fiulijn (15356) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at la Cave à Bulles, Paris, courtesy of Brendon
Black color with brown rim; medium sized compact head. The aroma is very hoppy, pungent, resiny, piney; really wonderful. Lean body; it starts with a mix of roasted malt and dark chocolate, then resiny hops bitterness, finally. Long roasty final.
Very good, unbalanced nevertheless.
Dedollewaitor (14110) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Bandlys Blålys, Odense 2012. Pours nearly black with a small creamy head. Roast, pine and grapefruit. Dry and bitter. Crisp. Smooth and dry.
Travlr (13428) - 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.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, light smoke, chocolate, and grass. Flavor of roasted malt, grass, herbs, and smoke with a dry, bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle–pours a rich foamy brown head with trailing lace and black color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/chocolate, pine/resin. Taste is dark malt-roasty/chocolate, pine/resin. Soft/OK carbonation. Full body.
Tmoney99 (11092) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear black color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted and produced fair lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted malt and hop & alcohol aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer.
Ratman197 (10220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber picked up in Oklahoma City for me by DenverLogan (thanks Logan) poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a lasdting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, grapefruit, pine and skunk bud. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, grapefruit, pine, tangerine and light tropical fruit with a crisp dry bitter lingering roasty citrus finish.
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black Friday tasting. Man this was a nice brew! Pours a dark brown color. Tan head. The wonderful mix of hops and dark malt is awesome in this brew. Alcohol is well hidden. Bravo!
jtclockwork (8958) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black. Tan head. Nose and taste of thick black licorice, hops and roast chocolate malts. Nice, full mouth feel.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle thanks to unclemike: pours a mostly opaque black with a stringy-lacing light tan head. Has a lightly sweet dark caramel malty nose with lots of fresh resiny hops. Starts with good fullness and sweet dark malts with a healthy amount of crisp piny bittering and flavor hops before a drier bittersweet finish with lingering hop notes. Well balanced and flavorful.