Ratman197 (8822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, charcoal, grapefruit, earthiness and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, grapefruit, earthiness and light pine with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering roasty finish.
DCLawyer (1289) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber->SA. Deep brown with frothy khaki head. Aroma: pine hops, citrus, sweet malt. Taste: bitter hops and roasted malts, with chocolate notes. Decent.
rayOfBeer (651) - El Cerrito, California, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: brownish-black pour with large light tan head. Aroma is chocolate with roast grain and a subdued piney hop note. Flavor is dusty bittersweet chocolate some toasted grain, light pine, and grapefruit bitters with alcohol making a statemen in the background. Not as smooth as I hoped and the flavors do not gel completely; different from any other beer I have had.
Leafs93 (1573) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep dark brown with an off white almost ashy head. Aroma is citrus, pine, coffee and roast. Taste is sweet with a smooth tempered bitterness throughout. Medium bodied, slick and smooth. Alcohol well hidden, drinks much lighter.
CampesinoTino (712) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Appearance is a dark brownish black color with a cap of tan foam. The aroma is mostly pine and citrus with mild roasted malt notes in the background. The flavor starts out with grapefruit, orange rind and tropical fruit along with some bittersweet chocolate, toffee and charred malt. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation and a piney, smoked finish.
Theydon_Bois (6304) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at APEX PDX, 26/05/13.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a thin light tan head.
Nose is light roast, hops, sugar, cocoa, tropical fruit notes.
Taste comprises bitter grapefruit, pine, brown sugars, hops, cocoa dusting.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, light hop bitterness and subtle roast in the finish.
A decent enough CDA but not top draw.
zizzybalubba (1301) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Y-not Pizza, Chesapeake, VA. Dark brown pour with a short off-white head. Aroma of tangerine and pine. Flavor is a nice blend of espresso, piney hops, and citrus. Beautiful lacing that coats the glass. An outstanding black IPA.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle: Pours a mostly opaque black with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet dark malty nose with lots of fresh resiny hops. Starts with pretty good fullness and clean dark malty sweetness with good piny hop bitterness and flavor before a drier bittersweet finish. True to style and enjoyable.
alobar (2583) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a beige head. Excellent lacing with an aroma of chocolate, pine, roasted malt, and citrus. Roasted malt flavor with chocolate, pine, and some hop bite. Creamy body. Well done.
natejgood (387) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark but still relatively clear. Nice beige head with large bubbles that lasts a while. Nice aroma of citrusy hops. Hoppy with a hint of sweetness. Not quite as crisp as Racer 5 but probably more flavor. Dark and flavorful all around. Good beer.