b3shine (8802) - Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bomber to snifter (thanks Beerpig317). Looks good; a dark and fairly opaque cola with off-white lacing. Smells solid; bitter hops and dark malt with some roast and booziness. Tastes like it smells with a nice hop presence, only not as bitter, with an average mouthfeel. Solid beer. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Can. Dark pour with tan head. Roasted, chocolate, light herbal and grassy hoppy aromas. Flavors are herbal, grassy and sweet roasted and chocolate malt tones. olsvammel (7220) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2016
Sample at CBC 2016. Smell and taste of dark malts, roasted and toasted and dark bitter chocolate. More malty then hoppy. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle. Black IPA, imperial porter, hoppy stout??? Whatever it is this was real nice. Chocolate and roastiness. Piney bitterness. Very balanced hops and roasted maltiness full bodied and full flavored. Very nice BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Bomber bottle and served in tulip: Basically very deep brown with an initially fluffy off-white head, very good lacing. The aroma has notes of lightly citric and tropical fruity hops, a bit catty, oniony and grassy too. The malt smell of roast, coffee, burnt bread and a touch of powered chocolate. The taste is moderately hoppy and fruity with a fair amount of ashy char tones. Wished that there was not a plastic-y note around the edges however. The mouth feel is lively and aggressive, as noted above ashy and charred finish. A solid Black DIPA but something just does not hit on all cylinders to be almost my favorites of the genre.
kaser (6220) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Not what I expected. Black thicker pour from a 22oz. Sweet cholate and malt aroma. Cocoa taste. Cofee delicious. Really good black IPA HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Pours a big black color with a medium tan head. Aroma of pine, citrus, strong chocolate and roasty malts. Flavor is strong, lots of hop notes, focusing on citrus and pine. Lots of chocolate malt and roast notes as well. Thick, creamy body. Finishes hoppy with a touch of alcohol. Impressive for a new brewery. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2013
22oz bottle from Binny’s Lincoln Park. Batch #3. Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is bigger oranges and grapefruits with plenty of florals and pines. Chocolate, caramel, and a nice roast backing. Flavor is similar. Juicy oranges and grapefruits with a solid chocolate and caramel malt backing. Florals, resiny pines, and a bit of an herbal note as this finishes dry, bitter, juicy, and a bit roasty. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid Black IPA. Juicy and bitter with a balanced roast and light malt sweetness. Good one. rxeight (3046) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bomber into glass. Black pour slight tan head. Aroma is pine and rye hops. Taste has rye ipa, pine and spruce hops, some coffee and a hint of chocolate. Great mix of ipa and stout in this one. Mouthfeel is a bit thin but this is a great black ipa only behing wookey and maybe dubhe. AWISLguy (3046) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Bomber from Dicarlo/Arminetti, batch 121. Pours an opaque black with a foamy tan head leaving nice drops of lace. Aroma has chocolate, grapes, citrus and coal with some pine. Taste is of black patent malts, chocolate, sweet caramel and some bitter citrus (oranges and grapefruit). Medium bodied. Finishes more bitter than sweet. Nice combination with the choco-caramel malts and the citrus. Ultimately could have been smoother and flowed better.