Bulk_Carrier (2577) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours pitch black and leaves the same color body. With a nice foamy one inch mocha colored head, it gently dies to concave lumpiness. Spotty spiderweb lacing is left. The smell is smoky and roasty with the coffee up front, some really light vanilla enters in as the beer warms. The taste is light and gives quite a bit of hops and burnt bread, some coffee, pine and hops enter gently in. The palate is light and bitter, close to watery. There is a good dry finish and a bitter and dry aftertaste. It is fairly drinkable. Overall, not bad, but not memorable, might get it again depending upon what else was offered.
BLADT (680) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour @ Cisco. Almost black in glass. Lush chocolate milkshake head. Amazing aroma. Resin and floral hops (which are surprisingly present for style). Some faint citrus. Nice roasted malts behind. Not sure this wonderful perfume is due to freshness of the keg I sampled, some weird tap line issue or a flaw with my senses. And I don’t care. Complex, but never outlandish, I could smell this all day. Taste was a mild comedown. Chalky. Some chocolate. Berries. Mild bitter finish. Well executed
Angelmonster (139) - Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black body with mahogany hightlights when held to light. Head is 2 fingers and khaki colored. Lacing and head retention are pretty good.
Smell is big on roasted malt, sweet chocolate, and fresh baked brownies. There is abit of oxidation there, no hops, and for 8% surprisingly not much alcohol.
First taste is chalky semi sweet bakers chocolate. Roasted biscuit malts come and go throughout. Oxidation/soy sauce is in the after taste. Hops dont really come through. Beer drinks more like a 6%er, wouldnt have guessed it was 8,
Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied. Head adds some texture. Carbonation levels are good. Finish is slightly chalky/dry.
Overall this beer was good but nothing extraordinary. It drinks easily, its been in my closet for at least a year so that may be the cause. I would drink this beer again but seeing as its from Massachusetts I wouldnt go out of my way to procure it, glad to receive it in a trade though.
EithCubes (5206) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ah, excellent, I was just thinking about Moby Dick/Nantucket last night. Perfect time for this bomber. Nose is very, very sweet, has the chocolate cloy of an unbound imperial stout, some mild tang and roast barley/black patent, but very rich chocolate and some mild ripe fruit. Pours deep brown-black with a foamy light brown head. Light/watery body with plenty of roast and ash, in best semi-Irish style, does dry out to match the rising bitterness but the beginning is still sweet. Heavy chocolate and faint coffee with hard-bop roast, and the fruit is backed off. Smooth but with a little tang, rich enough to want to slow down, but uncompromising and worthy of at least some earned measure of respect.
Frothmeister (626) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 pint 6oz bottle. Pours almost black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is very boozy, and it overwhelms almost everything else though there is some cocoa, dried fruit and espresso present. Medium bodied, and on the drier side for a stout, there is a good amount of bitterness present from beginning to end, big espresso notes, molasses, dates, alcohol, and some citrus in the finish.
Imaena (2001) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Not a stout I would go for again. This is a bit thin and not roasty enough for my taste.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber pours black with a reddish brown head. Aromas of coffee mocha chocolate and some roasted malt and toast. Flavor is semi sweet with a mocha taste. Body is medium full with a bitter roasted malt finish
magsinva (951) - Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Hop City Birmingham - pours cola with a tan head. Aroma is hop forward, which is weird in a stout. Taste leans bitter. Overall, I’m not feeling this one.
DiarmaidBHK (3682) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from hop city Birmingham. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Burnt chocolate on the nose. Lots of roasted chocolate malt on the tongue. Gets less flavorful as it warms. Eh!
Jow (2547) - New York, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at stags head. Pours jet black with nose of chocolate and dried fruits. Tastes of dark fruits, coffee, roasted malt, milk chocolate, and vanilla. U get some booziness and it finishes sweet. Creamy mouthfeel and medium bodied