UncleKorm (582) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber bottle poured black hue with thick creamy tan head long lasting and excellent lacing. Aroma of roasty malts, pine, citrus hops and earthiness. Flavor is complex, chocolate malts, hint of sweetness before the pungent hops and pleasant bitter on the finish, a nice, flowery, herbal component and lasting dryness, hints of coffee, earth, wood and faint berry with a perfect level of roast. Creamy medium-full body. There is a lot going on with this beer & a lot to be enjoyed.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from dodgy Wyoming beer store. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Big hop note son the nose. The hop flavor on the tongue is balanced by the malt. Clean finish. Nice.
iguanodon (74) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a bit of red when held up to the light, almost black. Thin brown head that disappears quickly. Aroma is roasted malt, citrus, stone fruit. Taste is malty, sweet at first with a bitter finish. Some alcohol in the finish, a hint of cough syrup. Mouth feel is a bit thin.
jake65 (2514) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Very dark brown with a thick tan head. Nose is ripe with hops; citrus and florals. Light chocolate and some roast. Very nice. The flavor is hop forward with mostly florals competing with a roasty background. Citrus and cocoa are again lightly present. Very nice.
trujahwarrior (461) - Monroe, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours a dark black with a medium tan head and leaves good lacing. Smells of citrus, roasted malt, and chocolate . Tastes of all the same things I mentioned above with a good coffee taste and a big hop kick. Mouthfeel is medium with a dry finish. Overall this is a very good cda and deschutes did a great job all around.
jcos (1414) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave on Friday, September 7th.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with light brown head.
Aroma: Aroma is roasty, faint hops.
Taste: Nice amount of roast, faint coffee, some hop but not as much as expected.
Palate:Medium light body.
Summary: This was a really solid black IPA, not as hop forward as some others of the same style.
beerbastard (631) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Its Black with a thin head. Roasty malt, almost coffee like, with Northwest style hop aromas. Very tasty burnt roasted caramel semi sweet malts giving away to very flavorful Cascade hops, but still backed up by big malts. Clean dry finish. Very good!
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super dark, pitch black, brown head...looks like an imperial stout. Has more robust malt than most IPAs. There’s a lot of chocolate and rich roasty malt but also a strong hop profile, particularly on the back. Bitter refereshing finish that’s well balanced and very enjoyable. Great dinner complement or single beer night option.
Martinus (2619) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colour, beige head. Fruity aroma, malts, roasted malts, hop notes, citrus and madeira. Quite sweet flavour, light bitter, lots of coffee. Finish pronounced black coffee.
(From 66cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Wilrijk. Courtesy of Travlr? Thanks to who brought this!)
tderoeck (4012) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11/VIII/2012 bomber bottle @ RBBSG - BB: n/a (2012-919) Thanks to Travlr (?) for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, irregular yellow to beige head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: mocha, heavey caramel, bit of chloride, hoppy, bit floral. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: some mocha, coffee, bit herbal, little metallic, bit watery. Aftertaste: bitter hops, metallic, some mocha, caramel.