NachlamSie (2536) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber bottled on September 20, 2013 from Keg Liquor. Been waiting to try this one as I like basically everything from Firestone Walker. Pours very dark with a well formed khaki head. The aroma is great. Nice pungent citrusy hops with a subtle dankness highlight a spicy rye aroma with a suggestion of whiskey. The flavor is solid. Great hop presence. I could use more hops, maybe I guess, but I do really like what they’ve done here. There is an assertive citrus bite and it’s very apparent, but doesn’t quite explode. The malts are clean and add perfect balance. Delicious rye notes mix with dark chocolate and there is a constant earthiness. Very good beer.
Itzjerm (905) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent black ipa. Aroma is a pine forest taste Flavor is the same with nice carbonation and sweetness
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wcaiv (1) - - NOV 11, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious. I prefer IPAs with meals, but this is a great standalone sipping beer.
rederic (2790) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle, pitch black color, with a thick pillowy tan head, with a mild yeasty, chocolatey, floral leafy, grassy,piney hoppy nose, with some toasted, caramel, roasted, rye malt, mochaish, faint espresso coffee accents, with some subtle molasses, mint, burnt toast notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, chocolate cake, mild coffee, mocha, flowery leafy, grassy, piney hoppy character, with some minty leaf, molasse, light chocolate, roasted, toasted, rye malt, faint espresso flavours, leading towards a warmth, yeasty, dark bitter chocolate, roasted, black, toasted, caramel maltiness, coffee, lingering leafy, grassy, piney hop bitterness finish.
sudomorph (267) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 650ml bottle. Pours a very, very dark brown with a one finger, off-white head. Big fruity hops aroma paired with roasted malts, and a touch of booze and rye.Taste is roasty and bitter with a touch of alcohol at the end.Medium body and carbonation. Light, creamy, and bubbly mouth feel with a dry finish.Overall very nice. A pleasure to drink. Great aroma and mouth feel. Awesome.
Beergeek23322 (1693) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
5/29/2012. 22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Citrus, roasted malt, caramel and pine aromas. Hoppy flavors with malt and fruit showing through. Excellent beer.
jdb288 (133) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I can tell why this one has won so much praise. Love the rye and crisp hop flavors here. So well balanced.
merc7186 (1472) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head, Decent Lacing
S: Rye, Dark Mildly Roasted Malts
T: Rye, Mildly Roasted Malts, Mildly Bittering Hops
M: Great Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Semi Bitter, Mildly Drying
Overall, a really good dark rye beer with a bittering hop character.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sticky aroma of rye, toffee, chocolate with some citrus and floral notes underneath. Taste is big and boozy with rye, dark roasted malts, coffee and citrus with a moderate bitter finish.
gdubu493 (17) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pint poured @RFD in Washington, DC. First choice from their menu tonight and glad I made that call. Everything a black ale should be; drinkable and leaving you wanting another.