phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Bomber courtesy of Peter and Jakob. Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma is dank and citrus hoppiness, sweet tea leaf and lemon oil along with a good presence of roasted malts, dark burnt caramel. Taste is similar - juicy mango and pineapple hoppiness that hides behind a massive malt profile with cocoa, burnt caramel and a good deal of sweetness. Nice hoppy leafy bitterness, pretty nice, but the maltiness is bordering stout territory. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2012
22oaz bottle. Medium tan head, cola brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some grapefruit, burnt coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some roast/coffee, light bittersweet chocolate. portableparty (2398) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2012
22 oz. bootle. Pours brown black with a thick frothy khaki head that fades to a sticky film and lacing. Aroma is good and rich chocolate malt and piny fruity resinous hops. Taste is more big rich creamy malt that comes off with creamy chocolate and faint vanilla with the hops subsiding with resinous pine/spruce and pungent with a velvety finish. Palate is full and creamy with a smooth chalky finish. Very enjoyable! arkurzynski (2460) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Brown to black pour with off-white tan head. Sweet pine, cocoa, chocolate milk, and faint roast. Flavor is a thick, cocoa roast with a citrus and pine backing that more than matches the malt. Tangy pine bitterness to the finish. bottleforager (3211) - Gray, Maine, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Great beer acquired through a trade... On the nose its full of roasted malty chocolatey aromas that call your name and beg you to sip... and when that sip happens there is no disappointment.... rather a beautifully made beer full of chocolate, earth spice in the background balanced well of the piney, citrus driven hops. Good mouthfeel with a liberal amount of bubble to lean this much closer in the direction of a black ale rather than a cream heavy stout. Tasty !
_angst_ (5009) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2012
Bomber @ The Rover. Pours very dark wooden brown, almost black, with a frothy and creamy brownish beige head that leaves some lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly sweet, tiny sour, malty and herbal with roasted malts, wood, alcohol, lemon balm, salty liquorice candy, dark bread, pine, orange zest, grapefruit juice, vanilla fudge and subtle hints of canned mushrooms. Taste is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, burnt wood, grapefruit juice, salty liquorice hard candy, wet soil, ash, apricots, peaches, mandarin oranges, pine, coffee, dark grapes, cocoa powder and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is slightly smooth, round, slightly oily bitter and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with caramel, roasted malts, liquorice fudge, pine, wood, grapefruit peal, fresh grass and hints of ash. Very nice... Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2012
(Bottle) Pours dark brown to black with a nougat coloured head. The aroma holds canned mushrooms, salt liquorice, asphalt, dark chocolate, cocoa, dark bread, coffee, black currant, grapefruit, pine and tropical fruits. Balanced and harmonic nose. The flavour is light sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of green juicy hops and perfect balanced roast. The mouthfeel is soft, round and velvety with a light carbonation. Salt liquorice and super yummy hops on the finish. Medium bodied. BoBoChamp (5754) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2012
65cl, new American brew Anno 2012, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex bitter brew, bitter/sweet and slightly roasted/spicy, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive! DalzAle (2040) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle thanks to StFun! Thick dark black pour, thin cookie colored head, lasting lacing and a nice chocolate roast and bitter hops aroma. Flavor is also a nice meld of creamy chocolate, a very light bite of spicy hops, milk and some earthy warmth on the finish. Stellar example of a black IPA. Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle at home - Thanks to my wife for sharing. Black - light brown head. Burned malts, sweetness, nice hoppy, fruity, light citrus, chocolate, cheese hoppy, light skunky hoppy, light dried fruits, spicy hoppy notes, peppery, nice malty, nice roasted malts.