Homer321 (2498) - 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.
Damico (2787) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours this darker than black coffee with a dark caramel colored cinnamon hued head. Aroma is awesome, thick creamy chocolate bar, some burnt caramel and toffee, and malts so pleasant in the nose. The body is deliciously creamy with flavors of caramel, subtle tang, and rich roasted malts with delightful almost mocha notes to end.
Lukaduke (2521) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep burnt umber color with a quickly fading finger of khaki foam. Nose is burnt cocoa, salty peanuts, hint of raisin and dark fruit. Palate is smooth brownie batter on the front some nice roast, some twangy bitterness and strange but intriguing fruit notes. Plum, walnut, pine, toasted barley.
Rastacouere (6154) - 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 (3465) - 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 (468) - 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 (10045) - 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 (4319) - 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 (5477) - 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 (3999) - 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.