flemdawg (531) - Naples, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown body with a thin head of light tan bubbles. Aroma of citrusy hops, almost like a fresh orange along with some grapes, and a dash of yeast. The taste, wow. Hoppy hoppy hoppy. But also some roasty malts and a hint of coffee near the finish. A very interesting beer to say the very least.
Pailhead (4842) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2008 Bottle: The aroma has lots of pine and grapefruit with some faint caramel and chocolate. Pours a dark reddish- brown with some transparency when held to the light. It has a moderate beige head with good retention and moderate webbing for lacing on the side of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of fruit and caramel that is quickly overtaken pine and grapefruit in the finish. There is a light roastiness hidden behind all the hops in the finish as well. There is some light chocolate in the background. The hops really linger on the palate for quite some time. No detection of alcohol in the nose or flavor. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. As it warms the chocolate and caramel flavors increase to the point of making taste like a super hopped up porter.
Sregnar35 (972) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing stuff. Pours a dark black with a fairly underwhelming head. aroma is very fresh hops and a touch of roast. Flavor is abrutly hops,then an amazing blend of dark chocolate and caramel, very nice.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown in color with foamy brown head. Looks like a Porter but the aroma and taste is a IPA. Aroma strong floral hops. Taste of hops, hops and roasted malt with a bitter finish. You donít taste the alcohol but you will feel it. Great IPA.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2007 Bottle from Vidalia.$7.39 without tax. Black with brown edges. Thin lacing type head. Strong hoppy aroma. The taste was of piney hops. Slighty oily texture. Robust flavor. Funny, when you look at this beer you canít imagine that it tastes the way it does. I like 10th much better.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from OAK Tree! The pour was awesome to me, a black IPA huh. The nose was all the IPA stuff, pine cut crass, ect. The dark pour had soem rudby to it, and I wanted to smell some dark fruit, but ???? This was great, and I do not like IPAís so much.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogoney brown colour with mid sized head. Aroma is brown sugar and roasted malts with a hop presence. Rich and roasty with a nice bitter undertone. Almost like a porter and a bitter combined. Nice effort.
BrewDad (5002) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint Eastside Club Tavern Olympia, WA
Dark brown in color with a thin head. The deep malt aroam was and the flaover was hard to determine the type of beer this really was. Had a stout character with a deep alcohol flavor. Rich flavors dark malts and with lots of intresting flavor os earth notes. This was a great great beer. Loved the flavor. I hope to hold a few for the yers to come.
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brow, would call it black, but brown when pouring from the neck of the bottle. Strong citrus on the nose with tangerine and grapefruit. Lots of hops on the palate with a sweet, strong hop finish with slight smoke and roast. VERY slight smoke and roast. Very unique. Taste similar to a black rye.
alandudeman (25) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2007 Nice hoppy roasted scent with slight under-tones of citrus.
Nice and strong flavor. Definitely tasted citrus, hops, and a strong roasted flavor all blended. Also think there were berries in there somewhere. All this conglomerates to a pleasant bitterness on your palate and a smile on your face followed by a pleasant warming sensation in your throat...
Consumed from a bottle so I canít comment on the color or head.
Texture was pretty thick but not stout thick.
Fits nicely between IPA and Stout. Not the best ale to introduce your college buddies to if they prefer crap...