mlntroy23 (46) - Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great mix of coffee, chocolate, and booze! Smells all of 14% abv, but mellows as it warms. Dry finish that warms you up. Iím impressed!
OmegaX (1353) - Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good stuff here. Nose is heavy coffee, chocolate, and roast. Taste is similar with tons of bitter coffee, dark chocolate, roast and oak. Gooooood.
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance - Same as the others; engine oil, small head
Aroma - Mocha, oak, vanilla, bourbon
Taste - Rich chocolate and coffee, soft oak and vanilla, alcohol
This wasnít all that complex, just strait-forward delicious. Lots of coffee and malty sweetness make for a great drinker - fresh bottle too!
jcartamdg (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and malt. Taste is bitter coffee, chocolate and malt. Very nice beer.
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ryecatcher (1108) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber (2012 íLa Tortugaí), poured into one of Jennyís íPink Elephantí snifters that I permanently borrowed (thanks!). Froze my ass off on Black Friday waiting outside Binnyís South Loop at 8 in the morning waiting for a shot to get these and I figured the fourth night of Chanukah is as good as any to crack one... and Iíll concede that Iím not disappointed (not that I expected to be). Pours an opaque deep chocolatey-blackish color (like blackstrap molasses) with a thin mocha head that disappeared almost as soon as it appeared. Nose is only slightly boozy by comparison to the standard BCS this year, with some raisins and maple notes in here as well. Mouth is thick and oily, Mouth is chocolatey and and some bourbon up front, a hint of the coffee (Chris at Binnyís warned me it would fade quickly) and every time I belch, it tastes like I just ate a bowl of Cocoa Pebbles (not necessarily a bad thing). Absolutely No sootiness, which is a HUGE plus when it comes to the infinite number of stouts that are out there these days. Finishes warmly (to be expected as itís over 14% for Crissakes!) but generally this is a lot mellower than the (15% ABV) BCS that I rated in September. LíChaim!
Wheelz (6) - - DEC 8, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Amazing. Smells of chocolate, coffee, and bourbon. All of those smells come out in the taste. Boozy at 14% ABV. Sit back and enjoy this one.
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kimjongill (207) - - DEC 6, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
2012. Fresh from bottle. Smells of coffee grounds, chocolate, and bourbon. Great black pour with brown head. Good mouthfeel. Amazing taste balance of coffee, bourbon, chocolate, and roasted malt. This is definitely one of the finest beers Iíve tasted, and I feel like I can give it one of my only 5 ratings.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2013 2011, my last bottle :(. Huge espresso aroma billows from my glass. Deep, delicious complexity on the palate brings coffee and roasty goodness to everything it comes in contact with on the way down. Goddamn this is good.
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
23rd January 2011
Opaque very dark brown beer, short lived brown head. Nose of coffee and spirits. Smooth but dry palate. Rich dark malts, strong coffee but rounded. Touch of vanilla and a little bourbon. Dry finish. A lovely beer but Top 50? Really?
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had some great barrel, bourbon and coffee scents. Taste is very similar, still has some great coffee flavor and a nice roasty finish.