arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was excited for this beer mostly because i love Sierra Nevada beers. They are usually fairy hoppy. This one isn’t so much. Kind of watery with a little of a dry after taste. Not my favorite but is organic. I’m green now!!!
bnoel09 (434) - Elk Grove, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber as a birthday present. Poured into my Sierra Nevada snifter. Black oily pour with a thick cream colored head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt with some earthy hops. Flavor is similar with nice roasted malt notes and earthy and citrusy hops. Very drinkable. Overall a nice simple Black IPA.
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with a foamy tan head. A malty chocolate aroma with mild hops. A nice malty body and enjoyable finish. I like the style and this one is well done.
rayOfBeer (670) - El Cerrito, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: dark brown pour with large tan head. Aroma is chocolate, smokey roast grain, and dark caramel. Flavor is milk chocolate, charred grain, burnt caramel, and some grapefruit hoppy bitterness running around in the background and finish. Nice flavorful sipping beer, but not much of IPA hoppiness, more of a porter with a mild hop kick. I still liked drinking it.
Westchesterco (953) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with a generous tan head. The aroma is of citrus the citrus. Comes thtough with dome tones of coffee that ends with a bitter finish on the palate.
Iphonephan (3272) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours black with a frothy tan head that recedes leaving lots of lacing. Malty nose. Flavors of citrus, including a hint of grapefruit, and a bit of toasted nuts. Medium bodied. Lots of carbonation. Bitter finish.
bhensonb (11095) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Waxed bomber from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark copper, almost brown, with a large frothy light tan head. Aroma is earthy chocolate. Med + body. Flavor is smooth dark malt, dark chocolate, earthy, with citrus sort of coming in after all that. Extremely good stuff.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Not great. Didn't like it that much. Becoming less a fan of a black IPA.
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pleasesir (14) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle @ Southern Appalachian Brewery ( Thanks go to TJ from Sierra! ). Decent for the style, mild but pleasant roastiness, a little burnt marshmallow. Nice head/lacing. No overwhelming hop aroma, and could use more throughout. Pretty hoppy finish with lingering bitter caramel...
brokensail (10958) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ GABF. Just about black in color with a khaki head. Toffee, coffee, and roasted malt nose. Earthy and floral hops, bitter chocolate, and bitter citrus. Decent pine character. Flavor is roasted malt, dark chocolate, and some toffee sweetness. Lots of pine, roast, and earthy bitterness. Hints of citrus peel and floral hops.