jtclockwork (8965) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose/taste of resin, pine, cocoa, roasted malt and grassy hops. Medium body. Finishes with dry pine and dark roast bitterness.
jmohno (1139) - Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown with red hue underneath, with thin head,good carbonation.
Aroma has maltiness with hoppiness .Some chocolate and roast maybe but more of a general fresh maltiness.Some subltle dankness herbal /spice and hoppy.
Taste is similar hoppy malty at first but disappers quickly and cleanly toa chaulky dry bittering.Sessionable has a nice piney bitter that goes with a smooth chocolate roast linger at the end
Nephilium (1418) - Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Vintage 2012) This beer starts off with a nice pine hop aroma, which fades to a roasted aroma after several minutes. Pours an opaque black, with ruby highlights when held up to the light, and with a full off-white head. The roasted notes pop up, and are then overpowered by a rush of pine hops, which then fade, and allow the roasted malts to appear again. A bit lighter in the mouthfeel and palate, then I prefer. Overall, this is a nice addition to the Black IPA family, and something worth trying.
umich03jm (2183) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2013 Pours a very dark black color with a thick tan head that lingers a long time. Spicy hop aroma to go along with some roasted malt. Taste is fairly bitter, spicy, earthy, and roasty. Mostly smooth finish and the earthy hops linger a bit. Could use some hops but it’s a nice smooth black ipa.
Travlr (13511) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Allmost completely black, thick brown head, solid lacing. Aroma of cocoa, coffee grounds, light pine. Taste is roasted pine and espresso. Nice body.
mansquito (3581) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Whole Foods, P St DC 650ml ($5): Pours dark brown with a long-lasting off-white head. Aroma is straight IPA: citrusy juicy hops. Taste is hoppy at the front and it sustains throughout. The roast does not come in very much. The body is pretty light and it does not feel like you are drinking much at all. The hoppy and roasty aftertaste lingers for quite a bit. There is a general undertone of porter throughout, but it is not particularly powerful. This is an OK Black IPA, but it is really not that good.
demitriustown (1092) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber: Aroma is a very nicely hoppy, with the slightest bit of malts in the backing. Mostly citrus, grapefruit, and pine are in the initial scent. Appearance is a clear brown with a medium tan head that doesn’t last for long. Taste has got a little bit more of the malt characteristics, a bit of roasted malt, but there is a big prevalent hop note as well. Palate is nicely carbonated, with an aftertaste of lingering bitterness. Cheers!
gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours dark brown wit lots of lasting foam. Aroma is of dark malt, bitter hops, and plums. Taste is a disappointing combination of bitter metal, followed by more bitter, and then more metal. Dark malt notes pop in throughout, but overall this is an uninspiring brew with little notable taste. Not impressed.
adnielsen (9481) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks Jetson! Dark brown appearance with a light brown head. Charred dark malty, a bit smoky, light tar, piney, a bit fruity, odd aroma. Tangy, charred, roasty malty, a bit fruity, organic hoppy flavor. Not good now and I can’t imagine it was much better fresh.
ICEatALAMO (1002) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 2011 vintage. It pours dark with little head. The aroma is mild, with only a little hops coming through. Taste is just average with some hop bitterness in the aftertaste.