Zeswaft (1370) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The flavors really shine on this when it warms up. Aroma is roasted chocolate malts, pine and grapefruit. Perfectly balance between stout and hops. I really dig this. Had it on tap and now i’m drinking a bomber. Big fan.
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Whole Foods. Clear, root-beer colored pour with a short tan head having good retention and leaving heavy lace. Nose is slightly chocolatey mixed with citrus and grass hops. Medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation. Chocolate, pine, coffee, grapefruit, grass and walnuts. Finish is medium and dry, with more bitterness and coffee. Not my favorite Black IPA: too heavy and too coffee, but still it’s well done and well worth a try for those favoring the chocolate/coffee school. For my money, the More Brown Than Black collaboration and the Armored Fist from Boneyard are much better.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with brown edges, big creamy tan head has great retention. Aroma of mostly malt, some citrus. Taste is more like a hoppy Porter than a CDA, the hop that is here is mostly piney and resinous, which competes with the burnt malt taste. I prefer the hop profile in a CDA to be more floral and tropical. This is not a bad beer, just not my taste. Would have been better without the roast or without the bitter hops. Nice thick texture and full, smooth carbonation.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bomber from Whole Paycheck (well, the beers prices are pretty good actually); vey dark brown and not quite black along the edges wih creamy light tan head; heavy dry roast on the nose with some light mango and orange peel hops; ashy and very bitter on first sip; cascade and maybe simcoe hops; malt profile is a little on the light side; dry, bandaidy finish; dry orange peels and light roast; decent, but I like my black IPA’s with a bit more body than this one
bpreo (1612) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark and hoppy. This is a very nice Black IPA that could still afford to gain 2-3% more abv.
PapaSkeetSkeet (808) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, thin head. Garnet when backlit. Aroma of lucious hops- citrus and pine. Flavor is juicy floral citrus and some sweet malt nectar. Minimal coffee roast for the color. Medium body. Yummy, yummy, yummy...
BK7 (733) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber and on tap. Roasted malt up front mixing with sweeter malt flavors in the background. Strong hoppy pine and mild bitterness. Nice finish. A very tasty India Dark Ale.
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Adam! Pours a clear deep brown with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice pine note with backing toasted malts and dark grains. Flavor with some roasted malts and dark grains with a really nice pine hop note.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with an off white head. Quite thick at first, but it dissapates rather quickly. Full bodied, nutty palate with some hop-bitterness which is rather evident throughout. A good example of black IPA and excellent with Thai food.
crackedmachine (471) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown, nearly black, with a foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, earth, and pine. The flavor is very smooth yet full. Roasty, chocolatey malt mingles alongside mildly bitter, piny hop flavors. Lingering, semi-bitter finish. Very drinkable, but over the course of a pint the bitterness builds on the palate, masking some of the roasted malt character. A nice example of the style.