bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of grass, pine, nuts, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, pine, grapefruit, caramel, and chocolate.
argo0 (11165) - Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Cola-brown body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some nut, light chocolate. Light-medium body, some resin.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: May 14, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: creamy tan head, scattered icy lace
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, light caramel sweetness, citrus hops
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, plenty of hops, lots of citrus, earthy, piney hops is the only sign of sweetness, big long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Hazy dark brown color, bright white head. Aroma of grass and hay. Taste is very roasty coffee grounds. Not bad.
Tmoney99 (9965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Poured a clear brown color with an average creamy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee, citrus and floral aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium roasted coffee sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex brew.
Ratman197 (8844) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, nuttiness, grapefruit, light orange zest and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, grapefruit, orange zest, pine and light earthiness with a crisp dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.
daknole (8328) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brownn pour, light beige head. Nuts, chocolate, roasted malt, and some very light coffee notes in the nose. Flavor is up front malty with nuts and coffee hints...finishes with the perfect bitterness. Really nice stuff.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Deep brown/black appearance with a big brown head. Somewhat piney/earthy, lightly bitter hoppy, a touch nutty but mostly a roasty caramel malty aroma. Again, the earthy hoppiness plays a big role in the flavor along with a toasty malty, moderate caramelized taste with some earthiness on the finish. Not bad but I’m not too impressed.
Drake (7836) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Bottle Revolution in Raleigh. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, nutty notes, peppery hops. The taste is citrus, herbal and peppery hops, chocolate, stone fruits. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness, average carbonation. Nice beer.
BMan1113VR (7770) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Batch #2. Pours with a hazed deeper brown hued body with a large tan head. Aromas are of hops and coffee. Lots of tangerine, pine, grapefruit, citrusy hops and decent fruity esters. Macaroons, roasty, leather, grassy dry hops. Flavors are bitter, surprisingly mild roast yet strong coffee, chocolate, grapefruit, citrus and grassy hops. Pretty much a black IPA with a touch less body and a bit more roast. Bready malt, carbonic bite and a hint of smoke. Very lively bubbles, dry, medium bodied. Very similar in roast to a Black IPA I’ve brewed a few times. Good.