drcboehm (94) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle. Nice color and smell. Definitely my favorite beer I tasted this year. Hop in check. Very balanced and delicious.
hombrepalo (1929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown black pour with tan head and lace. Resiny hops, light chocolaty roasted malt. Roasted malt, resiny hops, a hinto sweet on the start with a dry finish. Medium body with smooth carbonation. A hint of watery finish. Pretty good beer.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt anf fruity hops. Taste is WOW! Best Black Rye PA. Roasted malt, Rye citrus hops- Tasty as hell. Can’t even notice the 8.3%. Best $6 bomber I ever bought. Great aftertaste and mouth feel.
ccex (1057) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle pours black with a decent and lasting khaki head & rings of lacing. Smells of piney and citrus hops. Aroma includes lots of roasted malts, some chocolate and anise, and of course the hops. Taste is sweet with a dry finish. Medium body with mild carbonation. A very well-crafted black IPA, and as good as any I’ve tried so far.
Billybarool (4) - Northeast, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Disappointing aroma. Muted. Nice flavor. Nicely balanced. Lots of piney hops and roasty chocolate notes.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Foxbush (1483) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2012 Draft beer at the Stone brewery. This was recommended by a custoner next to us at the Stone brewery bar in Escondido. This is quite a brewery that i will describe later. The black IPA poured a deep black with a creamy tan head. This was a wonderful beer experience and an outstanding IPA. The bitterness was balanced and ended well in the finish. The small tan head stayed with the ale and the carbonation was soft. Great beer in a wonderful brewpub. Enjoyed a bomber in December. The rye adds a zesty feeling in your mouth. This a special beer with a complex finish that leaves you coming back for more.
ekstedt (5905) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (bomber), courtesy of rlgk. Black with large beige head. Huge hoppy aroma with itrus, pine, dark berries, and spicy menthol supposedly from the rye. Some roasted chocolate aromas in the background. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is deep black with a lasting, pillowy off-white head. Looks superb. Aroma is new to me and a joy - Hops. rye, straw, frass, orange citrus/zest. More citrus in the flavour and more of that hop/rye combo. Delicious.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Alewife: Pours a near opaque black with a khaki lacing head. Rich bouquet- rich resiny hops, (chinook?) with a hempy note. Some very subtle dark cocoa under the resiny hop richness. A hint of anise as well. Nice silky body- softly carbonated. Rich flavor, balanced. A hint of soft roast ( dark cocoa) provides a solid malt base to hold up the huge resiny hop character. Bitter, rich oily hop resins- earthy with a long finish of American west coast hop oils and a dark chocolate roast undertone. An outstanding black IPA.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Not sure where I got it. Pours a clear dark brown color with a large creamy brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big spicy rye notes, floral and herbal hops, almost green, and chocolate malts. The taste is chocolate and roasted malts, citrus and rye. Medium bodied. Quite tasty.