ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogny colour with a tan head. Hoppy, pineapple fruity aroma with a light malty sweet note. Hoppy, peach fruity flavor with some malty sweet notes. Dry finish, with both hoppy bitter and fruity sweet notes.
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pleasant aroma with strong hop and mild malt and alcohol. Burnt red almost black appearance. Fairly potent alcohol flavor but well balanced with defined hop and malt character. A sweet beer overall but but has a fairly dry finish. Somewhat slick in the mouth but turns to a drying finish.
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out dark black with a brown head. Nice and hoppy with a roasted malty taste. Its part IPA and part porter or stout. Nice finish bitter but creamy and smooth.
emobassfoo (178) - Webster, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Notes: Milky mahogany and auburn color with an off-white flimsy head. Great lacing. Rich aroma. It stings. Chocolate-covered licorice, cherries, and a hint of roasted malt. Fragrant. Sweet malts; roasty and a bit of chocolate at first. Hops balance this flavor out with some resiny notes. Complex. Rides off the tongue and gums. Smooth palate, much more body than I expected. Bitter x3. Not too harsh or too alcoholic. Threshold of a barley wine. Good!
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2008 WOW! the aroma is ripe grapefruit - the color is deep & dark. The flavor is a light IPA. The palate is unreal.
This finish is tart, sweet, sour and unique. I would have bought a case of this if I’d had known it was going to be this good.
Lifes to short to drink cheap beer.
kiscokid (10) - Mount Kisco, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Halftime. This is a black IPA, very well balanced, nicely hopped but not overly so. Very delic.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Very good beer. While this site calls this beer an american stong ale, I would have to agree with Stone and call this an IPA. Pours amber with a big head. Strong aroma and flavor of hops. Alcohol is not well hid (which is ok in my opinion). Very good.
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown color, almost black, with a sizeable tan head. Aroma is nice pine needle. Taste is different than the smell lets on. Sure, the hops are present, but there is a bit of a roasty background as well. The roasted background compliments the hoppy foreground nicely. Makes for an easy drinking, enjoyable beer.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark cola brown with a decent beige head. The aroma is mostly evergreens with some grapefruit and oranges also present. Flavor starts off with the same big hops as the aroma. After the hops begin to mellow the flavors became a bit more roasty with kind off a cedar finish.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Long lost rating. Bottle consumed circa late summer 2007.)
Dark dark brown to black with a thin tan head. Slightly piney mostly socky hops. Roasty, a little bit of floral hops. Really smells a bit infected or skunky. Bad bottle, or bad beer? Thick and a bit chewy with low carbonation. Bittet with some diacetyl. A bit creamy. Piney infection? A big roast complements the hops. A bit sweet. Nothing really says IPA here, lingering piny flavor. I have to imagine this bottle is infected. I’ll rerate this next time I try it.