boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can @ a recent bottle share... Poured dark reddish-brown with an off-white head. Tasted of toasted sugars, chocolate, roast, and an earthy hop spice. But not too bitter. Not overly complex, but a great drinking winter ale.
drpimento (3126) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent brew!! Bottle was room temp when I poured it with a thick, foamy, tan head that lasts a while and plenty of lace. Color is a clear, dark mahoganey with lots of tiny bubble trails. Aroma is malt, roast, fruit, hop. Flavorís like nose, plus brandy and is bitter up front with slight sweetness way in back and good carbonic tang to balance. Full body with a few high points and great carbonation. Finish is a tad long and boozy. Very drinkable.
Gription79 (2828) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Chocolate, coffee, nutty, earthy. A nice malty beer for a cold winter night.
luttonm (4619) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro at The Pine Box, Seattle. Deep brown, foamy tight head. Porter sweetness, some coffee. Roasty, smooth body. Sweet esters, coffee, milk chocolate. Medium body. Hops are a little too subtle in this nitro version. Nice beer.
mikem409 (1982) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown medium head. Snell and tasted like a stout chocolate and ashy roasted malt
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A lovely and splendid ale. Reminds me of a strong dark Belgian without the super high ABV. Very balanced throughout: hoppy but not bitter, maltiness present but not overbearing, and the spices superb. Highly recommended!
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trujahwarrior (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color with w medium tan head that leaves good lacing. Smells of chocolate, roasted malt and caramel. Tastes of all the same things I mentioned in the nose with a pretty good hop presence. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with a dry finish. Overall this is a top notch winter warmer thatís affordable.
Prufrockstar (1980) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft in sandpoint, Idaho. Dark brown pour with creamy tan head. Moderate retention. Aroma is chocolate, roasted grains, toffee. Taste: toasty. Moderate bitterness (coffee grounds), light to moderate sweetness. Palate: moderate carbonation, medium body. Lightly bitter lingering finish. Overall: it's wild how different this is from the b-bomb. Coffee finish is pronounced. Definitely tasty, but mostly it makes me want to pick up another bottle of the b-bomb before they're gone for the season.
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umich03jm (3492) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from trade with michaelinwa. Pours a very dark brown color with a small like that lingers a bit. Aromas are cocoa, chocolate, light roast, and grass. Taste is great. Chocolaty, roasty, and slightly hoppy with some spicy and grassy hops. Almost like a Black IPA or a hoppy black lager. Finish is smooth and crisp. Mouthfeel is a bit thin but makes it easy to drink. Really good beer. Thanks Mike!
robforbes (2181) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a brown with a ruby tint, a small tan head, and great lacing.
smell is of cocoa, spice, and sweet malt.
taste is creamy, cocoa, dark fruit, spice, some caramel, and hops in the back. ends smooth and a lingering bitterness.