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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A very drinkable session Porter, French Broadís oh-so-quaffable interpretation of this classic English ale. On draft! In bottles! Everywhere!


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhliesen (704) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Bomber--pours a real dark brown with with froathy, tan head, lacing lasted throughout the drink. The aroma starts with roasted malts and once that fades, chocolate comes to the top. The taste was simliar with a floor of hops and coffee. Some nut taste comes through on the finish. Everthing is balance and straight forward. Another good brew from French Broad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: January 26, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Woodstock
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted and dark chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of caramel and butterscotch sweetness, hint of roasted adds a light coffee character
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Dark brown/black pour ... not cloudy but almost opaque from the dark color. Nice tan head that quickly fades. Aroma of kalua, chocolate and alcohol. Sweet Chocolate mocha flavor with a soft bitter finish (slight hint of ashtray). Medium bodied (thinner than I expected) and fairly high carbonation level (soda like). Tad bit of astringency. Nice. French Broad is becoming one of my favorite NC breweries.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose/taste of dried cocoa, slightly toasted chocolate malt and some vanilla with a mild hop presence. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
freekyp (1473) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2011
A full flavored but very drinkable portal. Pours very dark opaque brown. Aromas of creamed coffee, heath bar and brown sugar. Full mouthfeel lending towards sweeter toffee notes. Finished slightly tart and sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. 3.0 A: Black color. First pour gave me a huge head and the second pour resulted in two fingers of tan, foamy soda pop-like head. Retention was not good, but the last quarter inch made a good effort to stick around londer. Sparse and irregular lacing. 3.5 S: Dry, cocoa powder chocolate vibe. Roasty with hints of coffee. Minor crystal malt sweetness. Pleasant, but simple and borderline boring. 3.0 T: Taste is like the nose. Calm, simple, and reserved. Cocoa powder again is the frontrunner with roast, coffee, and crystal sweetness to follow. No sign of hops again. 3.0 M: Light body. Carbonation is a good bit higher than what is preferred. Not creamy at all, but smooth. 3.0 D: Iím not pissed that Iím drinking this, but I really doubt Iíll ever buy another bottle. Thereís too many good beers out there to drink a boring one. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-12-2011 02:44:21

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3826) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2011
22 ounce from Bruisin Ales. Big mouth of cocoa powder. Nice carbonation. Leaves a bit of fizz, though. Dry chocolate. Body not to heavy. Medium. Decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Bomber from Gailís Hops & Grapes in Hickory, NC, opened 4/13/11. Pours a clear very dark brown color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of rich chocolate notes, roasted malts, faint nutty notes. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, bitter citrus and floral hops, nutty finish. Medium bodied. Straightforward porter, but very well made. I can imagine myself sitting at some bar in Asheville putting back pint after pint of this stuff.

1.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Smells of chocolate, cardboard, vinegar. Tastes of balsamic vinegar with some soy sauce on the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (2592) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2011
bottle from Beer Dispensery in Apex. 6/14/11. Ok aroma, sweet. Chocolate, caramel, little vineous, maybe tad oxidized. Dark orangy brown color, ok head, little to no lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body, creamy oily mouthfeel, mild bittersweet finish. Alright, will revisit.....


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