Homer321 (2369) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by t. Dawg. Sweet. Chocolate. Light citrus. Very boozy and boost. Pretty good. Lots if chocolate. Stop reading.
Rastacouere (6145) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Beerworld of Largo, FL, USD19. A healthy tan foam covers the blackness. Rich, fudgey, very chocolatey aroma with highly toasted, borderline charred wood which translates into higher acidity than I would have anticipated. Not surprisingly, this is in the rich, decadent mold, fulsome and sweet, but not overly sugary. Treacle, maple, ashes, vanilla, a lot going on, but all in the same wide range of specialty malt flavors. The hop hinted at on the label is not overly noticeable, but then again, the 10.5% ABV feels closer to 8%, so it is difficult to criticize the balance. Good malt extraction and not exagerated wood presence make it a satisfying offering, but I did not quite feel the beatitude that a price tag bordering $20 should warrant and I felt that the fruitless high acidity kept it back a little.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: Bottle. Pours damn near black with a super dense light tan head. Great retention. Big roasty nose with notes of bakers chocolate, fresh ground coffee, and a slight fruitiness. Full bodied with a nice round mouthfeel. Coffee, chocolate, a touch of dried stone fruit, slight turbinado sugar sweetness. Well, sure seems like an imperial stout to me, but either way, it’s pretty darn good.
TheEpeeist (3429) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Psyched to try this after missing it at Philly Beer Week. Pours as thick as advertised; dark brown with tan froth. Nose is coffee, dark chocolate, wood, coconut and cardamom. Silky full body with a soft buzz. Yeah, this is a mouthfull with heat building deceptively in the finish. Taste is chocolate syrup, malted milk balls, caramel, slight citrus peel and cafe au lait.
BiiruBierBeer (355) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chocolate malty smell. Roasty malty taste with mineral water and light chocolate. Thinner body with medium to high carbonation.
daknole (9796) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice beer! Nearly black with a brown head. Lots of chocolate, some chocolate bread flavors, light woody notes, some molasses and prunes. Very hearty beer.
burg326 (4127) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured dark brown, almost black with aromas of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, light coconut, and some light fruit. Flavors matched the aromas, very nice, great mouth feel, solid beer that I could drink a lot of.
nimbleprop (5329) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours an inky black with some creamy, black head. Nose has hazelnut, brown sugar, some bread, a little maple. Flavor is sweet, maple walnut bread, a little booze, brown sugar, some sweetened coffee. Sweet finish.
RobertDale (3854) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours black with a small tan head. Nice aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, vanilla, and some wood. Very good.
pumpmaster (1194) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
7mh4930-0aa01urchased at the Cigar City Brewery in Tampa, Fl may 2014 Very good!
50belair (2655) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Dixie. Dark brown pour with a light brown head. Intoxicating chocolate and caramel bouquet. Dark roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, and vanilla notes. Outstanding body with a very good mouthfeel. Impressive. Bravo CCB!!!!!