PackPride (112) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a moderately dark color with a white head that quickly disappears once poured. There is a nice aroma of hops, alcohol and some minor floral notes. Tastes of medium bitterness, nice residual flavors reside on the palate. Overall not bad, but not my favorite black IPA.
ryanfolty (1831) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
January 19, 2013 - bottle shared by BVery. Dark brown pour with huge head that lasted. Strong citrus hops in aroma with some roasted malt. Taste was consistent but had some piney hops as well. Very nice for the style.
BVery (5966) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Surdyk’s. Very dark pour with a huge fluffy head with great retention. Citrus hops - and an aroma that reminds me of a lot of Jolly Pumpkin stuff. Crisp but balanced. Good beer.
fiulijn (14315) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - 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 (1885) - 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 (321) - 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 (3533) - 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.