DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep red brown color. Aromas of coffee, barley, woodiness. Roasted grain palate with a fairly bitter finish. Medium body. Slight dark chocolate note up front as well.
chinchill (1799) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
“Vintage 2013” served in a snifter. The very dark brown body, nearly black in the glass, is covered by a thin and fragile, light tan head. The head soon reduced to a ring but left decent lacing.
Smells like an IPA with extra sweet malts. Its rather floral, and more roasted malts come out as it warms.
The flavor reflects the hops, the sweet malt, but also plenty of dark roasted malts. Floral, spicy and citrusy hops flavors with a little earthy and tropical fruit flavor. Nice finish and aftertaste with hops and dark roasted grains in good balance, and a mild bitterness.
M: The body was medium; medium+ amount of carbonation lent some crispness.
O: A milder, gentler, better balanced black IPA.
ESBob (357) - Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap. Pours a nearly opaque black. Aroma is a combo of toffee and coffee. Light malt and toffee in the taste. Smooth finish. A nice brew!
Panzuriel (1298) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black Hatter Pours a rich black brown with a very small head. Nose is very lightly of malted barley with a medium roast and just a hint of touch of pine hops. Taste is a faint hops at the beginning which resolves quickly into a nice roasted coffee malt richness. Finish more like a dry stout than an IPA. Very interesting beer.
Cybercat (3277) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep, cool sable with a very thick and rather persistent tan head. Roast malt aroma has notes of hops, wood and caramel. Flavor echoes the roast malt and hops of the aroma, but not as strongly. Maybe this was not their best batch. Texture is fairly fizzy, but a tad thin. Still, a good job. Let it go to your head (but please call a cab!)
alobar (2762) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cola brown with an aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and pine. Roasted malt, pine resin, chocolate flavor with a decent hop bite. Nice beer.
BVery (6103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Happy Gnome. Very dark pour with a sticky foamy head. Pine resin, creamy texture, with a roasty edge. Very nice black IPA.
akoeninger (415) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased a bomber. Nice dark color with some red highlights nice tan head. Piney hop aroma with a roasty, toasty side. Clean, balanced beer with an earthy hoppy flavor that ends with a hint of roasted malt. Solid black ups.
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574deadzone (1027) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours nicely black with ruby highlights and a tall, rocky khaki head that settles slowly and leaves some healthy lace. Nose initially presents ashy roastiness which gives way to a clean, earthy pine hop note. Pretty sweet flavorwise, and touch less bitter. Medium-full body, softer carb, creamy, with a toasty bitter finish. A solid brew, but not especially hop forward as one might hope. More toward a hoppier robust porter. Still tasty, though.
Thudstrum (18) - - JUN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchase/. Solid black IPA, not too bitter, not too effervescent. Will buy again.
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