MeadMe (1284) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Pours a dark black with a small head. Light retention and some spots of lace.
S: Lots of roasted malt, chocolate, smoke, and band aid.
T: No band aid which is a good thing. Very roasty toasty with light chocolate notes. There is a molasses or dark fruit like sweetness before a nicely hopped bitter finish.
M: On the fuller side of medium, nice carbonation.
D: Drinks pretty good.
obguthr (3670) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Brewvival: Smoky nose. Brown with a huge brown head, good lacing. Smoked flavor of rancid meat. Charred oak finish. Alcohol evident. Could pass for a rauchbier but not a good one.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, bottled on 02/22/10 and consumed fresh, just two weeks later. Courtesy OrlGamecock. Pours a very dark mahogany color that shows a bit of translucency at the edge. A small, smooth head of dark khaki to light brown foam leaves dense, scattered spot lacing behind on the glass. The nose is based in dark, bitter chocolate and roasty coffee, with hints of anise and maybe a bit of burnt oats. Flavors are very darkly roasted, showing more baker’s chocolate, bitter cacao, toasted barley, and coffee beans. Earthen hops impart a good amount of bitterness, while touch of scorched molasses sweetness brings things back into balance. The body is substantial, but well short of full, sporting an even-keeled carbonation and a slightly drying finish. Overall, a very nice and well balanced brew, but it’s not something to go crazy over.
craftbeerdesign (2171) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft sample @ Brewvival on 2/27/10. Very nice IS indeed... Pitch black pour with a big tan head which lasts... big roasty aroma with some licorice and sweet malts... very smooth and frothy body with some dark fruit notes. lingering roasted finish. Great beer!
BeerFanDan17 (979) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAR 4, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very rich and malty. Large notes of espresso and dark chocolate. Very dark.
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black thick and opaque. Very roasty in the nose with some chocolate malts and mild coffee notes. Bitter roasty flavor with a hint of sweetness. Good stand to be a little thicker and creamier for an imperial stout, but overall not bad.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber. Dark brown ale. Boozy jaw tinglin’ & backed w/ heavy malts. Its deep & dark w/ a bit of smoke&roast. Charleston Beer Exchange @ $11 a 22 & that’s not cool but bottled on 02/23/10.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle @Tampa Wkly Gathering @BT-Thanks bobby8405 [and great meeting you!]-pours a tan ring for a head and black color. Aroma is roasty dark malt-molasses, earthy. Taste is ashy/roasty dark malt-molasses, earthy hops bite.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with a fluffy tan head and drippy lace. Aroma is roast, dark fruit and espresso. Silky body. Flavor is, fudgy, roast, chocolate and molasses. Finish is slick
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 Vintage. Poured a clear mahogany color with a beige head. Nice and roasty sweet malt aroma. Some hoppiness and light alcohol in the nose. Roasted malt flavor to start things off. Chocolate notes. Hoppy finish. Medium bodied with a lively mouth feel.