thirdeye11 (5730) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bomber) clear medium red with thick soapy tan head. Nose of chocolate malt, citrus, chocolate cracker and pineapple. Taste of chocolate malt, orange, well balanced in general and a creamy linger.
p1meatloaf (252) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought bomber in denver and opened in San Diego into pint glass. Looks quite black. nice off brown head. smells of darkness and pine. Tastes at first of a round thick dark maltness followed closely by some hop flavor and a bit of bitterness. Malt is a bit stronger on the balance for this bottle but none the less still a quite tasty beer that i want another of if i could find it in SD. overall 7.5 of 10.
SSSteve (3905) - - AUG 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. pours a deep brown, almost black, with a large, foamy tan head. nose has a good mix of floral and juicy citrus hops coming through. no real darkness in the aroma. the flavor is still hoppy for the most part. i get some chalky cocoa notes and an odd funky tone deep in there somewhere towards the finish. it’s not as "dark" flavored as the appearance would lead you to believe. really nice floral notes. overall, it drank perty good.
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a brown head. Nice hoppy aroma of citrus. Taste is roasted malt and hops. Low carbonation, ok taste. Leaves a pleasant aftertaste.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, hops, pine, resin, slight citrus, fresh-cut hops, light grapefruit, and a little roasting. Poured brown/ruby in color with a huge, creamy, dense, rocky, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of small particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, pine, light roasting, light caramel, and citrus. Thin, tingly, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, pine, resin, roast finish is dry.
EithCubes (5192) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Nose is huuugely hoppy; leafy green floral notes with strong pine and medium citrus. Caramel and roast and light coffee. Dark brown/Coke pour with a large and rocky light brown head. Taste is very bitter and faintly astringent, somewhat brutal roast with no soothing chocolate or darkly malty tones to ameliorate. Thinnish body with minimal warming, there’s palate scraping with low mineral tones and aggressive, not-so cheery hops. Sharp and slashing rather that layered and juicy, enjoyed but not too fond; appreciate the cold efficiency of the ice queen, but wouldn’t want a second date. Note to folks in the marketing department: the possessive "its" has no apostrophe.
Leafs93 (1823) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is citrus, roastyness and florals. Taste is sweet with very minimal bitters. Just ok, felt a little unfinished
AmEricanbrew (6181) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with light tan foam. Mild floral, dry black malt aromas. Light to medium bodied. Decent lightly sweet caramel, chocolate, pine sap flavors, drying finish--
HonkeyBra (3653) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bomber. Dark brown near black pour with a tan head. Aroma of pine, citrus, strong resin hops. Lots of roast, chocolate and coffee as well. Flavor is roast, strong pine and citrus hops, with a wave of chocolate. Flavor is balanced, smooth. Medium bodied, finishes roast and chocolatey. Not a stunner of a Black IPA, but drinkable.
rubbishystuff (1965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2015 Jet black almost. Very smooth. Hops fade quickly and bitterness sometimes seems to come as much from the black patent malt as from the hops. Not bad at all but it just didn’t gel well. Serving: Bottle