Dr_Fellini (237) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. 2011 vintage. Pours a thick deep black color with a fizzy and quickly disappearing brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Flavor is an intense burnt roasted malt bitterness, with light chocolate sweetness hiding in the background. Thick creamy body with a burnt bitter finish. Perfect for a nice holiday eve.
soyorganic (277) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good beer, really nice taste
Hops but chilled by aging. I like it, nice stout
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jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012 vintage. On tap at the Olympics "there will be darkness" event. Loads of coffee, chocolate black licorice and toffee. Hot and boozy, but not as hot and boozy as the 2013. A year in their keg cooler has been good to this brew.
fittyferrari (4) - - DEC 22, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark and thick. The carbonation seems to slowly bubble like itís caught in a bog. Smells of oak and dark fruits.. Tastes similarly. The alcohol burns nicely when drank, the carbonation is much lighter than it would look. Wow, so much rich chocolate flavor, has a woody and sweet balance that works really well. Would have on any winter night. Two for a real relaxing time.
beerbaaron (861) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rated December 2013. -
2010 vintage - 3 years old
Black. Small brown ring of head. Aroma and flavor are complex and packed with character and seamlessly balanced. Tastefully sweet. Roasty. Kiss of sweet bourbon. Lots of chocolate. Coffee, licorice, molasses, touch of dark fruit. Very pleasant alcohol warmth. Clean toasty, just so smooth. Full body. A little sticky. Awesome. Everything comes together so well. A fantastically aged beer.
Rated December 2013 -
2011 vintage. This is a different recipe as far as the barrel aging and makes for a noticeably different beer.
Compared to above. Sweeter. Some red wine. Dark cherry. Red fruit. Plus all the other malty goodness. Lots of chocolate. Caramel, molasses, etc.as stated above. Slick, creamy, and velvety smooth. Multilayered. Beautiful development. Truly world class.
Beerenberger (1226) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
The fragrance is rather subdued - roasted malts and vanilla. Pours as black as the bottom of an deep abyss with a rapidly disapearing khaki head and moderate lacing. The taste is slightly sweet yet roasty. Licorice, wood, malts, with hints of fruit. Full body and moderate carbonation. Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is beer lives up to all the hype. Rich and rewarding.
MadRobin (1603) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap 5 oz. pour at the 2013 Strong Ale Festival at Pizza Port in Carlsbad (village), CA.
Opaque, near black with a tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of cocoa, bourbon, roasted malt, roasted coffee, vanilla, cherry, dark fruit and Merlot.
Taste of Merlot, dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, oak, roasted coffee, dark toast, cherry and dark fruit.
Medium body and medium/high carbonation.
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camborne (637) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 aged for one year. It burns so good. Super complex brew with numerous flavors on the palate. Chocolate, liquorice, coffee and tobacco. The mouth feel is amazing. Glad I waited.
boxofrane (1847) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Canít wait even though itís fresh off the line. Welcome to Philly! Bomber from Wegmans. Pours thick, inky black with a medium sized brown head with excellent retention, tons of lacing on the glass, a gorgeous stout. The aroma has a dense milk chocolate burst followed by cacao, vanilla, some of a coffee, and a little bit roasty. The taste has a bit roasted malt flavor that is followed by rich chocolate, some of the bourbon barrel comes through in the middle of the drinking experience with a vanilla and toasted oak.. maybe a faint coconut. The finish has just an unreal complex chocolate, vanilla, sweet, yet dry experience. #1 on my list.
patrickfannon (1221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Split with the Shin Tommy. Pours cola black with a tan, creamy head. Aroma of Sharpie, cookie dough, oak, and dark chocolate. Taste is velvety chocolate, tobacco, roast, and subtle hints of coffee and licorice. Rich, silken, and refined. Very good.