thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bomber) espresso brown with a thick brown head. Nose of metal, bakers chocolate, and sweet. Taste of lightly bitter dark chocolate, fudge, brownie, well carbonated and a nice bitter chocolate finish. Prickly.
wedgie9 (2071) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 7/6/11 from a 22oz bomber bottle from Armanetti. Pours an opaque, muddy black, almost brown with average tan head that slowly recedes to a thin collar of lace. The nose is very roasted with tons of dark chocolate, molasses, coffee, and some burnt bitterness. The flavor is the same with tons of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, and a bit of bitterness. The body is full with a creamy mouth feel, light carbonation and a long coffee, dark chocolate, and bitter finish.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by emacgee. Cheers, Ethan. Dark, dark pour (my only note for this beer was "dark"). Big ass mocha head. Nose of thick, roasty malts. Some coffee. Odd dark fruits and licorice notes. Interesting.
Atom (1441) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber pours dark brown/black with almost no head. Aroma of dark fruits and roasted malts. Taste is sweet chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts with an earthy bitter coffee finish. Nice!
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours deep brown with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of light roast, coffee, orange marmalade, and candied grapefruit. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of toffee and chocolate.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks, Ethan! Dark and dusty pour with a thick creamy head. Dry roasted malts and some bitter notes in the nose. Thick, chewy mouthfeel emphasizes the gritty quality that some of the aromas and flavors suggest. Mild anise and coffee in a dark, dusty Belgian strong variation. Pretty nice.
nickd717 (3569) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to Nanoslug. Dark brown in color with a one-finger off-white head. Roasty with dark chocolate and and anise on the aroma, maybe a bit of dark fruit. The flavor is roasty and rather dry, with anise, dark chocolate, and some hoppiness nice. Pretty damn tasty, close to an imperial porter if you ask me. Medium-full bodied with well-hidden alcohol and an appropriate carbonation level. Solid stuff. Seems that Flossmoor may be making a comeback.
BuckeyeBoy (2865) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Thanks to Sam for this one. Pours out brown topped with a sand head. Aroma was of roast malts, light coffee notes, milk chocolate, piney hops, and some pit fruit. Taste was much as the aroma with the sweetness leading the way.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Sample courtesy of Sparky, I believe!). Pours dark brown with off-white head. Aroma has aroma of rock cand and orange tootsie pop. Taste is sweet with some roasty bitterness. Medium bodied with bitter finish. Decent.
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour. Fruity and hoppy hit on the aroma, some light woody notes. Flavor is quite hoppy, nice and malty, really good. Thanks schiller!