corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden orange color with apricot edges and a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Good retention, only slowly settling and leaving large steaks of chunky lacing behind.
Earthy floral hop aroma with grassy resins and subtle pine along with sweet caramel malt and delicate oak. The oak adds another layer of complexity without overwhelming the the hop and malt notes. Some dry char and earthy wood which compliments the floral/earthy hop notes and sticky reins. Sweeter malt backbone with toffee, biscuit, caramel and dark fruit. Really nice combo of hops, malt and oak in the nose.
Flavor is somewhat similar to the aroma but a bit more complex. Much stronger hop profile than the nose suggests with dank, earthy hop bitterness and resinous oils countered by a sweet malt backbone and dry toasted oak. Again, the oak really stands out without overpowering the other notes. This adds another layer of complexity while complimenting the dry bitterness of the hop profile. Pine, grassy resins, and spruce tip followed by caramel, toffee, toast and dark fruit. Oak comes on strong toward the end of the palate contributing to the dry finish. The high ABV is very well masked making this flavorful and complex beer deceptively drinkable.
AndyW68 (1496) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange with white head. Aroma is bread, herbs and citrus. Taste adds a little malt and ends with pine. Sweet and sticky.
Panzuriel (2033) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber purchased at the Party Source in Bellvue, KY. Three Floyds BlackHeart English IPA is a darker amber mostly clear beer with a fine head of larger white bubbles. Nose is a bready malt aroma with hints of herbal hops. Taste is sweeter than anticipated with a bit of citrus and sweet malt resolving into a bit of caramelized malt In the middle. Decent bitters on the back end. A very nice attempt at a different style of IPA than I usually encounter. As an aside, the bottle art is amazing.
agl108 (1128) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bomber. Poured cloudy light amber with thin head. Big malt, oak, sweet licorice. Some tongue stripping pine at the end. Touch of booze.
BrewHaMeister (442) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured into a Sam Adams pint is amber to copper in color with a huge creamy head and thick lacing. Aromas malt forward with raisins, hints of grapefruit and bread. Flavor is mild to medium bitter with a sweetness in the finish.
weihenweizen (3332) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a snifter. Light orange, herbal hops aroma, and herbal hops. Reminescent of ice tea.
Cosmo6644 (102) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is citrus and pine, taste is similar with some lemon grass, fine, just fine
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AWISLguy (2713) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Liquor Central in the Dells, shared with Eric. Amazed for the number of times seen, never have had. Sweet fruit, some spices and earthy malts. Earthier and maltier down through the glass. Not near Three Floyds best. 12.8
DialSquare (4618) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at World of Beer in Brewery District. amber pour finger sturdy white head. aroma of sweet citrus, spruce. tastes are sweetish malt, pine, fruity, bready. light bitter, very drinkable.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at First Draft. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is alcohol, toasted bread, flowers, and dirt. Taste is bitter, alcohol, more toast, and an earthy finish.