Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A dark red-brown beer with a huge brown head. The aroma has notes of citrusy hops, grapefruits, caramel, sugar, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, grapefruits, malt, caramel, and nuts, leading to a bitter and dry finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from State Line. Insert joke about juvenile beer names here. Dark brown pour, slightly oily looking and a sticky cafe au lait head. Nose is fairly soft for the style, with bits of resin and ground bean and some citrus. Mouthfeel is full but not as sticky as I’d anticipated. Flavors are muted overall, with some Hershey w/almonds in there along with espresso, lemon rind, and a nice bitter burst in the finish.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared bomber purchased at Norm’s. black pour with ruby highlights and a 2 finger off white head. citrus bitterness with a big presence of roasted malt. medium body - well carbonated. big roast and lemon / orange citrus bitterness. thins a bit. big roast finish with a lemon bitterness. semi-dry finish with a lasting bitterness with lingering chocolate.
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown, opaque, 2 finger beige head, good retention. Aroma is chocolate, marshmallow, biscuit, pine, hint of citrus. Flavor profile is dominated by chocolate and pine resin initially then biscuits and roasty bitterness sets in. Body is medium, creamy, with avg carb, dryish finish. Overall, aroma lacks the hoppy nose of a proper IPA but bitterness (similar to old coffee) somehow still overdominates the palate.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine (Tucson) - Pours a deep brown color with a one and a quarter finger thick light tan head. Very light lacing. Aroma is pine, floral, and citrus hops and some toasted caramel malt. Flavor is pine and floral hops, some esters, and a touch of roasted malt. Finish is fairly bitter. Medium body. A pretty nice Black IPA.
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle: Pours black with a thin off-white head that disapears to the perimeter of my glass leaving nice lacing. Aroma is hoppy and roasty. Flavor is roasty and hoppy with hints of coffee. Creamy texture finishes with a mild bitterness.
TroyNYC (31) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark with a thin white head. Got quit a bit of citrus aroma but the first sip wasn’t al that fruity but after a couple of sips the fruit came out. Really great balance with very little alcohol. Did get the a little chocolate on the finish but the finish is also a bit watery.
beernovice39 (3038) - Montana, USA - JUL 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Scent is roasted malts, dark chocolate and hops. Taste is rye, dark chocolate with a dry bitter finish.
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine - very hoppy with a hint of toffee and licorice. Dry, hoppy and bitter flavour with a touch of roasted malt. Lasting pine hoppy aftertaste
bhensonb (9827) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Half Time. Pours black with a creamy 2-finger tan head. Aroma has lots of fruit - including citrus - with some fairly chocolate malt in the background. Med body. Flavor is pretty citrus, and there’s enough hop that the malt doesn’t come through very strongly. Some chocolate seems to pop up in the finish, but this is hoppy and bitter stuff. Might even be a hint of anise. Or not.