE
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JayQue
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dense brown color with ruby highlights showing throughout. Cream color medium size head fading to a covering of the glass. Filmy lacing on the glass.

Pleasant aroma of roasted malt, caramel malt and some floral hops. Tastes a bit like a barleywine light. The big flavor of malt, toffee and floral hoppiness is there without the alcohol bite or harshness.

Mouthfeel is crisp and rich with the right amount of bitterness.

Tasty and low enough in abv to enjoy a second one!!!!

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Photo of julielynndubee
3.17/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ordybill
4.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a big malt aroma with a hint of coffee. Appearance- This beer is dark brown to almost black, with a small beige head. Taste- Has a big hop and malt flavor, very good. Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Overall- An excellent beer.

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Photo of Aidan_Stewart
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waltc21
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JodyPowers
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xseanprimex
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Iamjlopez12
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of gopens44
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of cambabeer
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Drank 3 pints from the tap.

appears almost black, frothy white head that fades. nice hoppy aroma, a bit earthy. Very mild roasted aroma and flavor to balance out the hoppiness. No too bitter or sweet either way. Medium body and carbonation. Overall a nice beer, easy to drink a few of them.

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Photo of DarrellAleshire
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of JWing
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of VBWharfRat
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of embass
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Mbriggs23
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Great blend of ipa and porter with nice finish. I was hesitant to try, great fall beer.

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Photo of Unclejesse33
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of LoveStout
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of jeffswebb
2.88/5  rDev -25.6%

The Great Dismal Black IPA from O'Connor Brewing Co.
3.87 out of 5 based on 193 ratings.
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