Travlr (24875) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Bottle. Almost completely black, beige head, nice lacing. Aroma of fresh pine and coffee. Taste is pine needles covered with dark chocolate and dipped in espresso. Tasty. Theydon_Bois (19537) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Tap at the Blind Tiger, Manhattan, 20/05/13.
Dark mahogony brown with a thin beige head.
Nose is hops, pine, mineral notes, grapefruit, orange pth, juicy tropicals.
Taste comprises berry fruits, sugar, hops, pine, bitter grapefruit.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation, hop bitterness in the finish.
A solid Black IPA. bhensonb (15215) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 7, 2011
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours really dark brown with a 3 finger creamy/foamy light tan head. Big pine aroma. Med+ body. There’s pine and perfumey/floral with the flavor - so much that I’m almost losing the darkish malt. I’d say this is the hoppiest, not necessarily the bitterest, "black IPA" I can recall. As the foam goes down, the floral hits the nose. It is extremely hoppy in a sort of Imperial English way. Not a NW way. Very good experience here. Brilliant. Ratman197 (14848) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Bomber poured a clear dark brown with a lasting tan head and good lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, skunk bud, earthiness, coffee, citrus and ligt pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, pink grapefruit, light orange zest and light cocoa with a smooth dry moderatly bitter roasty finish. djd07 (14539) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bomber thanks to Matt. Pours a cloudy brown ruby with small beige head. The aroma is strong caramel malt and cascade hop. Medium mouthfeel with nice pine, resin, light bitterness. Good.
kermis (13481) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2013
Draft at Haymarket, Chicago. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, pine, caramel and grapefruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear black with an average, frothy tan head, medium-short retention with good lacing. Aroma is resin, pine, and grapefruit hops, roast and chocolate malt, plums, raisins, and figs. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting lightly roasted malt, dark fruity esters, peppery alcohol and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2011
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of baby powder, florals, some pine, cocoa, and pineapple. Flavor of light roasted malt, citrus, caramel, chocolate, and grass with a somewhat bitter finish. crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2011
It pours a dark brown with a fluffy off-white/tan head that leaves a lot of lacing.
Smell is hoppy and chocoaltey. The hops are real good.
The flavor is a bit lacking. It wants to be hoppy and roasty and malty at the same time but it is an off-balance.
The mouthfeel is a bit thin. hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2011
22oz bottle. Dark brown pour with an averaged sized tan head. Chocolate, lighter roast, pine, some earth, and some citrus. Sweeter with a lighter bitter finish.