Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of big pine notes, dark chocolate, black licorice, and a hint of grapefruit. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small beige head. The flavor starts with a quick dose chocolate and caramel. The finish has some pine and vanilla. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a soft mouthfeel.
ICEatALAMO (1299) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Super hoppy nose. Pours a very dark brown, but not quite black. The taste is nice and smooth, exactly what I expect from a black iipa.
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GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted chocolate aromas. Chocolate and hop flavors. Medium bodied. Good lacing. Overall a very good black IPA.
scrubfish (46) - Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber, Black as advertised, coffee and leather(?) notes on first sniff, big coffee and chocolate notes on first sip, half finger head with a vigorous pour, pancake appearance from above with some big bubbles, medium body, not much on the finish. 8.8 ABV is well hidden. I would prefer a BIPA to a IBA.
Gription79 (2802) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber thanks to Amy. Poured dark black with minimal head. Tastes like a hopped up brown porter. Sweet caramel malts, slight roast, huge American hop profile. A nice BIPA.
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours almost black with a tan head. Aroma is hops with toasted malt and coffee. Taste has nice hop bitterness, espresso, toast, and chocolate. Medium to full bodied. Very nice.
Headbanger (3803) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle 5/20/12 (Binny’s Downer’s Grove)-46° in Shaker-Pours black with a two finger tan head. Aroma of hops, roasted malt, and a little coffee. Taste of the same with more hops and coffee coming through. This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and quite delicious.
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Binny’s Arlington Heights. Pours near black with tan heas. Aroma is awesome with fresh hops, citrus pine, chocolate, and roasted malt. Flavors of sweet chocolate. sweet roasted malts, pine. light citrus, and light bitterness. If this beer had more hop bitterness it would be great. For a black IPA this is pretty solid.
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color with a tan head and lots of lacing. Aroma of piney hops and roasted malts. Taste is very hoppy with roasted and some chocolate malts. Finishes hoppy and roasty.
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours black with reddish hues when held to light. Creamy dissipating one finger head. Aroma of some earthy hops and dark malts, maybe some faint bitter dark chocolate. Medi bodied. Tons of chocolatey flavor slightly offset by some Hoppiness. This is quite impressive. As you get more into the beer, it becomes a lot like hoppy chocolate milk, which I love.