DocLock (8421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from MC Hammer, otherwise known as Dr. of Fermentation Engineering Matt Capone. Pours blacker than black (I want my baby back), with minimal clingy khaki head. Nose is huge piney resiny hops, roasty dark malt, plum. Tastes roasty black patent malty, somewhat charred, with mid-palate resiny hops. The IBUs continue until the finish, taking top billing from the malt somewhat. As it warms, more resiny piney hops emerge, with the malt maintaining a solid balance.
PhillyCraft (3800) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours a dark brown color with small to medium khaki head. Excellent lacing streaks. Aromas of roasted malt, smoked wood, cocoa, caramel and citrus from the hops. Taste is smoked malts, spicy wood, grapefruit, and coffee. Light carbonation with a medium body. Had a slight bitter ending but mostly smooth and warming.
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from Capones. Pours dark brown with thin mocha head and solid lacing. Nose of floral, piney and citrus hops, with roasted coffee notes. Taste of grapefruit and pine with a smooth chocolate and roasted coffee finish. Pretty smooth somewhat thick mouthfeel.
hopdog (9642) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown with a smaller sized tan head. Aromas floral hops, pine, chocolate, roast, and citrus. Tastes of chocolate, pine, citrus, caramel, and floral hoppiness.
adrian910ss (2412) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a dark cola with a medium sized beige-light tan head. Aroma of roasted pine, charr, malt, chocolate and grapefruit. Taste of pine tar, roasted malt, chocolate, grapefruit notes and light charr. Very nice.
TheEpeeist (3499) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a pocked tan head. Nose is spruce, mint and black coffee; subtle, sweeter chocolate and caramel. Silky medium body with a numbing buzz. Taste is big and bold dark chocolate, pine, grapefruit, coffee and iodine. A bit too much of everything but they do call it an Imperial; new style?
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 65 cl. Pours a cloudy opaque dark brown with a dense and creamy beige head leaving quite some lacework. Sweetish roast with an edge of citrusy hops. Rich body, sweet roast, a little chocolate and a discreetly bitter finish. Delicious - more malty than hoppy I’d say. 130712
TheBeerGod (5506) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - courtesy of GandGKevin! Black pour with a short, dense tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, pine, citrus notes, wet hops and dark chocolate. Taste is big pine and wet hops, citrus, roasted malt, dark chocolate, herbal notes and hints of chocolate mint. Body is medium-full with a moderate, creamy carbonation and an oily feel. Lingering hop bitterness throughout. Ends with more roasted malt, dark chocolate, mint notes, herbal hops, floral hops, pine and citrus fruit. Damn tasty!
alexsdad06 (6749) - Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Jeremy. Pours a vary dark brown color with a small beige head. The aroma has roasted malts, black coffee, a splash of chocolate, but is more about the earthy and resiny hops. The flavor has a nice blend of roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee with the earthy, spicy and resiny hops. This definitely fits the definition of a double black ipa. Pretty drinkable, hiding the abv well.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bomber from Herchick poured into a tulip. Thanks Bob! Pours black with a thin ring of dark tan head. Almost looks like a porter. Aroma is malt oriented - Mainly chocolate and coffee but with a good dose of spicy hops. Taste is light bitter. Starts off with citrus and pine hop bitterness but ends with a wallop of dark roasty chocolate. Full bodied with a thick and creamy texture. Soft carbonation and a long finish. Overall, awesome. I think I could drink this everyday!