beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - NOV 23, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2012 Bottle pours black with an off white top. Scent is pine and roasted malt. Taste is pine, some roast and pine. Very drinkable
3.5 bottle 3.9 draft phaleslu (10462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Draft at Montana Ale Works, served in a pint glass. Pours a dark brown color with a small beige head that laces the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, earthy and citrusy hops, chocolate, and burnt toast. Flavor of chocolate, citrusy and earthy hops, bitter roast, and ash. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a roasty mouthfeel that finishes bitter. The hops are pretty subtle here; more roasty like a stout. But I liked it a lot anyway. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Nose of citrus, pine, tropical fruit, spruce, roasted malts, a little caramel and ash. Pours dark brown, some reddish hues, thin tan head. Flavors of citrus, pine, spruce, tropical fruity hops, roasted malts, caramel, ash, a little charred but with sweetness that balances. Nice fruity finish. Sharp and crisp hoppy finish. A nice Black IPA. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
RBAG - Bottle - Pours clear black, with a thin off-white head, and spotty lacing. Nose is ashy, with spruce, black chocolate, graphite, mocha. Flavours are again quite ashy, with nice spice, chocolate, and juniper berries. A solid Black IPA, no complaints here... gramity (1675) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
RBAG Summer Session 2012. Very dark brown with an unapologetic hop aroma. Usual suspects of citrus, pine and grapefruit. Malts show through a bit. Taste is similar with the roasted malt character asserting itself. Real nice bitterness to the brew and the balance suits my tastes well. Enjoyed this brew.
pintbypint (3733) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2012
RBAG summer 2012. From a 650ml brown bottle. Deep dark brown pour, tan head with good creaminess, sticky lace. Roasty nose, black coffee. Taste is big on coffee, roasty dark malts. Some hops in the finish and lasting roast notes. Good drinkability. bhensonb (15515) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 Bomber from Brewforia. Good to be #10! Pours very dark brown with a frothy 3 finger light tan head. Mild cat piss aroma. Med body. Strong cat piss, aka citrus, flavor over some slightly burnt malt. It’s so hoppy it’s astringent - or maybe that’s the burnt malt. Cleans the nasal passages - good stuff. Good stuff on repeat. DuffMan (10560) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2012
Bottle. Everything about this brew makes it the best offering yet from the Bitter Root Brewing Company, from the label art to the beer itself. Hazy dark brown with a light brown head that laces the glass nicely. Aroma is very piney and fresh, and given time, some chocolates notes come forward. Fresh piney foresty hops steal the show, with dark malts underlying. Solid bitter finish. Excellent! TimE (6005) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 28, 2011
Very dark brown color. Grapefruity, roasted malts, a touch of mocha in the nose. The mouth has tons of roasted malts with great dark fruit character with just some minor note of citrus. Full bodied, excellent balance. Very enjoyable. Light bitter finish with lingering citrus. cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Black oily pour. Dense lousous head. Amazing pine, citrus and plume nose. Great attack and long lingering finish.