douglas88 (8464) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber thanks to BrewDad. Pours a dark brown color, an oily texture and a large brown head. A sweet nose of cocoa, vanilla, toasted malts, light smoke. A milky sweet flavor, toasted malts, light coffee, vanilla, smooth and rich Very nice.
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22 oz bottle that poured into the glass a solidly black color with a very tiny tan head and almost no lacing. The nose is coffee, chocolate, and aromas of burnt malts. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is dominated by chocolate malts and some light bitterness from the hop. Long bitter finish makes this good to the last drop.
BelgianBeerGal (3866) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2009 22oz bottle in Portland, OR. It was okay but nothing special. Maybe a little thin on the flavour and mouthfeel; dominated by coffee and chocolate but even those seemed light. Maybe the recipe has changed since it won Gold in ’03?
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a somewhat loose tan head. Aroma is roasty, light alcohol, smoke, chocolate. Taste is caramel, chocolate, light smoke, somewhat roasty.
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with creamy mocha head that disappears quickly. Aroma is malty with toffee and coffee. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy. Flavor is coffee, chocolate and burnt toast with some hops for balance. Nice stout. Really like this brewery and brewpub as well.
alexanderj (3542) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a dark brown/black with a dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt (meat), caramel, leather and earth. Flavor of was mch of same; roasted malt, meaty, caramel, and a bit of earth. Flavor was very roasted. It is a pretty solid beer overall.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Henry’s Taproom in Portland 6/26/09. Pours black. Very smokey roasted aroma. Very complex and balanced sweet smokey flavor with hints of maple and bacon. Oily bitter finish, but very smooth overall.
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bomber shared by psprings... nearing end of notes from this tasting so little sketchy. Smokey aroma along with some roast. Black body with tan head. Decent roast and coco flavor but these nitrgen fils seem to take away from the flavor for me anyway.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 13/10/2007
Fruity hop aroma. Small beige head. Black strong in alcohol and fruity with a crisp and bitter coffee roast finish.
jcr (2576) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Deep brown body below a tan head, mostly lasting. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate with hints of caramel and wood. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet, moderately bitter and lightly acidic. Tastes of roast, milk chocolate with a hint of sugared espresso. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Moderate carbonation. Alcohol is nowhere to be found. Very nice balance among the roasted malts, the sweetness and the bittering hops.