HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
May 11, 2012 - bomber shared with me and blankboy courtesy of B. Mostly opaque ruby-black with a smallish frothy/rocky tan to light brown head. Aroma is resin, light coffee, mostly grain, some alcohol - nice (7+). Taste is really smooth, a tad metallic for a couple of seconds, but that fades out, what is left is mostly deep roast and herbal/resin bitterness. Slick mouthfeel, average body and carbonation and it finishes medium-long, medium-bitter - canít get over how smooth it is - nice one!
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a creamy tan head. Roasted grain bread and citrus hops aroma and taste with a hoppy finish.
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. black with one finger head. very solid black ipa with rich malt body and very nice crisp hops.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to a generous soul for sending this bottle my way. Served in a tulip.
Pours near black with a good off-white head that sticks around for a bit. Very thin cap and a good-sized collar hang around throughout. Lots of spotty lacing. The nose brings some earthy and piney hops along with a good dosing of roast and some slight chocolate character. The flavor doesnít have quite as much hop character, but thereís a nice bitterness to round everything out. Thereís a touch of rye, though Iím not sure I could have picked it out had I not known it was there. Medium body with good carbonation. Roasty bitterness through the finish. Solid brew.
Serving type: bottle
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bomber shared with Strykzone on Facebook Char as again we each opened the same beer 1,500 miles apart. This is an emerging style that is challenging some brewers as it is not always that good. This one is a winner. It poured very dark tending toward black with a huge creamy tan head and gorgeous lacing rings. The bubbles were very large and it was fun to watch them burst. Gorgeous pour. The nose is very rich, with chocolate, light roasted coffee, and anise.. Some hop citrus aromas drift up as well. The body is medium and the mouthfeel is exceptionally smooth and creamy. The flavor is loaded with chocolate and perfectly roasted malts, and brings on endless flavor changes in the mouth including ripe dark fruit and a ton of rotating floral hop flavors that make it the IPA it is. The finish shows IPA bitterness and some resin character. I am sort of hard pressed to describe everything that was going on here because before I knew it the bottle was gone and I was wanting more. A real winner of a beer.
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Savnac: Poured black with a light brown head. Aroma is nice hops, roasted malt and light chocolate. Taste was gritty hops, roasted malts, and soft chocolate. Finishes spicy on the tongue.
tkrjukoff (4306) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with a nice creamy lacing head. Aroma is a bit soapy hoppy roasted. Flavor is nice hoppy citric bitter malty roasted a bit chcolate tones.
IrishBoy (4113) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from a little market here at our hotel across from Disneyland. Nose is slightly charred rye toast, with hints of nuts, floral, and vanilla. Black with a medium, heavy lacing beige head. Flavor is lightly bitter with some notes of roast and sweet. Nice to drink after a long day of walking and riding big rides and the bomber was the same price as a small glass of Karl Strauss at the Beer Kart in Disneyland.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super awesome black ipa, bomber from whole foods, rich dark ipa, roasty, piney, kickass
BillKismet (3866) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black forest body topped with a perfect, browned, hop-pocked, cream head. Spicy and prickly nose - probably a combination of PNW hopping and assertive rye. Rough black malt notes. Acrid ash notes with definite bitterness. Dry, bitter, and charry finish. The hop bitterness grows more distinct with each sip.