bhensonb (10748) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours dark brown/black with a foamy tan head. Main aroma is chocolate but there is detectable burnt malt. Med body or better. Itís quite bitter. Probably from hop, but with the chocolate itís much like baking chocolate. Rather unique IS.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle: Got in trade from Phaleslu; THANKS Peter! Aroma of malt, chocolate, cocoa, roast, coffee, and brown sugar. Poured very dark brown in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy/Opaque. Sparkling. Flavor is slightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, roasting, coffee, light cocoa, burnt wood, and a hint of vanilla. Medium to full body. Sticky, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, roast, coffee, chocolate, finish is lightly sticky and dry. 10%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma has heavy roast, cocoa, cream, milk duds, caramel and milk. Medium body thatís a bit thin for the style with modest amount of carbonation. The flavor starts with the aroma traits, but is much less sweet. Then there is a big hoppiness of earthiness and spiciness that wasnít detected on the nose. The finish is quite dry and ups the hoppiness a bit more. Quite pleasant impy stout.
TheHOFF43 (1730) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with some tan head. Aroma and flavor are roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Not bad, good alcohol on the tongue.
jcnielsen (2001) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with tan head. Roasty, chocolate, oak aromas. Burnt, roasty, chocolate flavors. Iíve never been a fan of Cathedral Square, but I was quite surprised by how good this one was.
gregwilsonstl (1027) - Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark. Strong. Espresso. Thin tan head. High alcohol. Pretty tasty. Centennial beer tasting.
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany pour with a solid latte head. Nose of cocoa, bakerís chocolate, roasted malt, and brownie batter. Nestle Quik, sweetened chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and molasses in flavor. The sweetness is a bit much. Was initially surprised by this brew but it becomes cloying relatively quickly.
Ratman197 (9512) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, mocha, vanilla and carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, light coffee and light licorice with a smooth dry lingeing roasty finish.
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a brownish color with a light tan head. The aroma was of chocolate, some coffee and a little burnt malt. The taste was similar with a medium body and a touch of bitterness. A decent Imperial Stout.
MrBunn (2452) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Wind and Cheese in Clayton. Pours a dark brown... Fairly thick, but maybe a little thin for style. Head is fairly large and fizzy at first, but it dies to a nice lacing in the sides of the glass and a quarter inch of dense tan foam. Aromas are a little bit faint... but foreshadow roasty malt with a decent amount of chocolate to it and a little smokey peat. First sip reveals that this is a very astringent take on the style... Lots of bitter dark malt hits heavy right as beer meets palate. A little bit of a cola like mid palate development yields back to a bitter dark malt finish. This is an adequate Imperial Stout, but it misses being a complete and full complex take on the style.