wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. This beer canít make up itís mind from a bitterness standpoint. Is it a chocolate bitterness or a hop bitternes? Still a unique beer with a malty aroma and one hell of a head.
DrSilverworm (8548) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle with wax, shared with Robby. Black color. Thin light brown greyish head. Good lace. Nice light smoother carbonation. Good chocolate roasty aroma, bit of molasses. Light bitter taste. Unbelievable for 9.5%, no taste of alcohol, and drinks like 7%. Great roasty chocolate aftertaste. Great black IPA.
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought a 650mL bottle of this from The Wine & Cheese Place in Clayton, MO for $7.49. Poured from the Blue Waxed topped bottle w/ a Ship on the front of the label into a 0,47l New Belgium Oversized Snifter Glass. Has no freshness date but definitely from 2011.
Aroma- A rich and roast nose. Tons of light coffee like attribute with hops wanting to come out on the nose but surely canít because of this malt character. Good overall.
Appearance- Pours a .5, dark tan colored head that dies fairly quick. Has a deep brown colored body with no clarity. Leaves a few suds behind on the glass.
Flavor- Once again, tons of malt, roast, and light coffee flavors. The hop is tough to find out but judging by the medium-high bitterness level, I suppose it is in here. Slight burnt flavor as well.
Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Light-Medium Carbonation, Sticky, and has tons of hop in the finish mixed with roast.
Overall Impression- Once again, this style ALWAYS makes my head hurt, wondering what I should be looking for... This one was drinkable with malt covering up most of the hop flavors. Good all around and starting to enjoy RJ Rockers and their beer portfolio.
_angst_ (3546) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber courtesy of Marsiblursi. Pours very dark reddish brown, almost black, with a small creamy pale brown head that quickly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is sweet with dark roast coffee, pine, grapefruit juice, bitter chocolate, alcohol, resinous wood, salty liquorice, vanilla and hints of wet leaves and green uncooked vegetables. Taste is slightly sweet and bitter with pine, burnt wood, heavily roasted malts, smoked ham, dark roast coffee, fresh grass, grapefruit juice, orange peal, toffee, burnt caramel, liquorice fudge and bitter chocolate. Mouthfeel is dry, tiny oily bitter and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with burnt caramel, orange peal, fresh grass, grapefruit peal, coffee and liquorice.
Marsiblursi (3054) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours near black with a brown head. The aroma holds dark caramel, coffee, light chocolate, liquorice, wet asphalt, dark juicy bread, raisins, raspberries, black berries, wet tobacco, mint, earth, wood, resin, spices, light herbs touch of pine and a whisper of citrus. The flavour is light sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with earthy, minty, grassy, light citric and maybe some piny hops alongside malty notes of chocolate, coffee, liquorice, dark caramel, dark bread and asphalt. Hints of dark fruits. The mouthfeel is round, bit numbing and tiny sticky with a light carbonation. Robust hop finish. Medium bodied.
alexanderj (3414) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a dark brown with a big, frothy and persistent light brown head. Aroma of earth, caramel, sweetness, fruit, and flowers. Flavor was more roasted than earthy. NOt sure I am feeling this one that much, because it came off a bit heart. Very roasty and the earthy hops was not always the most pleasant. Ok.
SDalkoholic (2232) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Texas Liquor: Itís always nice to find a bottle thatís been wax sealed especially if itís from an unknown to my knowledge East Coast brewery. Anyways here is the beer rating
Has a lush succulent scent of darkly roasted black malts that are accompanied by a deep boozy aroma of alcohol, however, any evidence of hops are minimal and would have had me fooled that this was a hybrid IPA. Flavor is robust with a rich base of dark chocolate/roasted malts with a slight tilt in balance towards a bitter taste of hop, however, I just donít see this as a black IPA, but instead as a hopped up porter. Still tasty and satisfying none the less.
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black color with lasting rocky tan foam. Mild plastic aroma with chocolate, dark roast. light to medium body. Dark chocolate, medium roast malt flavors-not much here.
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
daknole (10281) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from storminorman. Nearly black, nice brown head. This is a pretty good black IPA, but doesnít stand out much to speak of. Roasty, hoppy, chocolate. Finishes bitter, a tiny hint of plastic on the finish.