crazyvin (1911) - New York, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kind of disappointed with this one. A dark body with a white head that had some retention and even less lace. seemed watery. Aroma had some nice roasted malts, thinking medium roast coffee. Hops were mainly citrus hops, grapefruit. Coffee notes came through as expected, reminiscent of medium roast coffee. Hops seemed to of set this a bit, grapefruit notes seemed to conflict with the roasted coffee malts leaving what appeared to be a astringent quality. Finish was slightly dry.
argo0 (11351) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Medium tan head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, roast. Taste is medium sweet, roast, some earthy, chococoffee. Light-medium body, light effervescence. Not hoppy enough for a Black IPA, but decent enough porter.
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am happy to have a local brew to rate for my 100th rating! Bomber from Merrimac Liquors. Poured deep brown/ black into a perfect pint which allowed just a touch of light through. Half inch light brown head disappeard into the murky darkness and left some decent lacing. I get alot of sweet malt on the nose with some aroma of mild coffee and smoke. Faint hops in there somewhere. Immediate sweetness from the malt quickly turns into light char and a pleasant dry, hop finish. Not too complex for the style, but relatively easliy drinkable. Really nice balance between the roast and the bitterness.
bbbeer (584) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with beige head. Aroma roasted coffee and grapefruit hops. Medium body. Flavor mostly roasted malts and there is some hops in the background but they are not predominant. Flavors are nicely balanced and work well together, maybe a little thin overall though.
AirForceHops (2990) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Julio’s Liquors for $4.29 after Wild Six discount. Nice deep black in color with lasting foamy beige head. Nose is nice roasted malt with citrus and pine hops peeking through. The balance of roast and hops is quite nice. The flavor is what I look for in this style. Chocolate roasted malt, coffee and just the right amount of citrus hops in the finish. Roast and hops linger just a bit. Texture is lightly creamy with a medium body. Pretty respectable brew!
beerjo (3) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty tastie brew. My bubby bought it and didnt like it,And I tried it and Liked it so we traded. Nothing too fancy, But tastes like it was brewed with love. Nice smooth creamy kinda coffee and vanilla flavours. I am liking it more every sip :D Very drinkable
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle, purchased at Pier Liquors - Wakefield, RI. Toasty and minty hop aroma, light and fleeting. The flavors get more rich and deep. This is balanced and clean. The dark part of the base tends a little on the bland side of things and the hops are a little reigned in, I think. It’s a clean, balanced beer with a decent body, I just don’t think the flavors really pop for me.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A 22OZ bomber. But mine is labeled as a indian dark ale. I believe this is the right place to rate it. black beer with brown edging and a tan 2 finger head. Aroma is pine and very faint zest. Taste kicks in with chewy chocolate and ice coffee with cream. Finishes a light bitter. A solid black ipa
Foxbush (1258) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was enjoyed at the Offshore Ale House in Oak Bluffs. The dark ale was a pleasure. The roasted malt was the initial aroma that you detect. The taste of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate are present. The ale poured a deep black with a nice head. The smooth finish had some bitterness at the end. The IBU ’s for this ale were 55. If you are visiting the Vineyard this microbrew pub is worth the stop.
Lubiere (9790) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear brown ale with a thin moka head. In aroma, a nice herbaceous hops, resinous and smooth. In mouth, a dark nutty malt with smooth British hops, ligh coffee notes, quite nice. On tap at Boston Beer Summit, April 16 2011.