Cory (372) - , California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2014 Bottle. Fresh baked bread, funk, rye grain up front with notes of chocolate, dark roasted malts, and medium level hops on the finish. This is beer somehow takes two brewing trends (Rye and black IPAs) and turns them into a great beer.
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650mL bottle. Pours thick black with an off white head. Aroma is absolute stunning, loads of peach, nectarine, grapefruit as well as a hint of dark chocolate. Resinous piney note also come through after it has sat for a couple of minutes. What an amazing start to a beer. Creamy mouth feel with medium carbonation. The tropical fruits dominate the amazingly complex flavour with resinous piney taking a back seat. Earthy charred notes from the malt also play a role. What a stunning beer.
Vaiz (4332) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home. Black pour, rocky tan head. Aroma is huge roasted, chocolate, coffee, licorice, spices and floral hops with some resin. Flavor is bitter roasted and hoppy, smooth and creamy. Perfect balance and huge body, while still very smooth. Amazing brew.
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ CBC 2013 [ Red Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Clear medium red - amber brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, fruity - berry, wood and chocolate notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hoppy, malty, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber into tulip. Bottomless oily black; stiff sand-colored head. Stunning interplay of pungent PNW hops, spicy rye twang, and nuances of tobacco and woodsmoke. Sweet and roasty malt flavors, sharp citric/piney hop, some almost-tropical fruitiness. Slick and filling mouthfeel, cut by the zing of hop/rye/CO2. Crazy delicious; one of the most satisfying beers I’ve ever had.
TBone (16196) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@RNH. Dark brown-ruby color, small steady brown head, lace. Piney hoppy aroma with some toasty notes. Front has caramel and coffee, perhaps hints of caramel too. Finish has piney hoppyness. Nice and balanced.
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours black with a lovely tan head head that holds well. Nose shows piney hops, some roasted malts and maybe even a little citrus. Wow taste is lovely! Roasted malts and piney hops dominate first up, with a bitter, almost caramel like finish. Slight spiciness from the rye too. Great black ipa! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
zvsn (1678) - ISRAEL - NOV 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Black IPA tasting in Beer&Beyond shop. Pours dark brown with a nice mocha head. Aroma of citrus hops, pine and light roastiness . Taste - moderate sweetness, citrus fruits,roasted malts, coffee, caramel, nice bitter finish, complex and well balanced flavors. Medium-bodied, creamy texture. Very good.
GIJOE (1084) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours jet black with a foamy off-white head. Nose is hoppy and malty. Taste is beautifully balanced sweet malt and floral hops. Full body, mild carbonation. Excellent brew!
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NachlamSie (3294) - 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.