Prufrockstar (623) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle shared by Jeremy - Thanks! Pours dark cola color with minimal head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, cinnamon. Taste: stale chocolate, some oxidation, bourbon and oak. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Following directly on the heels of Huna, this feels surprisingly thin. Overall: solid.
GT2 (7707) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL 2010 ed thanks to MinorThreat! Clear, deep brown pour. Medium to low tan foam. Nose is metallic, olive. Taste is ashy, lemon, chalk. Finish is mild cardboard. Huh. Letting this one sit out some more.
Really nice lacing overall. Nose as it warms moves to marshmallow, milk chocolate, sugary dessert, nice bourbon barrel. Taste has some sweet grape, decent sugar, still a bit earthy/soil with heavy chalk in the palate. Lactic, tangy finish.
PhillyCraft (2762) - 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 (2832) - 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 (5644) - .....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 (620) - 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 (538) - 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 (648) - New York, New York, 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 (3796) - 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 (611) - 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.