Fatehunter (1205) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good finger of tan head. Dark brown body.
Smell is distinctly a spruce tree. There’s a tree in my glass.
Whoa, taste is a big serving of spruce and lemon bitterness. There’s the smallest bit of roasted malt in the background.
Medium body, low to moderate carbonation.
A good drink, but be ready for the assault of bitter flavor.
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with jackl. Dark brown color, beige head. Aroma has decently balanced roasted coffee grounds and light pine. Taste is bitter and roasty. Not bad.
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour thanks to Travlr. Deep brown pour with a small head. The nose is pretty mellow. More malt-forward than expected. Coffee cake and pain au chocolate. Some spruce tree. Taste is hoppier than suggested in the aroma. Spruce and orange peel. Ashy roasted grains. Slightly acidic and hot on the finish. Substantial, oily. Solid.
dmac (4004) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Ed. Aroma is solid, sweet chocolate, cream, cola, dark toast. Nice body, medium with average carbonation.Flavor is semi sweet chocolate, dark toast, chocolate malts, cola. Good stuff
Ed5388 (2089) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz waxed bottle from hawgwild on HBT. Pours a dark brown/almost black color with a small foamy light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, herbal hops, and old citrus. Taste of burnt toast, cardboard, pine, citrus zest, chocolate, and caramel.
Beergeek23322 (2260) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5/6/2014. 22 oz. bottle. Black with a creamy tan head. Roasted malt aromas with pine, citrus and hops. Chocolate, hops and spicy flavors with a long dry finish. Awesome!
rdixon77 (686) - Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cool beer - great name and bottle and excellent black ipa. Dark brown pour. Great mix of pine and coffee in the nose. Taste was well balanced and interesting parts of pine, lemon, cocoa, and coffee. High carbonation and full bodied. Worth a try for sure!
BOSSbrewer (1634) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up a bottle in Talequah Oklahoma. Pours dark brown with a thick very creamy tan head. Almost looks like nitro. Aroma is hoppy with some roastiness. Flavor tastes like a good ipa with some roast instead of caramel. I don't generally like the style but this one works pretty well. Medium bodied and finishes dry.
artmcd8 (1607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of slight pine and roasted coffee. Tastes slightly sweet to start with an intense hop bitterness at the finish. Medium body and medium high carb.
Hair6a11 (1356) - Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; Pour is murky brown with a very nice, fine bubbled, two finger khaki head into this glass. It retains well here, with fine cobwebs present. The nose is nice as well ; roasted coffee bean, chocolate malts, and piney hops are present as you’d expect. It works better than some, I believe. I found the flavor profile to be slightly more subdued than I’d like. Bittering pine initial, roasted coffee and chocolate moving forward, with modest caramel rounding it out. A lingering bittering rounds it out - its just lacking heft in the center.
umich03jm (1952) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber thanks to soonerchamps. Pours dark brown with a small creamy head that fades to a ring and leave nice oily webbing. Aromas are roasted malt, cocoa, grapefruit and flowers. Taste is very roasty with dry cocoa, lots of grapefruit, and some caramel. Finish is very floral, piney, and bitter to mix with the dark roast and cocoa. Medium to thick body with a very creamy mouthfeel. This is basically a hoppy, thick stout and I really enjoyed it.