dnstone (2398) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber, almost brown color with off-white head. Roasty-lightly-sweet porter character with a hop spike. Roasty-bready aroma.
Fatehunter (1833) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a finger of head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is roasted malt and bright lemon, grapefruit and pine.
The taste is creamy and citrus bitterness, an interesting, but good mixture.
The texture is soft and smooth.
It’s really enjoyable.
jjgmd (1824) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
With Z, a 22...pours a rich deep dark black pour with a nice Java head. Nose is malt wth hops and some licorice notes. Taste is hoppy , with nicely balanced malt , and mild bitterness. Finishes on the dry tasting notes with an abrupt ending . Solid ! Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1754) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours brown with a tan head and aroma of hops and roasted malt. Taste is hoppy as well with pine and citrusy notes finishing with roasted malt and toasty notes into the bitter finish.
Narnad (1513) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very deep brown/black color with an amazing tan, very cream head that has very strong staying power. Nose is very well balanced between a heavily toasted malt and a pungent citrus and bitter hoppiness. Flavor starts off a sweet caramel note but quickly transitions to a toasted Baltic porter flavor with a good dose of citrus and resiny hops. Body is very dense and high but very fine carbonation which is perfect. This beer had been aging a bit and seems really, really good with a little age (1-1.5 years). Overall a very good offering by sam.
rollinsr (504) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - AUG 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours midnight brown with fluffy tan head. Aroma is strong dark and figgy with mainly dark fruit notes. Flavor carries the fruits with some chocolate nutty dark malts as well with a smoky aftertaste.
JMerritt (1903) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours a very dark browned amber with a medium sized tan head. Nose is slightly piney atop caramels, charred wood and a touch of balsamic vinegar and brown sugar. Caramels and toffees dominate the initial flavor, but it quickly turns into spicy and earthy hops. Finish is toasty breads and cocoa.
Beerdedone (3062) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, pine, coffee and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, pine, molasses, citrus and light caramel.
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Brownish black colour with lasting, frothy, beige head. Roasted, hoppy nose with notes of black rye bread, pine needles, orange peel, dark chocolate, prunes, coffee and hints of mint. Malty, roasted taste with black rye bread, orange peel, prunes, dark chocolate, roasted nuts, black coffee, molasses and a generous piney bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Quite sweet for a black IPA, making it more like a hoppy brown porter (which seems to be some of the idea here). Not the most refined in the style, but still a nice one.
IrishBoy (4002) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch #2 Bomber. Nose is roasted coffee and a tiny pine hint. Clear dark brown with a small beige head. Flavor is malty and peppery with light sweetness and a hint of anise.
DocJitsu (1376) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark bourbon and brown with a shorthand head. Sweet notes of coffee and a touch of licorice on the nose. The mouth feel is a little sticky and someone lively. Toffee, horehound hard Candy,and faint licorice are noted in the flavors.