fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JAN 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from CoOp Bellingham, WA
The bottle is gushing a bit, quite a rare event for American beers and for this style; it has therefore a very large head, but rather compact, beige colored, while the beer is dark brown nearing black; nice lace too. The aroma is a nice combination of black coffee and resiny hops, with an impression of citrus fruits. The mouthfeel is dry and smooth; good flavor of roasted malts, without excessive burnt character, and well integrated with a quite strong bitterness, and loads of soft hop resins and hop oils; long final.
Very drinkable; excellent example for the style.
hiphops82 (3) - Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Good dark color with a large not overpowering hoppy aroma. Nice caramel head. Nice balance. One of my favorites.
Trev (1769) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bomber: brown pour with a thick tan head.
Aroma is woody, nutty, vinous and somewhat sour. This beer off?
Flavour is sourish fruit, nutty dusty chocolate.
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mlmeeks (46) - Winona, Mississippi, USA - DEC 10, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12. oz bottle. Pours with a thick brownish head that does last. Looks dark brown in appearance, dark but not opaque. Aroma of roasted grains. A little chocolate. Some hop aroma. Tastes sweet up front. Bitterness in the end. It was OK.
vegasron (5) - sANDPOINT, Idaho, USA - DEC 5, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Not a big fan of black IPAs. However, this one comes across more like an IPA. At 6.9% ABV you’d expect a jolt but the balance overcomes the higher ABV. Love the appearance and nose. The dark roasted grain does does not dominate the flavor like a lot of black IPAs
improvjock (312) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and hops. Taste is slightly sweet up front, but has a slight bitterness in the finish. Flavor is of roasted malts, mocha, and dark chocolate. Really tasty!
kidmartinek (2965) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big black beer with a 3 inch frothy head. That head settles, as they all do, but stays frothy. The aroma is stiff and musty bitter and reminds me of damp malt. The flavor is rich and bitter roasted malt. The mouthfeel is full, smooth and has a bitter finish.
kevobutler (18) - USA - NOV 10, 2012
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Aroma- smells terrible for an ipa. Definitely an aroma present, but smells atypical of northwest ipa’s.... More like a damp, mildew filled basement or something.
Appearance- looks nice, not black... Dark brown with a tan rocky head.
Taste- offensive to my palate. Maybe this was infected or something. Phenolic, plasticy... These terrible off flavors cover up anything that may be good underneath.
Palate- lacking in body and way over carbonated. Slightly astringent.
Overall- I can hardly believe that this is a commercial beer. When I saw the score of 90, I was floored. This beer is a drain pour. The only reason why I drank half of it was for these tasting notes. I seriously want my 4.50 for the bomber back. Awful!
rcasta (778) - EL SALVADOR - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
buena birria, mi estilo. no le doy mejor puntaje porque el foam que hace aburre para tomarla
Chuckchandler (8) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012 does not count
2.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Weird aftertaste, bad aroma. I say it smells like cat poop, the wife says dirty rodent litter. Taste is ok, if it were not for the smell i might drink it again(but only straight from the bottle to spare my nose)
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