bhensonb (11920) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Brewforia. Release #11. 5.4%. Pours very dark brown with a creamy light tan head. Aromas of burnt malt and mild chocolate. Med body. Flavor is smooth burnt malt, almost milky chocoate, and some earthy hop. Itís quit dry, and a bit astringent. Leaves a burning/tingling sensation on the tip of my tongue in the finish. Damn if it doesnít suggest a touch of chili. Too bad these various releases are all crammed together.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle (at 5.6%ABV per the Bottle).: Aroma of malt, roasting, coffee, grains, and some hops. Poured very dark brown in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Very hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, light coffee, cream, slight chocolate, and a hint of marshmallow. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, roast, light chocolate, cream finish is dry.
maley1 (852) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with medium sized tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate and a bit of caramel. Nice and crisp carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Very good beer.
Tmoney99 (11475) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample - Nitro. Poured a black color with a large fizzy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate dark coffee and sweet malt aroma. Medium dark chocolate flavor with a medium sweet coffee finish of moderate duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a good beer.
DrSilverworm (7800) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Jackie-Os, $5 for a pint. Dark brown near-black color, really nice off-white persisting smooth and creamy head. Light, crisp carbonation, creamy body. Nice, sweet and spicy taste, nice and dry texture.
Lowe1983 (1367) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Release #11 Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is sweet with some chocolate, slight coffee, and some roasted malts. Flavor isnít as big as I was hoping. Strong of the chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts up front. Slightly watery on the finish but still some bitterness.
LilBeerDoctor (3509) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, release #11. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of sweet lactose and roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt with plenty of sweetness. Itís ok, but not particularly flavorful and the palate is thin. A simple sweet stout, drinkable but nothing special.
ben4321 (4383) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 1/20/12
Aroma: The nose is roasted malts, light chocolate and caramel, bread, dough, and coffee
Appearance: The pour is a dark brown-black color with a small beige head and streaky lace
Flavor: The taste is fairly subdued, mostly roasted malty flavors similar to the nose, lightly sweet
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a fairly short duration, average carbonation, and a slightly dry finish
I thought this was a decent stout, but not a particularly exciting one.
BrewDad (5100) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown in color, clear and tan head. Dark malt and chocolate, coffee aroma and flavors. Rich thick flavors and nice roast grains. This is a great coffee stout.
JMerritt (1863) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Release #7. Dark ruby/plum with a small, bright white head. Bittersweet cocoa nose with light coffee roast. Moderately sweet flavor with mild smokey notes, light toffee and a definite roasted nut finish. Dry, nutty and toasted barley finish is long lasting. Moderately high carbonation with a slightly thin palate. A rather light stout that is quite sessionable. Thanks to my friend Caryn for the bottle.