jake65 (3689) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bomber for an astonishing $2.98 at Winco on Fairview… are you kidding me?! Prices like this take me back, damn that’s reasonable. Dark brown pour with a thin ring of beige head, decent sheets of lacing. Smells a bit more like a porter; lightly sweet and roast. Ever so slight pine. I’m finding it to be a little watery… there are faint hints of rubbing alcohol too. Sort of creamy in feel and relatively mild in flavor. Light roast and just the slightest hint of smoke. Maybe some bananas too. I guess I’m sort of bummed because I thought this was a black IPA when I bought it… turns out to be a Schwarz. Either way it just wasn’t my thing. fiulijn (20491) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
Draught at BevX360, Bellingham, 5.4% ABVLizardking3 (192) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2014
said to be top fermented…
Black color with creamy head. The aroma is very nice, roasted malts and wood oven bread. The mouthfeel is a bit weak, the dark malt provides some light sourness, and the bitterness is quite low.
An interesting semi-experiment.
Smells like bananas, nice. Does taste like most dark ales, the roasting so Is faint and the tart banana flavors are strong IMO. I like it, very drinkable. Hanuta06 (469) - Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Serving: from tap at Bennett’s Fish Shack.
Aroma: moderately sweet coffee and chocolate.
Appearance: no head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, dark-red/brown body.
Taste: moderately sweet and smokey initial taste and finish with average duration.
Palate: medium bodied with creamy texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: very good. The smokey flavor balances with the sweetness. stchloe (1067) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Nice creamy head, chocolate roasted malt body but surprisingly light, strong sweet notes.
GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate, lightly roasted grain, dates, hint of rubber on the finish. Light bodied, malty and flavourful on the palate. Flavours are dates, chocolate, malt. Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
At 10 Barrel brewpub in Bend with Taylor. Pours lack with almost no head. Aroma is light thin nutty roasted malt. Taste is nutty roast, very nice, drinkable. I like it as a session beer. Ernest (7692) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2014
UPDATED: APR 7, 2017 Bottle.
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain / coffee, unsweetened chocolate), lightly hoppy (grapefruit).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
The roasty character is nice enough, but it’s pretty simple and forgettable otherwise. Watery mouthfeel, and lighter bodied than the ABV would suggest. Meh. mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Not very well acclimated to this style. I enjoy the black malts here greatly. But there’s some kind of sweetness that is slightly offputting. Nevertheless, quite good. Bookseeb (137) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Appearance is a very dark brown color supporting a healthy dissipating head leaving nil lace. Smell of the roasted malt with slight dark chocolate and coffee. Taste of the roasted malt giving it a slight bitter astringency with a light sour note. Moutfeel is medium light with good carbonation.