phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
1pint 6oz bottle. Pours black and frothy. Fruity aromas with hints of chocolate notes, a new dimension for IPA and Porter lovers. I can imagine the complex thought that went into this beer. Malty, citrus, spicy and hoppy...excellent!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured into a goblet. Pitch black pour with thick khaki head. Hops fill the nostrils. First sip tastes of burnt malt then shifts immediately to sweet resiny hops. No doubt a giant malt backbone, but it’s the hops that entice my palate. Slightly charred malt & bitter hop finish push this towards the top of my list for black IPA’s. Well built beer!
Aniela (3537) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a small beige head. Berry, pine, sweetish, rye, chocolate, hoppy and fruity aroma. Hoppy, tart, pine, rye, fruity and bitter flavour with some coffee notes.
Dr_Fellini (792) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark black with a moderate, but dissipating deep tan head. Aroma has hints of piney, citrusy hops mixed well with toasted and burnt caramel, and a small hint of alcohol. Taste is a very well balanced hoppy and coffee-like bitterness with a mild sweetness. Full body with oily mouth feel. Roasted bitter notes last in finish. Excellent beer.
allfreej (553) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a foamy light brown head. Great lacing.
Spicy hop nose. Caramel malt undertone but the hops dominate.
Rich caramel malt. Very assertive bitter hop finish. He hops are spicy and a little grassy.
Medium mouthfeel with a medium high level of carbonation.
Very enjoyable. The hop bitterness overshadows the maltiness and the alcohol doesn't really jump out at you.
---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.
coreyc1221 (275) - Truckee, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smells chocolaty and a little creamy with some light prune or raisin undertones. Black black color and a short lived brown head. Sweet jesus that’s a good taste.Nutty and cream with raisin or licorice and wood after taste. This is surprisingly smooth. I would drink this with, well, just about anything. Steak, dessert, fuck it, a cracker. Great job Firestone!
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a great beer to celebrate rating #1000 of California brewed beer.
22oz bomber pours with a mahogany head supporting a dark tan head of foam. The aroma offers a mix of malt sweetened dank earthy onion to garlic like hops mixing with citrus and a bit of dark roasted malts. The taste is similar and rich and I can really sink my teeth into it. I get firm citrus hops and dank garlic hops that mingle seamlessly with a dash of pine hop bitterness and a light degree of dark roasted malts. This comes together beautifully and the more I try it the more I want. I’ve had this over and over again and just could NOT get myself to take down notes and capture the experience. So this time I am despite the poor note taking execution here. I love this stuff.
YouveGotAle (4) - Cypress, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The rye, malts and some floral jump right out of this bomber when you open it. I continue to get these smells as I poor into a glass. The color is a solid black with a tight bubly cap. The taste has a peppery rye taste nicely balanced by malt and the hops of a double IPA. This beer will not let you escape noticing it. As I continue drinking a pleasant companionable booziness pervades. I can’t wait to circle back around to this one.
gringo332 (569) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber, pours a beautiful midnight black with a light tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, rye. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, and piney hops finishing very bitter, yet smooth and somewhat dry. Pretty solid.
Borup (7626) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at CBC 2013.
Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of spcie, roasted malt, chocolate, hops and fruit.