durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Sam’s Quik Shop in Durham. Pours midnight black with a small light brown head which nearly disappeared but always created swirly patterns. Nose and taste are huge everything--nuts, soy, chocolate, dark fruits, some sweet coffee hints, and a decent amount of hops fighting their way through. Palate is full and rich. Glad I shelled out the $12.99.
berntholer (801) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
dense beige head that disappears quickly leaving some structured lacing. coffee coloured. aroma of coffee, band aid, medicinal, clove, hazlenut and boozy. taste like aroma with roasted malt, liquorice, bitter chocolate with a bitter aftertaste. quite dense mouthfeel, medium carbonation. bottle 50 cl / bd nov-2012
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Rating #8,700) Bottle... This beer is an 800lb gorilla with a chainsaw for a penis!… Pours Marshall Zhukov-black with a small, creamy, khaki head. The aroma is a fantastic mélange of campfire smoke, peat smoke, leather and burnt mocha. Full-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and stinging carbonation. The flavor presents burnt cocoa, charcoal and peat-smoked scotch barrel. Finishes scorched with a generous measure of lingering bitterness. World class beer provided by ctipping!
pentaz (1214) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a brown small head. Aroma is smoke, roasted malt, licorice, oak, tar, dark fruit and coffee. Taste is moderate sweet and near heavy bitter. Body is near full, texture is thick oily, carbonation is moderate. Finishes dry, roasted, warming bitter and chalky.
SlackerMads (1410) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thick and black with a minimal dark brown head. Light herbal and flowery hops, hard roasted malt, chalk, charcoal, tobacco pibesovs. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Medium sweet and medium/heavy bitter, light acidic. Smooth, but solid bitter finish.
motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled, at brygens olbar. pitch black with a thin mocha head; aroma of tobacco, molasses and tar; thick but not too cloying; salted caramel, cocoa powder, burnt grass. loads of character
deekyn (1115) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- pours a viscous oily black with a finger of deep tan head with some red fringe. Minor lacing and retention. S- chocolate, coffee, rhubarb, wet clay soil, tobacco, vegetal and roasted malts. Some brown sugar, pie crust, and cola. Very pleasant but expected. M- medium oily body with a medium burn on the malty palate. Good carbonation. T- starts relatively light with mike chocolate, dirt and rhubarb. Some very mild mince meat. Middle is roasted malts, minerals, tobacco and coffee with wallflower hops. Ending is efficient and dry with some bakers chocolate, vegetal malts, and cough syrup.
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick black pour not much head at all, just brown bubbles creating a thin layer. Big sweet roasted aroma, chocolate, cocoa, dark fruit like figs and dates, caramel. Really nice! Taste follows the aroma well, nice rich chocolate upfront then comes the dark fruits, followed by a bit of alcohol warmth. Great thick mouthfeel. This feels the way a 12% stout should. Very impressive.
Yorker (1090) - Herning, DENMARK - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are chocolate, coffee, pepper, roasted malt, and liquorice - with a bitter finish.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Appalachian Vintner, bottled 11/6/12. Pours an inky dark brown color with a thin frothy brown head. Fair head retention. Aroma of roast, chocolate, nuts, oats, tobacco leaves, mild marzipan and herbal hops. The taste is roast, nuts, chocolate, bitter hops. Medium bodied, low carbonation, lingering bitterness, moderate booze. Solid, no sign of oxidation.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4763) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the February 2014 3R6P tasting +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick, black and oily with a large foamy dark brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was bitter and roasty with notes of coffee, wood, smoke and a bit of red wine. The flavor was bitter and roasty with moderately strong floral hops, wood, smoke and coffee. Long bitter finish of roasty malts and smoke. Thick and creamy body. Ok.