thomat (2355) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with no head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, chocolate,, fruit and licorice. Full body with a long bitter sweet finish.
fcjack1 (226) - Washington, USA - APR 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 bomber. I donít remember where i got it. Pours inky black. Dark tan head. Scent is black cherries, alcohol and some dark chocolate. Taste some chocolate, coffee and alcohol. Very balanced. Aged well.
sulawang (698) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Visual: 2014 edition, black wax sealed. Pours coffee black with a very small head, petri dish lacing, SUPER-fine bubbles.
Nose: roasted dark malts, cherry wood, wet red wine barrels. (lvl-4)-pungency
Attack: very slick-oily mouthfeel, subdued alcohol
Mid-palate: light sourness, (MAIN) brown sugar, thick malts, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, woody, raspberry ->transition-> (lvl-7)-sweetness+malt
Finish: soy sauce, licorice, roasted-burnt bitter exhale, light burpy, cascading alcohol buzz, sweet-light bitter chocolate malt finish.
Summary: A beer with impact, both in taste and alcoholic bite. Layers upon layers of flavour, every year is exceptional. Notice the changes in flavours as the temperature decreases; less malt and more fruity characteristics emerge.
CpyNPrnT (480) - Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of tons of dark fruit, anise, barrel characters, taste is lots of dark fruit, maple taste, very dark red to brown appearance, alcohol finishes smooth- taste at DLD 2015. 2014 reserve.
lawman834 (253) - Texas, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Entering from my scorecard after having sampled at the Big Texas Craft Brew Fest.
ryecatcher (961) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber (2014 Release). Look, Iíve cellared this long enough. I have no patience to wait another 7 months until this hits itís íbest-after dateí (and moreover, itís also after 2:00am and itís the only beer in the house)... so yeah. Okay, pours a nearly jet black, opaque stouty color, excellent chocolate-milk-colored foamy head with very nice retention and lacing. Nose is loads of cocoa, coffee, roastiness, dried fruit (raisins, dates and figs), candy sugar and a hint of smoked almonds. Mouth is oily and rich, nice balanced of bittersweet chocolate, coffee, roasted barley and barrel, getting some of that licorice, plums, and a pleasant underpinning bitterness throughout. Next year Iíll try and be more patient as Iím now more curious to see what some age on this will do... because itís pretty fucking impressive as is.
bluejacket74 (1514) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle, 2014 vintage, label says best after 11/11/15. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch frothy tan head that stayed around for a while. Thereís also a bunch of lacing. Aroma is great, the brew smells like molasses, red wine, oak, coffee, chocolate, burnt/charred malt, and a bit of vanilla. The taste is pretty good too, thereís burnt/charred malt, coffee, chocolate, molasses, licorice, red wine, oak, bourbon, and vanilla flavors. Lots of bittersweet goodness! Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís coating and creamy with moderate carbonation. Iíve been waiting a while to try this, and I wasnít disappointed! I liked this brew a lot, itís going to be hard for me not to drink my other bottle before the "best after" date. Iíll definitely buy this again the next time itís released. $14.99 a bomber.
bpreo (1984) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A hell of an Imperial Stout. This was is nice and rich, heavy, dark, strong. The perfect last beer of the night.
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle take home from Rustico-Ballston, into snifter. Black with moderate tan head. A: coffee, anise, oak, booze, nuts. T: coffee, molasses, licorice, chocolate malt, nuts. Smooth palate. Very very good, but was nonetheless expecting to like it even more. I think the licorice threw it a little off for me.
p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks black brown head. Smells of big chocolate sweet bitter bourbon. Dark roast. Tastes of big dark chocolate roast alc. Smoothish on the palate being so big.