jkwood04 (5261) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a shaker. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, light beige head. Aroma of roasted and pale malts plus a little chocolate, floral hops, and some dough-like notes. Flavor the same, with not a lot of hops for a black IPA, but a nice blend still. Average texture. Not a bad beer.
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Oswego Grille. Light (for a dark ale), refreshing, malty, with small hop presence. Easy to drink.
Imaena (2177) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber @ Cannon Beach. Nice lightly roasted Black Ale. Good malt hop balance.
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CHUDNW (28) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Been kinda chasing brews like this. Schwarzbier kinda malt profile, with a nice chocolate thing going on. Finishes pretty dry. They’re billing it as a dark beer for beer-wienies. It’s a very mellow brew, enjoying it with some football and cheese.
Fatehunter (2214) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Finger of head, black colored body.
Smell is roasted malt, burnt wood and chocolate with good balance.
Taste has a great roast malt flavor with a little sweet bite.
Fizzy texture. Moderate carbonation and medium body. Slightly sticky.
A pretty good black ale.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Thought this used to be in the Schwartzbier category. Light roasted malts and a hint of coffee. Lacking any kind of India Dark Ale bitterness. Medium to thin lager-like body with a lot of carbonation. Clean finish with light sweetness.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has some wheat like character and metallic notes. Has a very tiny amount of roast and has a rather light mouth feel, bleh.
Gription79 (2806) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Notes of chocolate, chemicals/cleaner, fruity, smoke. This is not easy to drink, flavors are all over the place.
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Clear, very dark, crimson ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. The nose is very subtle, but I am finally able to pick up some nutty malts and dark berries. Medium-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is sweet and fruity with minimal bitterness. Finishes crisp, but sweet as well. Drinks a bit like a lager. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!
Ratman197 (13100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poureda clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, plum, raisin, earthiness, citrus and light cocoa. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, earthiness, fruittiness, light smoke and light cocoa with a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingering roasty fruity finish.