tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - MAR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong roasty aroma with some raisin-like fruity notes in the fairly restrained aroma. Opaque dark brown body is topped by a generous tan coloured head that recedes to cover with some lace. Flavour is quite roasty with a surprising lack of hop character or bitterness. Tastes more like a stout than anything else. Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Fairly drinkable if a bit unexciting. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle purchased at Hellsgate in March 2013.
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
650ml bottle, served in a tulip. Pours an opaque black with a big but sparse beige head. Aroma: Malt, roasted walnuts, soy sauce. Slight hint of caramel and coffee. Palate: Thick bodied, oily, fizzy, astringent, harsh finish. Taste: Slightly sweet start, super burnt nutty flavour. Bleh.
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Brewery Creek. Pours an opaque black (true to the name) with a bunch of foamy tan head that dissipates normally. Smell is quite hoppy, pineapple, citrus, and then just a hint of roasted malt in the background. Palate is on the lighter side of medium bodied with quite active, but still soft feeling carbonation. Taste is the where this misses, there’s a bit of roasted malt flavour, mostly coffee, but there’s nothing else really, a bit of bitterness in the aftertaste that lasts quite a while. Was quite promising at first, too bad.
Tmoney99 (10590) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate complex toasted sweet malt & earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a solid beer.
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours Very Dark Brown with beige head, light lacing. Restrained citrus and pine nose. Restrained citrus and coffee flavour. A black IPA made for people who might find the typical IPA "too strong" I guess, but they’re probably not the ones buying the bombers in the first place.
stantheman (648) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large bottle from Boundary Crossing Liquor Store in Vancouver. Very dark with rich tan froth. Chocolate and coffee overtones, with a good hop note in the background. A very decent IDA, though I prefer a good stout.
RumRunner101 (769) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a thin, bubbly, tan head. Aroma is leafy hops, cocoa, brown sugar. Highly carbonated, relatively thin-bodied. Flavour is dark chocolate, ash, coffee grounds, with a nice leafy hop finish. I like the hop presence and flavour, but it’s a bit messy.
Lagerboy (1217) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Absolutely darkest dark brown, no hue, frothy deep mocha head settles and fades. Floral hoppy smokey chocolate malt aroma. Dark sweet burnt malts, bitter floral hop taste, some chocolate, coffee and faint citrus. Average carbonation, medium-full bodied, medium hopped. Too much floral clashes with the chocolate, odd combo on the palate. Finishes sweet and floral. DNFL (Definately Not For Lagerboys)
vadie (672) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
L’arôme est bizzare. Je croit que c’est l’houblon avec un très peu de malt, mais il me fait penser en un tapis... Le goût a un peu de malt au début, mais la finale est clairement d’houblon, Très interressant mais je ne sais pas si je l’aime.
Gerbeer (1738) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with light head,. Aromas of cola, chalk/ash, and roasted malts. Flavors of bitter chocolate, burnt coffee, and again cola. Super dry with quite a bit of carbonation. Might go well with a rich chocolate cake...
Crit (3340) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black,small tan head.Nose of dry malt with notes of citrus & brown sugar.Light roasty palate, toffee undertones, very late bitter medium hop end