argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(2003 Bomber) Small dark brown head atop a motor oil body. Aroma is sweet, big malty, coffee, citrus hops, some vinous, some alcohol. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, grapefruit, some vinous. Finishes with a medium alcohol warming/burn. Big body. No question they put shitloads of malt and hops in this one -- beautiful beer.
thewolf (11158) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Kolding Vinhandel.
[my 100th american rating]
Pitch black pour with a rather small creamy brown head. Powerful aroma, roasted, burnt caramel, a little coffe and much dark chocolate - perhaps cocoa. Extremely creamy and full mouthfeel. Flavour is slightly oaky (even if this is not the oak-aged one), lots of chocolate, a little warming viniousness, some vanilla and lots of roasted toffee. A powewrful presence of hops in the finish.
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
22oz bomber –pours a rich thick chocolate head. Color is black-dark brown. Aroma is sweet and malt. Taste follows. Not to my taste.
Christian (11055) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2009 Black with a lasting brown head. Rich and complex aroma of chocolate, licorice, port, dried fruit. Sweet flavour with all kinds of burned notes, followed by a solid hop bitterness.
Travlr (11016) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle. Very dark brown, medium dark brown head that settles quickly. Great lacing. Aroma of Hershey bar and roasted coffee. Taste is over roasted coffee beans and bitter cocoa. Very thick, almost chewy. OK, but a bit overpowering.
bhensonb (10933) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of dark roasted malt, backed by coffee and chocolate. Starts with a very strong, almost licorice, flavor. Ok, this could be "massive, roasty". I think there’s coffee. This is so massive that the chocolate gets hidden for the most part. It does not finish all that dry, and the hop is almost overcome by the toasted malt. That massive, roasty seems to be keeping the hop out of my taste profiling. There is bitter in the finish, but I’m not convinced it’s hop. Strong stuff. If there are stoutheads, this should work for them. Note: after some passage of time, I actually think I find grapefruit. Still this is dark roasted stuff.
Rasmus40 (10891) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. Smooth. 270511
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: April 20, 2005
Appearance: pours like black oil, thin tan head
Aroma: hoppy roasted aroma
Body: nice oily oatmeal body
Flavor: very rich chocolate malt flavor with lots of roasted character and a lasting bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
chrisv10 (10886) - DENMARK - APR 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle. Dark brown body with brown head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and hops.
brokensail (10785) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black in color with a tan head. Nose is heavy on the roasted malt with lots of coffee, licorice, and dark chocolate. Still nicely sweet with some toffee aromas. A mild hoppiness to it as well. A touch of bitterness on the palate from all the roast. Good chocolate, coffee, and roast flavors to it. Mild to moderate sweetness of toffee, molasses, licorice, and chocolate. A bit of cocoa powder bitterness to it.