StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle from Vons grocery store. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head that soon fizzes away to a fine film. The aroma is mild with mocha, cocoa and dust. The taste is cocoa, mocha, milk chocolate, vanilla and a faint hint of chili spices. The palate was full but slightly chalky and the carbonation was soft. Finishes short and bitter sweet with lingering bitter dark chocolate. Decent beer, but I was really hoping for more ancho chili flavor.
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color is as you’d expect, dark brown with maybe a hint of ruby around the edges. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, and a hint of chile. Light and smooth mouthfeel. Chocolate really comes through, followed by vanilla. There is a hint of heat, but not much. Bit of char in there, too.
I like this quite a bit. Nice texture, good flavor, good balance. Wouldn’t mind a bit more chile heat. Not a trace of heat from the 9% ABV!
DrewFace (942) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark blackish color with brown head, dissipates quickly. Aroma is chocolate up front, light roastiness, and some pepper notes behind. Flavor is chocolately, kind of chalky, light lactose like sweetness, no notable pepper flavor but some heat back of the throat. Was hoping for a little more with this one but can’t beat the price.
rdixon77 (1409) - Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little disappointed in this one. Black pour with short brown head. Aroma of milk chocolate, some spices, chili, booze. Taste pretty much follows but it seemed watery and thin. Not even body for the flavors they were getting at.
Ptw (15) - - NOV 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Did not expect to like this as I usually do not like abv at this level, but the chocolate kept a nice balance throughout. Poured well and you definitely knew it was a choco stout broom the aroma. Finished well without a heavy sweetness.
gyllenbock (5431) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks Eddan.
Almost black with a small tan head. Aroma and taste of chocolate, milk, some light spices, also with notes of alcohol. Relatively weak body and with a light mouthfeel. Drinkable but nothing sensational. The finish was sweet.
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber dated 8/13/2012. Pour is a beautiful jet black with a nice tan head, plenty of lacing. Smell is a bit funky. Getting kind of a wet dog aroma, but also big notes if cinnamon, dark chocolate and chili powder. Also a bit boozy. Taste is thick and silky smooth from a texture perspective. Getting big notes of coffee, chocolate and cinnamon. Also get a hint if the chili and a bit if booze on the finish. Nice imperial stout, has obviously aged pretty well.
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SirLimpsalot (2517) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Eddan: tydliga smaker av söt choklad. Doften är lite klenare men ändå söt och trevlig fast ingen stor sak.
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kramer (5328) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a flat black body with a small fizzy light brown head. The nose is roasty with lots of chocolate and a light hint of chili pepper over a bit of alcohol. The chili pepper and cinnamon are pretty minimal up front, masked by the heavy chocolate and sweet caramel malt base. Some light spiciness from the chilies on the finish enhanced by a slight alcohol burn. Sweet throughout with lots of burnt caramel and bitter chocolate notes. Full bodied and rather chewy with a heavy cling to the finish, soft fizzy carbonation level. Pretty nice beer, reminds me a bit of Cigar City Hunahpu a little bit, just not quite as big.
mcox90 (1644) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ Mass Brewers Fest @ Julio’s Liquors. Poured black with a creamy tan head. Sticky. Enticing milk chocolate, caramel, brown sugar aroma. All the above is represented in the flavor, but after the first couple of sips you get a warming sensation from the ancho chillies. Full bodied with a little bit of heat. Nice!.