Strykzone (5003) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Hayduke. Thanks Ron! This pours nearly black with some red and has a nice beige head that leaves some funky lacing. The aroma is full of bright hops that are citrus with lesser pine. Nice! After about three sips I am sold. This is perfectly balanced with those hops and the malts that should get an Academy Award for Best Supporting. There is some spiciness that resembles anise. That is usually a deterrent for me but here is is fantastic. This is creamy and smooth in the mouth and the flavors just pop. What a wonderful beer.
77ships (4128) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml. bottle sampled @ Firestone Walker Tasting. Thank you! Ruby black, thick mocha. Smell is mocha, light hop, dark rye bread. Taste is bitter dark rye bread, roast, mocha, grainy, caramel, hop is only light here. Lightly fizzy, grainy. Good but could have used more hop presence but that might be just because this one is probably an older body.
ElManana (274) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with beige head. Aroma is roasted, chocolate, hops. Taste is fantastic. Roasted very well balanced with the hoppy character of an ipa. Hints of coffee, chocolate, malt.
liquidhedonism (92) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle from John?s Marketplace in Portland, OR. Aroma is roasty and nutty, with hints of coffee and burned caramel. Mouthfeel and taste begins a bit sweet and creamy, and finishes bitter and slightly astringent. It was a little dry for my taste, but despite needing some more residual sugars, this is a pretty great beer!
julesjis (72) - Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12. First sip was like a grainy, pungent bitter punch in the face. I quickly recovered and found lingering flavors of dark roasted malt, piney hops and burnt coffee. Definitely had to ease into this beer.
hopwine (350) - Bend, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mango, melon, faint rye, pine, citrus and soft roast build into a long finish. Hard to find anything wrong with this.
Chadski4 (119) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Piney hops aroma which then transitions into very complex flavors of roasted malts and bitter resin hops. Subtle coffee finish. Very, very enjoyable.
mstrcrwly (294) - New York, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber poured into a tulip glass..dark brown pour with a fluffy off white head..aroma of citrus,pine,roasted nuts,spices..spicy,bitter,smooth taste..excellent.
remice (40) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bus chez Simon H,trouvé à Chincoteague Virginia, début août, délicate mousse charmante ce collent sur le verre , arôme de café,noix,amande,malt grillé,léger aspect de lime , lové d’un pamplemousse subtile, au goût grosse amertume avec le coté café grain torréfiés, mais fruits tropicaux également , final sèche mais . velouté ,voir crémeuse. une note de pain,café expresso italien mais en même temps tellement bien balancé... final sèche, avec une mince chaleur très timide..mais si réconfortant ,trop bonne , sérieux , une black ipa c’est ça..
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice roast, fair amout of hop aroma. The balnce of hop bitterness and dark malt bitternes was fantastic. Great bubbles ansd mouthfeel. 22 oz bomber.
ZacM612 (159) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, almost black with a pale tan head. Intense hoppy, piney aroma with some floral notes. Malty flavor with a slight hint of chocolate. Pleasantly bitter, but 80 IBU, really? Feels lower than that.