PhillyCraft (2125) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle with Alan and Hayden, pours black with light coffee colored head, light lacing. Aromas and taste of dark plums, figs, toffee, chocolate, bourbon, and lightly roasty sweet malt. Medium to fuller body. Easy going for the 10%. Great
RobertDale (2001) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Hopfest 2013. Comes black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and mild coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, bourbon, and some coffee. Good stuff.
SudsMcDuff (5000) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle .. thats the rub .. . . pours a deep brown black .. mild foam .. . easy mouth .. . light burnt chocolate and decaf coffee .. . easy finish and quite light all around .. . . i don’t quaff that shit by the way. drugs don’t kill people. balconies do.
thomas15 (524) - USA - MAY 13, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of roast , chocolate, coffee, black licorice. App. Is pitch black, light brown head, slight lacing. Taste is roasty chocolate, some coffee, light black licorice. For style this has a light body. Solid.
ADfan (485) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the bomber it has an almost black color with a mocha head. The aroma has some chocolate and oak and some booze. Taste starts with a creamy texture of melted chocolate. There is also some roasted coffee notes and a touch of some bourbon. Very complex with other flavors like caramel and brown sugar. Excellent beer.
mrmartin (563) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour. Thinly tan head. Watery body
Sweet syrupy nose. Notes of Roasted malts coffee and subtle hints of chocolate and dark fruit. Good for aging + blending. A good Imp. Stout and a solid base beer for experimentation.
emacgee (3506) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 bottle/2012 drank. Kind of light body/pour and fizzy tan head. Very mild nose, touch of oak and bourbon and LOTS of dark fruit. Smells like fig/prune juice... Medium body and a touch of tannin.
ryecatcher (378) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. 2012 edition. Pours a deep, opaque, ’stouty’ blackish-brown, thin espresso colored head. Nose is malt, chocolate, dried fruit, bourbon barrel. Mouth is full bodied, lots of boozy character, cocoa, toffee, dates and raisins and bit warm at the back end. Pretty nice, but I’d take another bottle of Cherry BCS over this any day of the week.
demmbonz (309) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 750 consumed in 2013. Purchased at crayneapalooza at sugar maple for a good cause. One of my favorite beers of 2013.
umich03jm (986) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Slows Bar BQ. Pours pitch black with a small head that fades quickly and collects at the edges. Good lacing too. Aroma is a fairly unique for this style. Lots of cocoa and fruity esters, hints of bourbon and roasted malt. Very sweet on the first sip but it doesn’t bother me here. Dark dried fruit mixed with sweet cocoa gives a surprisingly nice balance. The bourbon is there but very subtle. Finish is lingering cocoa and light bourbon. Medium body and pretty oily. This is really good stuff worth trying if you can. A unique take on the style here.