thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bomber thanks to Mora2000) clear medium brown, ring of creamy tan bubbles. Nose of chocolate malt, brown sugar, bitter citrus. Taste of grapefruit, chocolate malt, more bitter than balanced but a nice creamy body.
beachbum25 (1084) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap @ Specific Gravity, Salisbury Md-Dark brown pour w/a moderate head. Burnt malt aroma. Started out w/a little bit of a stout flavor, some roasted malt/caramel, but that was soon overwelmed by a very bitter hop flavor. These two flavors just did not blend well for me, gave it a burnt malt flavor which I just didn’t enjoy. I enjoy a nice balanced IPA, even a Black IPA; this isn’t it. Long bitter, burnt finish.
rocbyter (1831) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty and hop aroma. Clear amber color with a large brown head. Mild sweet being with a sweet and hoppy finish.
zdk (1789) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle brought to Joe’s goodbye tasting - dry caramel malts, piney hop and floral notes. Dark chocolate, licorice. dark and dry with an astringent finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a deep black body with a tan head, light lacing and thin head retention. Roast y hoppy body light citrus, roast y coffee tones, and a sweet hoppy body. Thin bodied with a fresh grass and citrus body with a mild tangy floral tones. A solid black IPA.
blklab2007 (1777) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft at the gingerman poured a dark brown in color with a thin head. aroma has loads of hops, darker malt but not so roasted, and some chocolate. mouth feel is light and there is low carbonation. flavor has a nice roasted base but the hops are the show here. citrus, medium bitterness, chocolate, and some nuts.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of mora2000. Clear ruby red color/ tan head. Grassy, pine, mild chocolate aromas. smooth mouthfeel. Nice caramel, floral hop flavors with mild chocolate, medium roast malts.
notalush (4459) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a fizzy dark brown - kind of looks like cola - nose of black malt, roast, chocolate and underlying green hoppiness - moderate carbonation in the mouth - starts with moderate chocolate and a fairly strong roasty character, tasting a bit like black coffee - a bit of caramelized sugar and char - strong hoppiness arrives through the middle and lasts long into the finish - the bitterness compliments the roast at first, but becomes astringent by the finish - a moderate acidity develops that amplifies this - decent, but startst to fall apart at the end.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and citrus. Flavor of grapefruit, light pine, caramel, chocolate, and roasted malt.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to mora2000, nutty brown amber with hoppy roasty aromas, flavors of roasted nuts, coffee and caramel