IrishBoy (4102) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Country Club Liquors. Nose is chocolate with smaller coffee and roasted notes along with a tiny hint of vanilla. Black with a medium cinnamon colored head. Flavor is chocolate, light sweetness, a hint of background bitter, and a peppery note. Quite good impy.
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Ben and Greg’s place. Happy birthday to a chill bro. Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a dark brown head. Anise, dark chocolate, roasty aroma. Fairly thick, slightly boozy, a bit earthy, dark chocolate, mild coffee flavor. Pretty Fucken Smooth.
Shooter42 (131) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2013 Very good imperial Russian stout that is not too sweet. Very rich and smooth with a chewy mouthfeel that satisfies the taste buds and the 12.5% ABV is so well hidden compared to other beers of this class. This is a very nice brew that is less sweet and more hoppy then the American Stout by Clown Shoes and way better in taste and mouthfeel.
jrob21 (3430) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted coffee aroma that comes through in the flavor pretty significantly. Past that getting a bit of bittersweet chocolate flavor and a milk chocolate finish. Nice drink but lacks some of the depth body and complexity of the stars in this style.
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark black with small dark heard out of bottle. Smell of coffee and chocolate. Chocolate taste but not as strong as anticipated. This is a great beer but could definitely sneak up on you at 12.5% abv
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swesson (368) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cool name! Really wished it lived up to it. A bit too bitter for my taste. Good lacing, but a weak head. Dark color which fooled me into thinking it would be richer than it was.
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douglas88 (8396) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle from HWC. Pours a jet black color with a small beige head. A big nose of dark chocolate, cocoa and fruit. The flavor is very good: roasted malts, bitter hops, chocolates, milk, cocoa, prunes. Very good. Warm and substantial but not hot.
sjohnny (511) - - MAY 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cocoa, fruit (plum?), booze. Pours dark black with thin fizzy dark tan head that fades pretty quickly. Coffee, burnt sugar, bitter cocoa. Full bodied but a little thinner than I expected in the mouthfeel. The finish is slightly more bitter than I like but it has a nice boozy warming in the throat and chest.
Patrickctenchi (6017) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a dark tan head.
Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla.
Flavour is chocolate powder, vanilla...
Roasted malt, ash...
Bitter and bold....ABV hides nicely.
umich03jm (3488) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from trade with crajun. Pours near pitch black with a small foamy head that fades quickly. Grabs the glass well when swirled, looks oily. Aromas are dark roasted malt, chocolate, burnt wood, coffee, light licorice, and black pepper. Taste starts fairly sweet but quickly turns very bitter. Dark chocolate, ash, dark roasted coffee, licorice, and a spicy hop finish. Light tobacco in the finish too. Thick body with a creamy yet oily mouthfeel. Very nice RIS. Might age pretty well.