malrubius (2896) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Catching up on old notes. I brought this to Paul’s tasting. Black with nice dense head. Mild toasted coffee with green fresh hop aroma. Coffee cocoa fresh green hops mild green hop flavored finish. Nice efferevescence. Very fresh. Very good even though I’m not a big fan of the style. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 6, 2011
22oz bottle. Rating 102. Super dark red/black pour with a brown head with some moderate lacing. Light roast with a nice piney hop aroma. Nice balanced flavor, light sweetness, coffee roastiness and a little hop bite, good stuff. (1585) PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Dark reddish black. Nice hoppy nose, peppery with plenty of grapefruit. Similar flavor hop profile with a solid bitter finish rounded out with hints of chocolate and roast. Nice. wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Tasted on 12/16/10, from a bomber bottle purchased at Sun Devil. Pours nearly black brown with an average tan head that leaves a nice lace collar. The nose is very dark roasted malt with a hint of sweetness and lightly bitter hops. The flavor is similar with molasses, dark malt, and resin hops bitterness takes over. The body is medium with average carbonation abs a long roasted and bitter finish. jazz88 (2679) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle. A dark brown color with a lush tan head. A sweet chocolate and dark fruit aroma with a strong malty finish. The hops are subordinate in this as the imperial porter flavors and aroma take charge.
Reid (2536) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2011
22 oz bottle from local "Stop-n-Go" market just north of my apartment on Liberty Rd,Salem
In even bright sunlight this beer is BLACK..the head is dark tan and is very thick and frothy. Looks extreme.
Confusing to what is expected from a black beer..but the aroma is of fresh zesty ,piney hop..though eventually some chocolate and tastyness rear.
Woah an extreme beer that is extremelly balanced!!..the lemony,spicy hop balanced completlly by the caramal/toasty malts..they blend to almost perfection..in that in one gulp i amgetting hop then malt, then hop then malt very strange but very good.
Nice palte to this one..not too thick
Overall a very enjoyable beer and well worth the money.
PS its great to see a small 7-11 type store get beer in like this. Thank you "Stop-N-Go" poisoneddwarf (2511) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Bomber poured into tumbler. The Black IPA style is relatively new, yet here we have a brewery making a double already. Fine by me! Pours almost opaque black with a litte bit of dark reddish-brown tints at the edges of the tumbler and a medium-sized beige head that leaves some creamy spotty lace. Aroma is cat-box, citrusy and floral hops, and sweet chocolate malt. It has the essence of cat-box, but it’s not making me gag like real cat-boxes do. It smells good in fact. I wonder why that is. Taste is sweet and then bitter. Finishes bitter with a touch of sour. Nice roasted malt presence juxtoposes with Pac-NW hops to create a nice beer. Carbonation is medium-high, body is full; creamy mouthfeel. I like it but I don’t love it. Atom (2445) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Bomber pours black with large fluffy brown head. Aroma is citrus, pine and floral, with some roasted malts behind all around cherry sweetness. Taste has up front roasted and chocolate malts, smoke, aftertaste has a slight hop bitterness like an IPA. Taste has a nice balance in aroma between dark malts and IPA however it doesn’t transfer to the taste. Still a nice beer though. OldMrCrow (2437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Bomber. I was a bit disappointed by this one. Nice enough nose combining roast with hop juice, but the flavors were off. Grapefruit juice in a mocha, with a side of cauliflower. arkurzynski (2427) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2015 Brown black pour. Nose of dank pine/citrus and light roasted malt/cocoa. Flavor is cola and roasted malt with sticky pine/citrus bitterness. Some graininess. Pretty nice.