adnielsen (9709) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Black appearance with a dark brown appearance with a pretty thick, syrupy pour. Roasty, milky, creamy, chocolatey nose. Milky, creamy, fairly bitter, chocolate malty, roasty flavor. Roasty, chocolatey aftertaste.
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma was mild molases with some brown sugar and malty notes. Flavor was sweet brown sugar with some coffee and a touch of sourness. Finish is dry for the style. Overall a fantastic beer.
argo0 (11888) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Small beige head, brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, earthy, some bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, roast/coffee, earthy/grapefruit, some bittersweet chocolate syrup, light alcohol warming. Sticky medium-full body.
Ibrew2or3 (7310) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber courtesy of douglas88. Pours deep darkness with nice mocha head. The aroma offers up a mixture of caramel, black strap molasses, dark roasted malts, chocolate malts, semi tart and fruity chocolate covered pomegranates and earthiness. Hmmm. The taste starts off with dark roasted malts, some sweet dark fruity esters and then spicy black licorice. To midway a nice load of chocolate brownie comes forward. It ends pretty neutral.
arone12 (923) - Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black motor oil color with a brown head. Nice color to the pour. Chocolate and burnt coffee round out the aroma. Amazing taste. I like. Sweet at first with some nice dry bitterness at the end. Mmm. Bit of creaminess at the beginning as well.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber courtesy of douglas88. Pours dark brown with a white head. Smells of chocolate, cherries, spicy. Tastes of pepper, spicy, chocolate, molasses. Emjoyable.
tastybeer (1826) - Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep black with a biege head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, ash, cola, big licorice. Flavor is licorice, ash, bittersweet chocolate. Palate is full-bodied, bitter, with a slick texture.
GT2 (9132) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
651mL thanks to tastybeer. The pour is a clear, deep mahogany looking fairly black in the glass. A large, deep cocoa head slowly towers high and settles eventually with nice webby lace. Nose on this one is raisin, prune, sugar, ash, mild chili and DMS. As it warms it gains oxidized apple slices and acetaldehyde. Taste up front is bitter and bland, then moves to total cigarette ash and powder/dirt. Long, bitter, earthy finish.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bomber – Trade – Douglas88
Dark Brown in color, clear with a thin tan head. Big chocolate and coffee aroma with roasty dark malt backing in the flavor. Has a thick chew to the beer. Lots of lingering tobacco in the finish. You can tell this is a big beer it finished dry with a slight alcohol spike.
radagast83 (5363) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Release #3 - 9.1% ABV. Poured a pitch black color, definite medium sized, creamy tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, touch of coffee, not overpowering. Flavor was rich, roasty, no alcohol to really note while consuming, which was pretty good for being a 9.1% beer.