swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black IPA, imperial porter, hoppy stout??? Whatever it is this was real nice. Chocolate and roastiness. Piney bitterness. Very balanced hops and roasted maltiness full bodied and full flavored. Very nice
AWISLguy (2320) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Dicarlo/Arminetti, batch 121. Pours an opaque black with a foamy tan head leaving nice drops of lace. Aroma has chocolate, grapes, citrus and coal with some pine. Taste is of black patent malts, chocolate, sweet caramel and some bitter citrus (oranges and grapefruit). Medium bodied. Finishes more bitter than sweet. Nice combination with the choco-caramel malts and the citrus. Ultimately could have been smoother and flowed better.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber at rbsg. Pours black with a half finger dark brown head. Aroma of roasty chocolate and coffee with loads of orange citrus. Taste follows suit. Roasty to start with citrus on the end. Full bodied with a slightly creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, awesome. Another homerun from 18th street.
portableparty (2273) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBSG. Pours brown black with a sudsy khaki head that lasts. Aroma has good citrus piny nose with faint roasted malt. Taste is more bitter hops and roasted chocolate malt to round it out. Palate slick and dry.
TheHOFF43 (2014) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is dark brown with citrus, chocolate and roasted malts aroma.. Really a cool bipa
BVery (9284) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bomber. Deep brown pour, tan head. Lots of orange citrus hops. Very good beer!
alexsdad06 (8432) - Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle shared by beerpig317. Pours dark brown in color with a small off white head. The aroma has some roasted malt, dark chocolate,citrus, herbal and resiny hops. The flavor has a strong roasted malt and dark chocolate base; hops are resiny, citrus and earthy. Seems more like a porter they top hopped, but still decent overall.
ICEatALAMO (1276) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour is black. The aroma is a malt and hoppy blast. The taste is very earthy and has some bitterness in the end.
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HonkeyBra (4018) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a big black color with a medium tan head. Aroma of pine, citrus, strong chocolate and roasty malts. Flavor is strong, lots of hop notes, focusing on citrus and pine. Lots of chocolate malt and roast notes as well. Thick, creamy body. Finishes hoppy with a touch of alcohol. Impressive for a new brewery.
rxeight (2396) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber into glass. Black pour slight tan head. Aroma is pine and rye hops. Taste has rye ipa, pine and spruce hops, some coffee and a hint of chocolate. Great mix of ipa and stout in this one. Mouthfeel is a bit thin but this is a great black ipa only behing wookey and maybe dubhe.