AWISLguy (1410) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Bottleworks on my PASS trip shared with ck1. Pours a dark brown with a white-ish head. Aroma has dark bakers chocolate, fruit and some grass. Taste is of bakers chocolate, roasted malts, coffee grounds and sweet fruit. A bit rough with the coffee grounds. Lotta flavor. Very bitter malts in the finish. I got some of Tsunami in it ... from my vague memories of that nice brew. ck1 and I agree "15".
zoucrew102 (610) - - DEC 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, brought back from Oregon. Roasted malt aroma with notes of citrus and pine hops. Pours black with decent light brown head with pretty good retention and very little lacing. Starts with strong roasted malt flavors with a but of caramel. Finishes dry with the citrus and pine hops taking the lead. Good black ipa.
liquidhedonism (166) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Aroma: roasty and malty, with hints of coffee and toffee. Taste/Palate: sweet and crisp; finishes creamy and slightly bitter and astringent.
julesjis (138) - Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22. Nice dark color. Looks very inviting! Aroma is a bit roasty with hints of pine. Flavor is not a roasty as I expected. Definitely has a sweetness to it, berry-like. Has a bitter yet creamy finish.
mackRIS (34) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a reddish hue. A thick head with good retention. Aroma chocolate, caramel, earthy, floral. Flavor is creamy chocolate, pine, toffee, roasty.
ctomson (28) - - NOV 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A very strong dark ale. Upon opening smells immediately of whiskey. A nice dark complexion with little head and a good sweet aroma. The flavor is so strong of alcohol that it is tough to palate. Not my favorite of ales.
bpreo (1747) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent malt flavor. If it was a bit stronger it would help a whole lot. Still good.
jsnicholas (239) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22oz $6): Black with big tan head. Aroma is somewhat roasty (hints of chocolate) . Medium body, nice carbonation. Nice bitterness in the end.
Theydon_Bois (9912) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Frank’s Pad, thanks to Frank, 10/11/14.
Black with a good sized tan covering that retains very well.
Nose is liqourice, spice, dark malts, light charr, earthy hops, dark toffee.
Taste comprises pine, bitter grapefruit, charr, spice, earthy hops.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with earthy hop bitterness.
hopwine (382) - Bend, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Earthy, dank hop aroma. Earthy/dank hops prominent in flavor as well, mild sharp citrus is noticeable but stays in background. Malt is very dry, dark-roasty with a hint of astringency. Different in a good way as long as you’re not looking for fruity/citrusy hops in your black ipa.
Danyel (1071) - Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Pelican Brewing in Tillamook. Pours black with light tan head. Aroma is pine, malty- caramel- not too much aroma. Taste is bitter throughout, medium carbonation, medium to low carbonation. Overall, okay.