VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2012 Excellent brew. Gorgeous espresso black with a thin tan head. Smells of dark chocolate and hints of fruit. Tastes dark chocolate, slight coffee and a subtle fruitiness. Belgian yeast flavors are a favorite of mine...those flavors are not intense here....but complimentary. So good.
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml brown bottle from arminjewell! Black pour, hint of deep red at the edges. Big foamy head, light brown, good creamy appearance. Minimal lace. Nose has dark chocolate, some hazelnut, tons of roast malt. Flavour has dark chocolate and roast malt, toasty and nutty malt background. Soft bitter finish with more roast and a trace of alcohol. Velvety smooth body, soft carbonation. To me, the belgian influences aren’t bursting out, but this makes little difference to me at this point. Deluxe.
garthicus (2906) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 9, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Appearance: Pitch Black, medium mocha brown head. Aroma: Lots of yeast, a little spice, hints of coffee and chocolate. Flavour: rich chocolate, yeasty, quite a slick mouthfeel with an almost cranberry like Flavour in there, long rich finish. Delicious.
gringo332 (604) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is sweet and dry roasted cocoa and some banana and pepper. The flavor is a mellowed down Yeti with honey, dry yeast, some roast and chocolates, spicier than the original of course and some fruity banana esters. Quite easy to drink and nice.
haddon90 (1613) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark black color with a nice tan head. Fruity aroma with some vanilla around. Sense some honey as well. Interest aroma for a stout. Dark chocolate flavor with some dry hops as a finish. Sweetness. Sugary too. Interesting combo. Alcohol is masked.
ilovedarkbeer (2701) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Thick black brown pour with a brown foamy head. Notes of liquor filled truffles, dark chocolate, banana, and some smoke. Thick mouthfeel. Just good.
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Pitch black pour with a small quickly decipating head. Nose mostly coffee, toasted malt, and a little yeast which is a little unusual for a stout. Taste follows the nose on all accounts. Bitter coffee finish.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from Binny’s Downtown. Pours a black body with a thin, creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is dark fruit plums and raisins, molasses, roasts, and a good amount of Belgian yeast esters. Some old citrus hops, caramel, a light chocolate, and a touch of licorice. Flavor is similar. Dark fruits and molasses up front with a bit of a fudge chocolate, caramel, and raisin. The roasts come in during the middle as well as some Belgian yeast, but not as much as the aroma. Ends a bit ashy, yet sweet in the finish as this dries and gets a bit sticky with some molasses, figs, and more and more roasts in a lengthy aftertaste. Medium-full, creamy body with a light-moderate carbonation. Overall, I wasn’t overly impressed with this one. Sweet with lots of rich chocolate and molasses along with a nice dark fruit, but I didn’t find that the Belgian yeast added a whole lot. Lots of ashy roast in the finish, but this seems fairly simple at times. Definitely not bad, but I was hoping for more.
blipp (8023) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into a Chimay glass. Pours near black with a thin brown head. Chocolate and dark fruity aroma, with lightly roasted malty notes. The flavor starts with light dark fruits, spicy yeast and chocolate candy, moves to some light molasses-like sweetness, earthy notes and citric hops, and finishes with nice roasted malts and grains. Good stuff.
dchmela (3006) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber courtesy Lee. Thick black pour with a thick tan head. Roasted grain, Belgian esters, chocolate and Belgian yeast in the aroma. Big roasted grain, chocolate and coffee taste with nice Belgian yeast notes. Good stuff.