rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2011
Bomber de 650ml. La bouteille a été acheté sur place. Bière noire opaque avec une belle couche de mousse brune. Le nez est agréable avec des notes rôties et de houblon herbeux. La bouche frappe d’emblée par son amertume étonnante, ensuite vient le mélange de grillé et de chocolat. Le fond du palais est attaqué par les houblons. L’effervescence est marqué. mcox90 (2088) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2011
22 oz bottle purchased at the Rock Art Brewery. Pours black with a thick creamy mocha colored head. Pine aroma with roasted malt in the background. Flavor starts out with a strong punch of hops then levels out a bit with some bitter bakers chocolate and some char. Heavy in the mouth lightened with active carbonation. Very good. adrian910ss (2575) - Doylestown, PA, USA - MAY 25, 2011
22 oz bomber purchased in a grocery store in Brattleboro, VT. Pours a black cola with a medium sized tan-light brown head. Aroma of piney notes, roasted malts, citrus and hops. Taste of piney roasted malts, hops, citrus, black licorice and tootsie rolls. Very nice stuff. nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Wet grassy aroma over deep oil colored body. Pretty full body with serious hop bite to finish. Pretty good sipping beer. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle courtesy of imagineiii. Served in a Bruery tulip.
Pours near black with an off-white head and some spotty lacing as it goes down. The nose is a bit plain with some woody characteristics and a bit of dryness. There is a bit of a perfume-like character there as well, perhaps from some floral-forward hops. The flavor has a lot of roast plus some pine and more of the perfume notes. Feel is brought down by this, as it almost seems like someone sprayed perfume way too close to my face right before I inhaled. Overall, this was pretty good, though nothing out of the ordinary.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-20-2011
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2011
A 10% Black IPA? Time for BA to create the "Imperial Cascadian Black Ale" catagory. Aroma is a subtle hoppiness, very strong, very bitter, very booty. Ahh... pass. yespr (45447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a slight caramelish note. Bitter, dry malty, caramelish and toffee. Bitter and dry hoppy. Light caramelish and bitter dry hoppy finish. Slight wooden and flat malty finish. bobman006 (339) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Bottle. Close to black with beige head. Aromas of cocoa, toffee, mint. Flavors of toffee, cocoa, coffee, mint, herb. Dry finish with slight hop attenuation. Full bodied with chewy mouthfeel and moderate-low carbonation. raisedfist86 (12) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Pours as black as a stout, with an off-white head. Tastes quite bitter on the finish, but the initial taste is malty and sweet. Bitterness fades in the aftertaste and leaves the sweetness behind. My recommendation for this beer is to let it warm up. This is my fifth time drinking it and you’ll want it out of the fridge for about an hour to fully release the flavors. Great beer from Rock Art. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Smells of chocolate, resiny, some molasses, licorice. Tastes of roasted malt, some resiny hints, toffee, spicy. Complex and enjoyable.