bubbleflubber (2114) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cola-esque, with ruby fringes and a thin, retentive soapy head that leaves light soap lacing. The nose is of marshmallow, roasted coffee and dark fruity esters. The flavors are dry, smoky, of roasted coffee, slight citrus rinds, bitter chocolate on top of a deep malt base. The finish is of roasted smoked bitters and a hint of citric acid. A creamy mouthfeel contrasts a zesty carbonation. The body is light and the palate is very smooth. Decent porter indeed.
argo0 (12636) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Beige head atop clear red-dark brown body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some roast, light orange/earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, coffee/roast, light earthy/orange/grapefruit. Light-medium body, somewhat smooth.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bomber. Roast up front w/ hops & coco powder. Very driankable. Dark as a ninja.
zizzybalubba (1735) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Asheville Pizza and Brewing (Coxe Ave.). Dark, cola-like pour with a quickly dissipating khaki head. Aroma of light floral hops, coffee, and toasted malt. Roasted malt and chocolate flavors. Thick for a low ABV porter. Good overall even if this was heavier than I expected.
alexsdad06 (7738) - Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle from the Greenlife Grocery in Asheville. Pours a clear dark brown color with a small beige head. The aroma was roasted coffee/espresso with a slight sourness. The flavor was roasted to almost burnt, dark chocolate, coffee with more sour fruitiness. Dry with some bitterness in the finish. Very thin and watery. I don’t know how old this was or how well it was stored, but it was not something I would seek out again.
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Cool bottle- ninja and rising sun theme. Pours a very dark brown color with a centimeter-thick tan head that leaves some thin, consistent lacing down the sides of the glass. Aroma of coffee beans, vanilla, milk chocolate, roasted malts, and malt powder. Flavor of milk chocolate powder, roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, metallic notes, and a bit of hops. Medium bodied, with gentle carbonation and a powdery mouthfeel. Unfortunately a bit too watery. Otherwise, this is a nice porter.
jhliesen (810) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Asheville Pizza--pours a dark brown, almost black with minimum head and little lacing on the glass during the drink. Chocolate, roasted malt and some smoke comprised the aroma. The taste was of mild sweetness from the chocolate. Slightly bitter for a porter.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Asheville Pizza.
Very dark brown, light tan head. Flavor is sweet malt. Chalky far roast. Unique. A bit of smoke. Loads of chocolate malt in the finish. Hints of coffee and caramel. Nice wooded hop character. Rich deep roasted malt nose. Nice caramelized sugar aroma.
27 Oct 09
Ratman197 (12133) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber poured a clear dark brown nearly black with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and carmel. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bakers cocoa and light coffee with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Dark brown with some garnet highlights and a creamy, tan head. Decent lacing.
Aroma: Roasted coffee notes with light caramel notes in the background.
Taste: Roasted malt, husk, coffee, slight fruitiness and some nuttiness. Perhaps a bit over roasted.
Palate: Medium-low carbonation with a medium mouthfeel and a medium-short, roasty finish.
Overall: This certainly isn’t taking the place of my favorit porters, but it isn’t terrible either.
Rebuy: Probably not.