elihapa (1532) - 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 (4544) - 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 (297) - 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.
ration (2009) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
130712. Tap @ APEX. Pours black with a nice head. Aroma hops, fruits, roasted malts. Slightly dry finish. Well balanced. Not Bad.
olio (7367) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Apex, Portland.
Pours pitch black color with small head. Aroma of dark toasted malts, ripe fruits, hops and caramel. Flavour of fruits, hops, mandarin, toasted malts, toffee and cafamel, mild rye present also. Bitter fruity palate.
jredmond (6073) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2012 Bottle. Pours a deeP black with nice thick head that dissipates into creamy brown lacing. Aroma is super fresh, spicy skunky hops. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of roast, smoke and light fresh hop.
mike12da (75) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUL 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice deep rich brown color, not quite black. Huge aroma of everything you would expect: rye, malt, and hops. One of the best smelling beers I’ve ever had. Taste is outstanding, though I wouldn’t mind a bit more punch to match up with the aroma. This is a beautiful beer.
SudsMcDuff (6682) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
been wanting to try this, never had a bad FW .. . lots of dark roast and dark rye .. . look at my face! .. . deep and tasty, smooth mouth .. . one of the best black ipa’s around! .. . . Did he gamble away all of his last-place winnings?
jstraw (1943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with good, creamy, beige head / Fresh nose of weed, citrus, and pine / Medium body, light on the tongue with the bright hops and rye spice, great balance and bitter finish / Flavors of cut pine, roast barley, grapefruit, rye spice, and weed, with a hint of caramel / Outstanding.