portableparty (2168) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours brown black to really black with a sudsy khaki head that fades to a sudsy film. Aroma of chai tea cardamom cinnamon clove ginger. Taste is roasted malt faint vanilla and then the chai starts to show along with a little spice like heat in a way. Palate is full chalky little gritty and dry.
BeerRenter76 (345) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black, khaki head that slowly fades and leaves decent retention and lacing. The aromas are chocolate, anise, and cinnamon. Some cocoa malts in the mix as well. The flavors seem to really match the nose. Lots of milk chocolate. Lots of cinnamon spices followed by some ginger. The anise is there, but isn’t as dominant as it is in the nose. There are hints of vanilla bean as well. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and creamy. Very smooth with moderate carbonation.
Countbeer (5503) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber: Served in a Chouffe glass at 13 degrees Celsius:
Black beer with a light brown head.
Aromas of roast, tea herbs, cough syrup, cloves, herbs, some liquorice, some sweet coal, bread, dough, yeast, some raisin...
Flavours of liquorice, tea roast, some spices, cloves, bay leaf, light wood roast, bitters, raisin, light roast, delicious stuff. Light complex.
Aftertaste is a mix of cloves, liquorice, bay leaf, bitters and some wood roast.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, close tofull bodied.
I was afraid to open this, as it has tea and spices and I hate tea! But damn, this is tasty, dark, spicy and bitter! Good stuff!
RobertDale (4427) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce shared bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of spices, chocolate, and malt. Taste is spices, chocolate, roasted malt, and vanilla. Interesting once.
Beerathon (1635) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I get the chocolate and spices, but something coming through as minty to me. The alcohol is well hidden, but the flavors are all over the place, which is a bit disappointing, because I wanted to love it.
notalush (5449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber - mostly black pour - soapy lace - nose heavy on the chai spices, along with some notes of bourbon, vanilla, some chocolate, coffee - it actually smells pretty nice, despite the heavy chai character - body is a little thin for the style and abv - couple this with the fairly well-masked abv and this is a little dangerous - flavor is very sweet, burnt sugars, heavy cinnamon and cardamom - some underlying chocolate and a hint of smoke - doesn’t come together in the flavor as well as it should.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Black pour. No head. Aroma of sugary malts, chocolate fudge, and spice. Burnt sugars, charred malts, charcoal, chocolate, bitter hops, bourbon oak tannins, vanilla, chai spices. ABV well hidden. (4253)
djd07 (6485) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong spice, chai, cinnamon. Medium mouthfeel with nice spice, ginger, roast. Good.
gopherfan99 (983) - CROATIA - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; pours dark brown with a thin mocha head; aroma is spiced chocolate; tastes starts with chocolate and then the spices come on; finish is a light fry bitter; fairly complex beer with all of the flavors but still decent
jehoesefat (338) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolate and caramel aromas. Pours thick black with a tan head. Lots of spice in the flavor and has a mellow finish.