DesertDevil (609) - Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. dark black in color with a bubbly tan head. Roasted malt aroma with sweet chocolate malt undertone and biscuits. Sweet forward, with slight roasted chocolate tones. Hides the alcohol well. Great smooth malty mouthfeel. A nice solid example of a RIS
llcooldave (1149) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black in color. Leather, tobacco, smoke, and cocoa aroma. Strong dark rasted malt with more tobacco and smoke flavors. Overall, a strong robust imperial stout.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks very oily and black coming out of the bottle. The head is 1-2 inches and thick, rich brown. The aroma is roasted malt, alcohol, chocolate syrup and a stiff aromatic hop bitterness. I don’t know what it is with these beers. It’s getting close to hard liquor. It burns and is a little upsetting on the stomach because I’m drinking it like beer and that’s just too much too fast. Rich and alcoholic. Mmnha. I guess its good for getting drunk but not enjoying a beer. What a stupid goal.
Iphonephan (3912) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Caramel snd rsisibs in the nose. Notes of dark red cherries and toffee.
Huhzubendah (2795) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul.
The beer appears near black with a half inch of dense beige head. The aroma brings prominent dark roast with dark fruits, molasses, chocolate. Heavy roast throughout, with alcohol content unobtrusive. Hard to believe this is 12.5%. A bit one dimensional, as the roast dominates the majority of the flavor profile. Really smooth feel on the palate. The mouthfeel is the best aspect of the beer. All in all, a solid beer, and one I would have again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-01-2012
tkrjukoff (4153) - SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours pitch black with a small creamy brown head leaving some lacing. Aroma is heavy roasted malty dark fruits some fruits chocolate coffee slightly smoke soy. Flavor is as aroma, fruity some caramel pungent bitter velvet fullbodied. Very nicely balanced, finish is pleasant malty roasted and bitter.
Beerenberger (1551) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is fruit forward with hints of malt and caramel. Pours an opaque black with a mostly diminishing tan head and no lacing. The taste is roasty, malty, and dark fruit. A hint of alcohol Medium body and mild carbonation. Overall, a wonderful beer! Very tasty and enjoyable.
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AWISLguy (1566) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Sonoma Cellars. Pours opaque, very, very dark brown with a chocolate milk head leaving almost no lacing. Aroma has molasses and both dark chocolate and milk chocolate, with caramel. Taste is of sweet caramel, bitter bakers chocolate and roasted malts. Syrupy and strong. Almost overwhelmingly chocolatey, with some roughness. Finishes bittersweet chocolate malty with some length. Alchohol well hidden. Clown Shoes continues their very strong line of brews.
ellolovey (476) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. Pours a dark brown wit a thin beige head. Oily texture. Aroma of sweet malts, chocolate, coffee, and toasty malts. Taste cocoa, coffee, bitter dark chocolate, and hints of caramel and vanilla. Bitter finish
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a deep dark jet black with an average (1-2 finger) medium brown dense creamy head that reduced to a thin film with a small collar and had excellent sheeting of sticky lacing.
The aroma was very robust with a burnt chocolate malt, light resin hops and a sweaty leathery yeast, with notes of dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, vanilla and a bit of smoke.
The taste was extremely malty and lightly sweet with a hint of chocolate for the first few seconds, and then became moderately bitter with a big coffee note, a hint of smoke and an almost overwhelming alcohol presence towards the finish. The flavor stuck around for an average duration after the swallow, with an alcohol infused espresso mocha taste left to settle in on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was full in body with an oily, dry texture and a very soft carbonation.
Overall this was a very impressive brew, one which possessed a ton of flavor and a smooth easy drinkability. I believe I will buy another just to age, a brew like this can only get better and better...