beer-yum (1703) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 10, 2015 nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dirty brown/red pour with a light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, earthy pine, grapefruit, musty/bready malt, and a bit of dark fruits. Flavors of spicy/earthy hops, grapefruit, bittersweet chocolate, dry malt. Medium body, Sweet and dry on the front, slowly giving way to the bitter finish that holds tinges of sweetness. Overall, a very enjoyable expression of the style, lots of bitter punch with interesting layers of sweetness and spice... the finish is the trademark Rogue super long bitter finish ala Old Crusty.
Restrained aroma in a brown black pour. Hop forward balance with full sweet malt body and sustained malty finish. Interesting hint of licorice as it warms up too. Very tasty brew. zgaier (1951) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Bomber. Pours a brown with a. Tan head and aroma of hops and citrus. Taste is hoppy, with roasted malt, citrus, and caramel leading to a bitter finish. jjgmd (2161) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2015
With Z, pours a dark mahogany brown pour with a beige head. Nose is malt and caramel with softer pine and resin . Taste is caramel, toffee and sweet malt with a softer hoppy ending. Finishes on the well balanced tasting notes with a sweet hoppy finish . Quaff Score 7 / 10 ( drinks more like a strong ale ) dmoncki (42) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2015
Color marrón oscuro y espuma marron densa y persistente. Aroma especiado y lupulado. En boca maltas caramelo y dulzor, con especias y final lupulado y seco. Ron (3955) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 22, 2015
On tap at D.B.A. New Orleans. Pours a dark caramel color with a foamy head. Aroma is sweet with good hoppiness to it. Flavor is definitely more sweet and caramel-malty than I expected. Very nicely balanced. Good stuff. (they had written in next to the name on the chalk board, strong ale. As soon as tasted new it was a Black IPA)
jflopsu (1613) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2015
Pours a hazy brown and amber with light brown head. Has a strong strong dark fruit, caramel, and dark alcohol aroma. Has a dark fruit and caramel taste with some hops, malts, and pine. SG111 (1820) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2015
On tap at Rogue, San Francisco. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is lots of resinous pine. Flavor is roasted malts and intense citrus hops. GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 29 Dec 2011 -- This is a very nice Winter IPA. Great flavor, malt, hops and body. Dl1717 (2) - - NOV 21, 2014 does not count
Solid Black IPA. A little light in body, but clear happy flavor. Could use slightly more flavor for palate feel. Nice finish. Good with spicy food. slowrunner77 (12037) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"very interesting. rich and full bodied. has an herbal aspect...can’t tell if it’s the hops or yeast. low bitterness and flavorful. sweet, bready and thick, but the tripel aspects come through a little more than the bock. nice unique brew."