brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
wow, holy crap. I didn’t think that black ipa’s could be so good. wtg. firestone walker, even if you did star on bachelorette
laiti (5703) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at APEX, Portland
Aroma is rather nice with roastiness, vanilla, resin and some raspberries. Flavour has ash, licorice, resin and some roasted notes. Dry finish. Balanced and good!
bleeng (1526) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to Jimmy. Dark black with a small white head. Hoppy, chocolate nose. Taste has a slight medicinal flavor and the alcohol hits you head up. A little chocolate flavor with a nice thick malt profile. Great body.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep mahogany/onyx with a nose of roasted hops, smoked grapefruit, and light roasted nuts. Flavor is roasted strawberry with orange rind bread and toasted grapefruit. Average mouthfeel. I like the nuances in this one.
jtclockwork (8491) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paul’s. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of dry cocoa, rye, roast coffee, roast black malt, resin and pine. Medium body.
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Paul’s. Dark brown pour. Aroma is strong of ethanol and dark chocolate. Hot astringent flavor with tootsie roll notes. Bitter rubbing alcohol finish with chalk and chocolate malt. A bit off with the rubbing alcohol. I don’t really like this.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
5/10/12 notes: draft. Dark pour with pillowy white head and lacing. Aroma is sharply perfumy hoppy elements of spicy mint, flowers, pith and smoke. Flavor is toasted, charred malts walloped with spicy, leafy hops. Flavor intensity is robust, approaching Stone 15th, but not quite. Really fantastic stuff and a delight to drink, if not necessarily to quaff.
vtafro (3489) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with tan head. Pine and herbal spice hop aromas. Citrus forward with earthy and grassy hop flavors.
jmadway (8) - - JUL 13, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber on a Friday afternoon at the house. Never met a FW beer that I didn't like, and this is no exception. Hoppy like an IPA, but not overly hoppy, which does not work in a black IPA. Nice malty balance, which defines the best beers of this style.
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gwpom (296) - Akron, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One bomber, pours dark and thick like a stout... damn close to a stout with a creamy thick head. The rye is a nice touch. Enjoyed this a lot.