Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Elysian Fields, Seattle - 09/11/12.
Light black, tinges of dark mahogony brown in the light, dirty coffee head which soon thins but retains as a small pond and around the edge. Good lacing ensues.
Nose is big roast malt, liqourice, chocolate, molasses.
Taste follows nose, hoppy tones in the mix.
Full end of medium bodied, soft carbonation, roasty finish.
uhclem (298) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice change from the IPA’s that I like to drink. A perfect drink for watching football on a Sunday afternoon.
Elwood (2493) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours pitch black with a thick tan head. The nose has a lot of roasted malt, slight burnt notes, and a little earthiness. The flavor highlights the roasted malt, bitter chocolate, and burnt notes with slight earthy hop presence and a touch of dark stone fruit on the back end. Medium to full body. Pretty tasty.
kevinsenn (552) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with toffsbury - thanks! Pitch black with tan head. Aroma is roasty and smoky. Taste is relatively smooth up front, moving into a smoky and salty (aka, bacon) taste, finishing up quite roasty and bitter. Pretty good stuff.
toffsbury (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like coffee and bacon. (Very much bacon.) pours opaque black, not much head. Bacon aroma with a bit of coffee overwhelms. Flavour is salty bacon with coffee and roasted barley. Not as much alcohol as you’d expect. Not as chromatic as you’d expect from a big stout. But pretty nice.
r464 (1467) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with a brown head. Roasty, toasty malt with coffee, cocoa, and deep char flavors. Slightly sweet, earthy, and just a bit of bitter hops that creep up in the finish. A nice, fairly strong stout.
AWISLguy (668) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Taphouse Grill. Pours very, very dark brown - almost black - with a chocolate milk head leaving great lacing coating the glass. Aroma has coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is of coffee, chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal. Oatmeal is stronger and stronger throughout the glass, until the bittersweet chocolate kicks in near the bottom. Finishes bittersweet, with sweetness, and a bit shorter than expected. Tasty and flavorful.
keanex (787) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
No bottling information.
A: Excellent looking stout, pitch black body and a thin dense dark tan head.
S: Very nice aroma as well, smooth and balanced with cocoa and roasted malts combining nicely.
T: The beer is prominently roasted malts, but there’s a nice sweet chocolate with some bitter dark chocolate. The dark chocolate lingers on the tongue for a bit.
M: Full creamy body, light carbonation.
O: I like this beer and I think it’s priced well at $5 for a bomber, I wouldn’t have bought this without prodding from a beer manager, but this was a good one.
Periander (49) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with beige head. Aroma is molasses and roasted malt. Sweetish taste,, coffee, chocolate, hint of vanilla. Lingering finish with a fair amount of bitterness. Very light carbonation. Good mouthfeel.
UncleKorm (265) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber bottle poured dark brown almost black w/ a small brown head even with a hard pour, fully diminishing. The aroma is sweet matly with notes of roasted malt roasted coffee and rose. The flavor is sweet malt and heavy roast w/ notes of chocolate, coffee. Light hop bitterness leading to a dry roasted burnt finish. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, oily texture. Roast is so heavy I’d call this a smoked stout. The longer you drink it the more a bitter unsweetened dark chocolate flavor emerges.