Ratman197 (12544) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small laating tan head. Aromas of charcoal, rye, bakers cocoa, grapefruit, light pine and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, charcoal, bakers cocoa, pine and light grapefruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering charcoal finish.
slowrunner77 (8987) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 8, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Gaaaaaaa. Shoulda looked for a date! Bought it for the name, though most of the JJ beers I’ve had have been below mediocre. This seemed liked it might have been ok, a few months ago. Cardboard and rye not a great mix. Bitterness, but no hop flavor or aroma. Oh well...
I learned my lesson.
DrNosha (1322) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz Flasche aus Las Vegas. Tiefe rotschwarze Farbe. Cremiger Schaum. Der Duft ist eine irre Mischung aus Röstaromen, Schokolade, Kaffe und bitterem Hopfen. Der Geschmack ist erst röstig schokoladig, dann schön bitter. Sehr gewichtiges Bier!
BlackHaddock (5636) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
27th May 2015: on tap in the Surfside Tap Room, Oceanside. Black body with Ruby hue around the extremities, the head off white and lasting. Both the nose and taste were citrus with a rye bread malt feel. Decent enough, but I do not know much about rye malt so difficult to say if this is good or not. I thought it fine.
djkickz1 (1) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a surprisingly fruity black IPA. Tons of it.
Pours a nice black color
great flavor of hops and malt throughout entire glass.
dez1974 (8) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy and fruity black IPA. Tons of it. Also a tad creamy with some significant kick of hops as well.
rosenbergh (9667) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. 7.2%. (White Cross Liquor) Las Vegas, NV.
Dark reddish brown colour with a small to mid-size frothy light tan head.
Mild roasted malt, liquorice, dryness, hops and mild bitterness in the aroma.
The flavour is roasted malt, sweetness, herbal notes, hops, mild bitterness and some medicine notes. A bit messy.
Ibrew2or3 (7910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured up on tap at the Gilbert W.o.B. where it exhibits clear copper body that supports a tan head. The aroma offers up candied citrus, roasted malts and then a mild tangy earthy rye sort of thing. The taste is . . . what is this? Wow, I get soft lemon and lime sweetened by malts and then roasted malts, modest pine hops and an earthy sort of nutty sort of tangy rye bread mix moving forward. This mix is different. It leaves a modest pine to earthy to citrusy to roasty sensation lingering well into the after taste. Interesting.
Dogbrick (10707) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Khoury’s in Henderson, NV. Brownish-black color with a medium light beige head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and hops. Medium body with flavors of chocolate malt, piney hops and subtle spicy rye. The finish is roasty malt and resiny hops. Above average overall.
WillRunForBeer (1993) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting goblet at Khoury’s. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is pine and grain and fresh multigrain bread. Flavor is dark caramel, rye spice, pine, pineapple, citrus hop. Pine bitterness in the finish.