NachlamSie (2883) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a very dark brown with not much of a head. The nose is of toast, nuts, toffee, brownies, and a bit of oats. The flavor has a heavy, semi-dry baking chocolate thing going on that is the first thing I notice but somehow doesn’t dominate the palate either. Some coconut flavor comes out along with cashews, musty basement, popcorn, and oatmeal. Okay, this is drinkable, but there is something weird going on.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nearly opaque dark brown with a stringy-lacing tan head. Aroma of sweet molten dark chocolate and caramel malts with a touch of roasty coffee. Body starts fairly full and dark caramely sweert with good bittersweet chocolate balance and a drier, lingering roasty finish. A pretty drinkable and mildly complex chocolate stout.
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 22-oz bottle a deep, dark brown with a small brown head. Smell with equal of coffee and chocolate. Taste was a nice coffe/chocolate mix, but it had a bitter alcohol finish. I expected this beer to be thicker and have more chocolate flavor as a double chocolate stout, but actually was very smooth going down. But I think I actually prefer the regular chocolate stout by this brewery.
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 ounce bottle from BeerandBlues2. Pours black, but not opaque. Thick creamy beige head. The nose is most chared grains. Maybe some bitter bakers chocolate, its not obvious to me. The flavor is heavy on the char as well. A bit chocolatier. Bitter sweet. Medium body. Maybe on the thin side. Average carbonation. Balanced finish. As this warms, I find the char more and more aggressive. I begins very hard to drink.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle from Liquor Outlet. Black in color with a small light brown head. Aroma: alot of roast/coffee, chocolate, light hints of chalk. Taste is bitter with roast/coffee, chocolate, and light caramel sweetness- hints of tart fruit and the roast becomes a bit astringent in the finish. Some hints of smoke as well. Body just a bit thin.
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours translucent blackish brown with a tan ring of foam. Medium body. Chocolate taste, leading up to an espresso and smoke finish.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black as all hell with a thin tan head. Beautiful and oily looking. Big dark chocolate nose with a hint of espresso. Tastes as sweet as it smells with a hint of chocolate syrup and a tangy finish that I’m not wild about. Still a tasty delight.
after4ever (6474) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Black with caramel highlights. Huge coffee nose. No head or lace. Mild, slightly creamy body. Coffee, chocolate, roast, and a tiny bit of licorice on the mid-palate. Long dry, roasty finish.
Ratman197 (10554) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, dark chocolate and hints of smoke and vanilla with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - MAR 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz brown bottle served in a shaker pint. Poured a deep brown/black with a couple of fingers of tan head. Fairly carbonated. Chocolate, coffee and some roasted barley in the aroma. Medium body. Heavy roasted barley bitterness. I got more coffee flavors than chocolate. Very long dry malty finish. Alcohol was not very apparent. The roasted bitterness was a little harsh.