IrishBoy (3688) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Ross. Nose is roasted malt, light pine resin, and a hints of smoke and coffee. Pitch black with a medium, lightly lacing, beige head. Flavor is nicely bitter with some roasted coffee and a hint of smoke. Finishes with light bitterness and pepperiness.
beernovice39 (3038) - Montana, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours a dark brown/black with a strong tan head. Scent is roasted malt and floral with a hint of chocolate. Taste is hops and roasty with a bit of rye?. Very tasty
peteinSD (1180) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Sam - thanks! Black pour with a chunky tan head and sticky lacing. Aroma is light, dry roasted malt, a bit of chocolate, minimal pine, and hop bitterness. Taste is a roasted malt backbone with oats and light chocolate and a complimentary medium hop bitterness through the finish. This hop component seems to take a back seat to the dry, roast character and works well for me. Even mouthfeel with appropriate carbonation. Good beer.
bhensonb (9837) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bruisin’ Ales. Pours dark brown with a 3 finger creamy/foamy tan head. Aroma is roast malt, tingling hop and chocolate in that order. About med body. Flavor is bitter burnt malt, chocolate and floral/citrus/earthy hop in that order. It’s doing a bit of ring lacing, and the hop stands out firmly in the finish. Very nice.
jcos (1356) - Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on May 8th, 2012.
Appearance:Pours black with red head.
Aroma: Aroma is mostly roasted malt.
Taste: Medium high bitterness, roasty, some malt, more bitter leaning.
Palate:Medium body, smooth.
Summary: An interesting black IPA that is more aggressive hop-wise in balance than others.
dbarnold (1106) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very enjoyable. Pours dark, opaque brown with brown head, lots of lacing. Palate is roast, pine, resin, slight chocolate. Finish is hoppy and moderate in length. medium weight to the body. Complex flavor that I found quite satisfying and fairly refreshing.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pPitch black with a medium, lightly lacing, beige head. is roasted malt, light pine resin, and a hints of smoke and coffee. Pitch black with a medium, lightly lacing, beige head. Flavor is nicely bitter with some roasted coffee and a hint of smoke. Finishes with light bitterness and pepperiness.Flavor is refreshing, thought the dark portofolio requests.
BMMillsy (964) - Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown into my tulip with large dark beige head. Roasted grain and pine abound from the nose with some raisins and grapefruit mixed in. Nice crisp hops up front with a surprise chocolate flavor. Lingering roasted flavor. Thr hop-to-chocolate profile here borders on porter. But too much bite for that. Pretty rich but maintains a crsipness through medium-strong carbonation and finishes dry. I think this is very well done, and I am pretty mixed on black IPAs. I would drink this again for sure.
hman43 (156) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It is a blend of chocolate, citrus, raisins, and grapefruit in the aroma. It is black with a medium brown head. It has a strong coffee flavor with medium bitterness. There is also grapefruit with other citrus flavors. There is also a hint of raisins.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, 10th rating for this beer? I figured it was more common than this. 22 oz. bottle. Got it in a trade with emacgee- thanks, Ethan! Pours a cloudy brown color in the middle with clear copper edges and a finger-thick, frothy beige head. Aroma of earthy, citrusy hops, toast, roasted malts, smoked wood, and dank leaves. Flavor of earthy, floral hops, toast, roasted malts, pine, and grapefruit. Medium-bodied, with a roasty, bitter mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Very nice black IPA.