Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is a brownish-black color with a medium foamy tan head that diminishes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. The aroma is roasty with malt and coffee notes plus some chocolate. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and hops. The finish is charred malt up front with a mild hoppy aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells hoppy, fresh, roasty. Taste is clean hoppy roasty malt. Bright yet rich. Kind of a hoppy dry stout. Pretty good.
AWISLguy (2589) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Puerto Rico Food & Liquor in Humboldt Park. Pours very dark brown with a light brown head. Coats of lacing, that reduces to spots and streaks. Aroma has roast, chocolate and molasses. Later down in the glass, pine and some citrus show up, but this has a heavy roasty/choco smell. Bakers chocolate and rich roast lead the flavor, with sweet caramel, touches of vanilla and molasses plus some tangy pine. Medium bodied with some alcohol presence. Finishes more to the bitter side of bittersweet, with some tangy-ness. This is not black IPAish - stout all the way from the components, and better than anticipated. 14.7
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A black ale, big roast, not that much of the hops except in a bitter finish. Good taste and decent drinkability. I get this kind of thing in trades.
mixmasterob (1054) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from chickeni3reast. Black pour with a lasting dark brown head. Aroma was in your face hops with some roasty coffee notes in the background. Flavors were also quite hop forward, lots of citrus mixed with bitter malts. Nice creamy palate with perfect carbonation. Finish is bittersweet with a lots of hops that linger for days. A really good hoppy black ale if you're into that kind of thing.
jjgmd (1995) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber with Z on skype..... pours a dark black color with a rapidly dissipating java head. Nose is fruity, bitter sweet and malty. Taste is more bitter and hoppy, with a black bitter licorice flavor. Finish is bitter sweet, and moderately long. Have to agree with the above assessment Black IPA or stout ? quaff score 7 / 10
zgaier (1889) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a tan head and aroma of pine and roasted malt. Taste is of pine, hops, roasted malt, and chocolate with a sweet, bitter finish. A solid hoppy stout
MrHangover (3999) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The No Creepy Country Ticks Tasting, courtesy of me, thnx to Themicuda1971 for sending me this. Pours a blackish, dark brown beer with the aroma of coffee, licorice, big roasted characters and red fruits. Flavor has some smokey touches to it, very malty and sugary. Quite sweet overall flavor with a light sweet, medium long aftertaste. Nice one!
caesar (6682) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled @ The Hague Tasting, small sample. Notes are getting less and less. Bit fruity, malty. Ok stuff.
JulienHuxley (5621) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at THT March edition. Dark, black pour with thin creamy moka foam. Aroma is really fruity, pear, peach, berries, very light roastiness. Strange fruitiness, like a mix from all sources, tropical fruit hoppy aromas + alcohol and malty fruitiness combined. Taste is sweet, fruity, a bit cloying. Really lacks roastiness and bitterness for balance. Still not bad.