djd07 (2912) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Jen. Pours a dark brown with beige head that diminshes quickly. The aroma is roast and raisin. Medium mouthfeel with rich malt and light hop with sweet finish. Good
umich03jm (1572) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber thanks to soonerchamps. Pours near black in color with a big frothy head that fades slowly and leaves some minor lacing. Aromas are burnt toast, cocoa, pine, charcoal, and light smoke. Taste starts with a burnt sugar sweetness and finishes with a fairly strong bitterness. Burnt toast, ash, and pine are big here. Hints of cocoa or chocolate sometimes. Long burnt, hoppy finish. Meidum body, light creaminess in the mouthfeel. Really good Black IPA.
jsquire (3337) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a dark beer with some brownish highlights when held against the light. Thin off white head. Nose of brown sugar and hops. There is lots of brown sugar sweetness with toasted bread and a nice bitter hop flavor that coats the entire thing.
Ratman197 (9014) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott!) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, charcoal, earthiness, pine and light grapefruit zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, earthiness, charcoal, pine and light grapefruit zest with a smooth dry lingering bitter roasty finish.
Stevesie (292) - - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Expected dark color with strains of pine puncturing the aroma of roasted malt. Big hoppy taste with smokiness pushed to the back. Remarkably clean finish for a Black IPA. Another winner from Dead Armadillo.
Bricktop86 (514) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is dark grains some chocolate and light pine. Taste follows nose
deyholla (5958) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has a good amount of roasted malts and dark grains with a bit of earthy pine underlying. Flavor is similar with strong roasted malts and dark grains up front that mellow slightly to allow a finish with a bit of bitter/earthy pine.