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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
Release #1 - 10% ABV
Release #2 - 9.2% ABV
Release #3,4 - 9.1% ABV
Release #5 - 9.2% ABV
Release #6 - 8.7% ABV
Release #7 - 9.7% ABV
Release #8 - 9.8% ABV
Release #9 - 9.4% ABV
Release #11 - 10.3% ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (20474) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
Draft @ Epic Brewing Denver Taproom, Denver, CO. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice bitter chocolate finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle. Dark maroon brown color, thick beige had with grat retention. Nice aroma of dark roast coffee and cocoa. Taste is dark chocolate and subtle licorice. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap @ Epic (Denver). Pours black in color with a tan head. Big roasted malt nose. Chocolate, coffee, and licorice. Some molasses, a bit of smoke, and ash. Flavor is kind of acidic, but mostly just bitter roasted malt and chocolate. Smoke, molasses, licorice, and a hint of ash. Mild sweetness. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12962) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Release #11. 10.3% ABV. Bomber from Beverages for Less in Santee, CA. Fred’s the man! Pours extremely dark brown/black with an extremely dark tan head. Aroma has lots of treacle and burnt malt. Full bodied. Flavor is smooth burnt malt, chocolate, treacle, touch of heat, and bitter! Finishes all that way. Mouth smacking finish. Very impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (12513) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, caramel and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy bittersweet roasted black coffee malty flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle. Release #3. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of roasted chocolate malt, dry cocoa, mocha, dry coffee, vanilla and roasted barley. Dry cocoa and roasted/burnt barley finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11778) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Bomber poured a clear dark brown nearly black with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, coffee and a hint of vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastyed malt, bakers cocoa, light vanilla and a hint of coffee with a smooth dry lingering roast finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (11360) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle [from trade with cavemanlawyer, huge thanks!] @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque pitch black color, medium to full sized brown head that lasts for a long time and leaves perfect lacing. Wow. Aroma is malts, wood lightly, liquorice, a slight hint of coffee. Taste malts, roast, dark malts, liquorice and firm bitterness. Full body, medium carbonation. Solid imperial stout, not complex, pretty basic but a solid stout for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11156) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Release 3 bomber from Total Wine Chesapeake, VA. Pours very dark brown with a thin tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and a bit of a leathery note. The taste is bitter roasted malts, coffee syrup, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, and a bitter hop finish. Medium-full bodied. Nice.

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