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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Few times in the history of craft beer it has happened that a highly praised beer rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godly league. Usually the recipe to make such heavenly drops is thick fudge-like body, pitch black color, amazingly overwhelming aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and muscovado sugar, obviously only made in limited amounts and most crucial of all – it must taste rare!

aenima's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aenima (323) - Askim, - APR 22, 2013
Aroma of plums and dark fruits. Taste of plums, raisins, dark dried fruits, chocolate. Very well balanced. I dont get coffee or any roasted characters so I would more categorize this is an imperial porter. A good imperial porter!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (2106) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle from el cerrito, california. Black color, brown head. Wonderful aroma has roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate. Balanced roasty taste, vanilla, chocolate. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fujimo2000 (47) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Pours dark black with minimal lacing. Taste is chocolate, very smooth finish. Very nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
crajun (1121) - , Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2016
WHOA! 2014 bottle. damnthickGOOD stuff. aroma was complex - faint wood/smoke with chocolate, some dark fruit, and some roast. sludgy thick. taste is chocolate up front and dark chocolate to end. hops to balance. can be a tad over sweet when drinking the whole bottle. damn great beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Came in a snifter. 3.25 A: Black color. Came without a head. 3.25 S: Rich and roasty. Solid porcine smokiness. Deep molasses. A good bit charred. 2.5 T: Charred and roasty. Dense without a lot of sweetness. A bit more bitter than I prefer. Deep roasted coffee. 3.25 M: Heavy body. Dense and syrupy. Good moderate carbonation. 2.75 D: Too damn roasty and unbalanced. ★ 384 characters DavoleBomb, Jun 30, 2015

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2769) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2016
I’ve had this before, but this is the first time I pick up a little smoke in the taste. the aroma is like some super rich sick choco bomb dessert. Flavor’s like nose plus has just enough bitter and tang to balance the sweet and round the palate. A masterpiece. Slurp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (4049) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2016
First time having the base stout of so many other beers I’ve already rated. Bomber enjoyed solo at 50 Degrees F in a stemmed glass. totally oily pitch black in the glass. a 3 finger amaretto colored head formed and faded to a thin line of espresso crema. A roast bomb with sweetened milk, tootsie roll and worthers butter candies. Oily mouthfeel and a total booze bomb. You taste every single aspect of the 12% alcohol with sharp grain alcohol finish and burnt day-old coffee in the middle to finish. up front, there is this chocolate milk candy sweetness that quickly fades to the ashy burnt coffee taste. Most of the variants have been great but this isn’t working for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Johnstledger8 (465) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black with a mostly lasting foamy dark brown head. Aroma is of chocolate, fudge, coffee, dark fruits, liquorice. Taste is of liquorice, dark chocolate, caramel, biscuits, dark fruits, black currant, hint of alcohol on the finish. Sticky, chewy oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GJF (1448) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Bomber from Benz. Oily black, thin brown head. Lots of chocolate, wood, carmel and a touch of anise, all wrapped up in a sherry-like sweetness. Alcohol is there, but not too much for as big as this beer is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rumproasts (4462) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Tap. Black with minimal head. Smoky and complex with loads of chocolate. Underlying tobacco. Very smooth despite the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (1545) - California, USA - DEC 18, 2015
A very nice creamy imperial stout. Pours a super thick, deep black with a brown head. Smells of chocolate cake, vanilla, coffee and weirdly, chilies. Taste is amazingly creamy with maybe the most chocolate we have tasted in a beer. Very much chocolate fudge cake with creamy icing on the top. Had in the bottle.

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