Travlr (13411) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear maroon brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of bright pine needles covered in chocolate and dipped in coffee. Taste is dark bitter cocoa powder, bitter coffee.
radarsock (1000) - Vermont, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2013 $4.99 at M & M Beverage Center. 1 pint 6 FL OZ bottle. To snifter, it pours a mahogany deep dark brown, with a trim sudsy, vanilla cream ringed head half a fingernail in length. Aromas of sawdust, limes, asphalt, young French oak, guava, black liquorice, Bible paper, cedar, white grapes, and vitamins. Tastes the same only with the addition of hops, sweat, tin, and salted butter.
Ratman197 (10216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, charcoal, pine resin, earthiness and dankness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, earthiness, charcoal, pine and light grapefruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering roasty finish.
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a dark cream head. Chocolate and grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light darker malts. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine linger with light darker malts.
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black-bodied and decent head. Emanating a pleasant blend of medium dark roastiness that is not too rough and PNW hops with a moderate pine and citrus influence. Right on for the style. Nice flares of roast and hops that work a wonderful synergy on the palate. Balanced and tasty.
maekchu (2291) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Deep. earthy hops in aroma, becomes quite piney when swirled. Dark translucent brown. Dirt and coffee initial / very rich roast malt in mid / buttery, malty finish. Medium body. A very substantial, meaty, dark, and dirty BIPA. Very good.
Alexmestas (29) - - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really thick, almost Guinness type head. Malty toasted flavor with a sharp hop bitterness.
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ericdevin (901) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from 16 Tons, Eugene. Pours dark, semi-opaque. Light head, aroma rich and malty, toasty and just a little bit resinous. Medium body, finish is roasty at first and surprisingly long and resinous. Really opens up as the beer warms. A very subtle example of the style in terms of IBU and ABV, but not too shabby overall.
bobkramershow (3) - - FEB 9, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
More emphasis on the black, less on the IPA. A nice drink, regardless. Good deep roasted malt with a lively but bitter finish. Mmmm
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. from Central Market. I’m not sure I get the whole fascination with black IPAs. They rarely ever seem to do justice to either side of the equation. This is a perfectly serviceable CDA, but I suppose not my cup o’ tea.