hamilton23 (592) - Alpine, California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 22oz bomber. Pours a very dark, nearly black with a dark tan head. Smells of coffee, burnt malts. Loads of coffee in this beer overpower the vanilla flavor. Smooth, drinkable.
MIBRomeo (2484) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black pour w/ a huge frothy dense light brown head w/ dense sticky lacing and a good amount of visible carbonation. Full creamy palate w/ a light silkiness. Aroma has a light touch of bitter dark coffee some light toffee sweetness and a hint of vanilla. When it warms up a more milky chocolate aroma comes out. It’s quite nice. Flavor is slightly sweet, lactose milk chocolate w/ a lightly bitter finish from the coffee and a light vanilla in the aftertaste. This stuff is just delicious!
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. A very dark pour, with a small tan head. Coffee! Thick and full mouthfeel. Some chocolate malts in their as well, and a smoothness that was unexpected for this style. Well-balanced with some hop bitterness, but the specialty coffee malts are front and center. I think this would make one hell of an irish car bomb.
patrickfannon (1221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Flight at Capone’s. Pours obsidian, onyx black with a wispy, airy, wildly laced head. Aroma of vanilla, coffee, chocolate, toffee, noble aromatic hops, and some serious roast. Full bodied with a smooth, sweet, well-balanced mouthfeel. Finishes with a bitersweet bite and slight booziness. Outstanding Imperial porter.
Steeeve (326) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Jet black pour with a dense tan head. Powerful chocolate aroma with lots of coffee to back it up. Flavor is heavy on the coffee. Chocolate is evident early, but it fades into a somewhat bitter finish. Surprisingly light palate considering the ABV. No traces of alcohol at all. I’m glad the ABV was printed on the menu so I knew what I was getting myself into. Pretty good overall, but the flavor just wasnt what I was hoping for.
matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber from lagunitasfan. pours black with a tan head that reduces to a ring. aroma of coffee, vanilla and roasted malt. the flavour is very much dessert coffee. bitterness from the malt, and coffee and hops. very well hopped with noticeable citrus hop flavour showing. like ddc aphro, ddc peche, and st creme brulee all mixed together.
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee aroma with hints of vanilla. Dry roasted malty coffee and vanilla flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty coffee and vanilla finish with hints of bitter chocolate in the aftertaste.
50belair (1824) - Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An uber kool label adorns this bomber I just received. Topped the old Val Dieu snifter off with this decadent crude which bubbled up a small tan head. The nose was big vanilla, coffee, and bitter chocolate. The taste is fantastic. Big semi sweet chocolate, vanilla and coffee flavors sweep over the decks followed by a dark roasted malt finish. What an amazing brew.....
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by SoLan. Pours black with a brown head. Nose is big vanilla and bitter coffee flavors and roasty malts. Flavors are coffee, roasty, dark fruits, and slight vanilla with a nice hoppy finish. Nice beer if you love coffee. Great beer.
tastybeer (1572) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks tarheels! Pours pitch black with a big tan head and lots of lacing. Mouthfeel is creamy with notes of chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Excellent, complex beer.