JoeMcPhee (10129) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2017 BeerInHeaven (493) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 bomber. Thanks Shawn! Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is floral pine but with some toasty notes. Taste is fleeting hops at first, then hints of burnt toast and black coffee. Long bitter linger. Slight hop presence. Good beer!
Deep black pour with a thick tan head. The nose is quite hoppy and piny with a bit of light roast. There's a touch of cocoa and sweetness through the middle. Assertively buttered with a lingering chocolate and pine on the finish. Has a bit of fruitiness as well. Pretty solid beer. BroSpud (2282) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2016
22oz bottle. Pours black with a big frothy tan head. Nice IPA with more malt flavors than a lot of the others in this black IPA style. Easy drinker, not too complex but very enjoyable. PorterPounder (8357) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Atlanta, Ga. - some random convenience store near Druid Hills - 22 oz bomber - bargained price at $5.99. Dark black pour, nice thick khaki colored head with decent lace. Aroma has some fresh dirt, a hint of chocolate. Flavor brings some bittersweet citrus, some licorice notes, a touch of chocolate, topsoil in the back end. Nice chalky mouthfeel. Pretty decent. HoppyScallywag (339) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Chocolate and dark. Very calm....simple finish. I like a little more bite on the finish, but I like it. I would consider it again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone commonmac (1367) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Large bottle consumed at home in pint glass. Black with a little bit of a dark brown element. Tannish frothy head...about half a finger. Aroma reminds me of chocolate milk...almost a stout like quality. Taste follows suit leaning away from traditional black IPAs with a softer mouthfeel and a stronger roasted malt flavor. Bitterness comes through towards the end but it feels muted. It’s a little boring overall. There are much better black IPA options available.
rondphoto (4508) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 5, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque Black/brown color, heavy beige rim head, curtains of lace. Aroma of dark malt. Taste is straight toasted malt that adds light carbonation on the swallow before turning to hops in the finish. Uncomplicated, but full-bodied, and a riot at 5.5%abv. I like it. Recommended. Ericular (1042) - Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2015
All three New Holland "Hatter" bombers were vegetal - old maybe? This is pretty "meh" to me. There’s just not much black in this black IPA. Just a little at the end. jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2015
Not a style that I am particularly fond of... This one is not bad though. Tastes a bit like black tee. Bitter, light citrus, and roasty notes. AndyW68 (1641) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Not bad. Near black pour with dense tan head. Aroma is roast malt, but kind of plain. Taste is roasted malt and hops. Ok. johnnymusky (1004) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2015
poured from bomber 2014 vintage...recommended by dusty...poured black with nice creamy head....nose is malt chocolate and my buddy Mr.hops....taste is same with some caramel and pine tossed in...i enjoyed this one....great for the price i paid...