ContemplateBeer (1540) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
That commercial description is… rather old. Jerry Gnagy? It’s been awhile! Aroma: Coffee with some vanilla bean presence, light cocoa, light acidity. Appearance: Jet black with a bubbly mocha head. Flavor: Coffee-centric throughout; light cocoa and vanilla about the same level as nose. Palate: Light body, slick texture, flat carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Still fairly solid, but seemingly not at the level it once was.
Ratman197 (9797) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, cocoa and light cola. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, coffee and bakers cocoa with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
14th March 2011
Opaque black - brown beer. Good tan head. Semi dry palate. Rich coffee - espresso. Mild minerals. Semi dry finish. Nice coffee but really needs something else - a bit more malt perhaps?
Pailhead (4808) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, light molasses, and mild roasted coffee. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and and a minimal beige head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate. There’s a touch of fruit in the middle. The finish has mild roasted coffee and a hint of vanilla. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation.
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours mostly black with some deep red hues at the edges, strong light brown head, big bubbles indicate low carbonation. Aroma is deep freshly roasted coffee, super earthy, roasted malt. Taste is rich coffee, chocolate, hint of green hops, molasses, very roasted. Body is full and dense, very low carbonation, bitter coffee finish. Overall, very good. Definetly the best I’ve had from BBC so far.
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to drfabulous for this one in trade. Pours a dark stout brown with a tan head. Nose is roasted malts, earth, black coffee, and hints of dark chocolate. Flavor is similar- earth and black coffee up front, dark chocolate mid and slightly sweet coffee in the finish. Medium in body and pretty good coffee stout overall.
Gription79 (2262) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle. Coffee is the dominating aroma and flavor. there is a nice creamy texture and flavor. The roasted malts are there and highlight the coffee. A nice smooth coffee stout.
crajun (960) - , Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
received in trade; thanks dissapionted in this one - black pour with small head. decent aroma but it is of faint coffee; some alcohol. mouthfeel was thinner than I expected but ok; taste was the big let down here - just doesn’t work; minimal to no roasted flavor; faint coffee flavor with an alcohol/astringent tone with some sweetness. doesn’t work for me.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.0 A: First pour yielded about half head. Fortunately the head fell quickly and the second pour filled my glass. Black color. Fizzy soda-pop head, which falls quickly and leaves no lacing behind.
3.5 S: Exceedingly dry with surprisingly low amounts of coffee. The roastiness and oatmeal comes through well along with chocolate. I like it. I would have given a higher score if it wasn’t slightly acrid.
2.0 T: Oh boy, I see where the acrid part of the nose comes from. Exceedingly acrid day old stale coffee taste dominates giving a this beer a puckering aspect. This flavor is so strong that anything outside of general roastiness cannot be perceived.
2.0 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Despite constant swirling, I couldn’t get the carbonation down to a reasonable level. Not particularly creamy and certainly not smooth.
1.5 D: I don’t know why I gave this brewery another chance after being disappointed time and again by their products. Unfortunately, I bought two other BBC brews when I bought this. Hopefully they will be better. Avoid this at all costs.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-10-2011 22:11:40
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle Thanks to Drfabulous. Used a pint. Small, thin beige head. Great roasted malt and coffee nose. Flavor of coffee beans, chocolate malts, brown sugar, caramel and a light grain. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a coffee mouthfeel. A very enjoyable lingering coffee roast in the finish. If you like this style, you will like this brew. No flaws and above average. Really glad I had a chance to try this! Thanks Jeff!