Nsanders (395) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Pizza Luce. Black with a light brown head. Cocoa, cherry wood, alcohol, smokiness and alcohol. Taste is sweet to start, but has a cough syrup aftertaste. Body is light for an imperial stout with a foamy feel.
sherm1016 (1038) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Butcher and the Boar. Pours a jet black color with a big tan head. Aroma is roasty, coffee, some chocolate. Medium to heavy on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is bitter, coffee, roasty, sweet, chocolate, vanilla, some nuttiness, with a bitter, coffee finish. Good, but very coffee forward.
Chico_Swanson (9) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz Bomber: Coffee dominates across the board but all the undertones of cocoa, whisky and smoke make this one hell of a special bottle. The carbonation is perfect and the stout goes down like a light but creamy coffee spiked glass of Ovaltine. Not much bourbon heat present which was surprising. This is a definite coffee stout to seek out. If you like Founders Breakfast, Peche Mortel and Victory at Sea ( yes, i know this one’s a porter).... you will love this brew.
ebone1988 (177) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, marshmallow, coffee, some booze. Appearance is black, with a tan head. Taste is bourbon forward, coffee bitterness, chocolate, marshmallow. Yum. Mouthfeel is perfect, soft carbonation, nice. Overall, this is real lovely.
Steve_0 (2122) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Denver location. Pour is pitch black with a frothy brown head and great lacing. Big coffee, earthy, cocoa, toasted bread, somewhat grassy, figgy, and bourbon aroma. Taste is raw cocoa, fresh espresso, somewhat creamy, light vanilla, earthy hops, whisky, and oak with a smooth aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Nice breakfast stout and extremely quaffable for 12%.
BEENJAMIN (252) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap - pours black with a milk chocolate head. coffee and more coffee on the nose backed by subtle vanilla notes and chocolate, rather straight forward. thin in body with a slightly acidic coffee like finish. if you love coffee and stout this is for you and it drinks incredibly well for the abv.
HIGHB4LL (233) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber share, Release #15 - 11.4% ABV. Appearance: dark brown color, clear, chocolate brown head, sparce lacing. Aroma: coffee, roast, light chocolate, did I say coffee? Palate: full body, light carbonation, oily texture, slightly bitter finish. Taste: heavy malt sweetness with light coffee bitterness. Overall, great for coffee lovers, but rather unbalanced because of this.
cfour (1) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Awesome. Cant wait for the other five bottles I have to age a bit. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
nimbleprop (4163) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 19, listed at 10.4% ABV. 22oz bottle pours a very inky, opaque black with some thin, fizzy, tan head. Nose is really heavy on the fresh brewed coffee, some raisin, malt, molasses, brown sugar, dark chocolate, some toasted bread crust. Flavor is the same, a ton of coffee, some brown sugar sweetness, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, a little raisin, a little currant, malt, molasses, dark chocolate. Big beer, but mostly dry on the finish and fairly smooth. Reminds me so much of KBS. Lots of competing flavors but everything goes well together. Real good.
oxbn (2) - - FEB 12, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting take on the barrel aged stout. The flavor and aroma balance skew heavily towards coffee for me, with the barrel character a bit subdued from what I anticipated. Big and boozy mouthfeel. Good beer, just doesn't rank among my favorites in this space.