thegreenrooster (2971) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a black with a large tan head. Aroma is deffinatly a fresh pine hop. Flavor is at first a dark roasted malt then comes a nice pine hop and some chocolate left on the tounge. Of all the black IPAís Iíve had this one fits the bill the most. Pleanty of hops with roasted things going on in the backround.
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good hoppy black beer. Good hops, Amarillo gives it orange taste, its a little strange with the malted chocolate malts, drinkable but not as integrated as you would think. Dark black, a little retained head. Hoppy aromas.
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with decent, tan, creamy head / Nose of roast coffee and cocoa / Light to medium body, chewy, a little watery, with good balance and good finish / Somewhat weak flavors of burnt coffee, caramel, grapefruit, and dried pine / Needs work.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle provided by Huhzubendah. Thanks, Matt. Served in a tulip.
Pours near black with a fairly-good off-white to tan head. Mild lacing and a thin cap. The nose brings forward some slight roast as well as a bit of hoppy character--mostly a bit of pine. Some toasted malt in the background as well. Nothing really seems to gel here. The taste follows along the same lines. Thereís some roast and thereís some pine, but I donít really get anything coming together. The finish has something off with a very strange dryness. A bit too much chocolate for the style. The finish is a bit astringent. I liked their brown much better; something about this one just didnít really work for me.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-04-2011
TheBeerGod (4901) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black bodied with a tall, dense, dark brown head. Aroma is piney with roasted malt, citrus fruit and floral hops. Taste is big citrus and pine atop roasted malt, light licorice, and floral hops. Citrus oils and pine resins in the body along with medium carbonation and a medium full overall feel. Ends with more big citrus notes, strong floral hops, pine notes, grapefruit juice and roasted malt.
swoopjones (4890) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at Coles, Buffalo. Darker brown black pour. Great citrusy piney hop aroma with roasted maltiness. bitter almost harsh flavor. Decent flavor but hard to match that aroma.
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, bottled March 2011. Pours dark red and brown, nearly opaque, with a 2.5-finger foamy brown head that collapses slowly to leave a rocky veil. Aromas of roasted cocoa, chocolate and dark molasses, earthy twigs and bark, pine, and funky fruits. The flavor is cocoa and bitter chocolate, light vanilla, bitter pine, and citrus. A fairly hop-forward example of the style, compared to some others Iíve sampled. Lingering bitter grapefruit accompanied by fruity, almost plummy malt. A little warming, dry, with low to medium carbonation; an easy drinker. Pretty tasty! 
ansermadide (1407) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep, dark brown color with a reddish glow, this beer has a muted hoppy aroma that is almost perfumy... almost piney. An interesting, yet yummy, hop profile. An extremely bitter flavor right as it hits the tongue... almost like a bitter coffee. The slightly offensive bitter flavor turns me off a little - over-roasted. Has a wet, awkwardly bitter finish.
wedgie9 (1661) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 4/7/11 from a bomber bottle. Pours clear, almost black, amber with a thick beige head that recedes to rocky lace and leaves some residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is standard black IPA with burnt caramel, resin and herbal hops bitterness, along with some toasted notes. The flavor is dark chocolate, burnt brown sugar, along with resin and herbal bitter hops. The body is full with average but stinging carbonation and a long burnt brown sugar and resin hops bitter finish.
obguthr (3311) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ash and whole orange aroma. Clear mahogany, thin tan head, good lacing. Charred oak and ash flavor with subtle lemon zest hints. Tar notes in the end. Nice mouthfeel. Hops are sparing or drowned out by the patent malt.