dlovell2 (469) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown with tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate aroma. Roasted malt flavor and brown sugar with cocoa flavors and coffee finish. Some hops in finish.
bluejacket74 (1133) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle, stamp on bottle says enjoy by 03/15/13. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with an inch tan head. Head retention is good, and thereís a lot of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and vanilla. The taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and some caramel and dark fruit. Nice balance between the sweet and bitter flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit creamy and has moderate carbonation. I think itís a good overall brew, and definitely worth trying at $5.99 a bomber. Recommended if you like coffee beers.
jimhilt (2341) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a five-finger khaki head that takes a while to fade leaving a good lace. Totally black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and heavy bodied. Chocolate/coffee nose. Flavor is roasted coffee, some chocolate, dry finish. $7.20 for a 22oz bottle from a Tullyís Beer & Wine Wells, ME.
Gachupines (748) - USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is a big whiff of black coffee with maybe a slight hint of chocolate. Flavor is almost like an iced mocha or coffee ice cream. Tasty, especially if you like big coffee flavor with a sweet aftertaste. Body isnít bad, maybe a touch thin. Pretty solid, could be a bit over balanced on the coffee end, but that should be expected with the name. Otherwise, I could really only complain about it being a bit one note, but itís not a bad note at all.
dfinney23 (1269) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
They are not lying about the coffee in this one. Looks like coffee with a tan head. Big coffee aroma and taste, along with some chocolate. Nice bittersweet balance.
ChainGangGuy (4239) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: A medium-small, tan head sits atop a black body. Near nil lacing.
Smell: Features a sublime scent of whole roasted coffee beans. Many stouts and porters can give off a roasty, coffee-esque scent, itís true. Even many coffee-infused beers donít seem particularly emboldened beyond the base malts. In this, however, the added ingredient is undoubted. Also, quality chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and a faint, faint fruitiness.
Taste: Thereís a great bittersweet coffee bean flavor upfront accented by roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and burnt sugars. Very light touch of licorice. Low dark fruitiness. Bitterness from the hops, but also some imparted by the roasted malt and coffee beans. Plenty of coffee flavor on the finish and in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth, yet also a bit crisp.
Overall: A tantalizing and energizing beer. Iíve had a few coffee-based beers lately and this has been the best of the bunch.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber: Pours a clear ruby with a medium off-white head, big chocolate aroma, starts and ends lightly sweet with a coca ending, medium bodied with ample carbonation.
Phatdog1 (159) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2012 Poured thinner than expected with a small light brown head that diminished into nothing. Dark brown body. Decent coffe aroma and taste, left with a burnt coffee bitterness, not necessarily the pleasant kind. Weaker than expected mouthfeel with a bit of fizzy carbonation.
Alphadelic (1733) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A great coffee and hints of bitter roast malt aroma. A mixture of some milkiness and some rough carbonation. That roughness detracts slightly from itís drinkability. The flavour is really spot on though it is a touch too bitter.
boxofrane (1722) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at lucky lab. Pours black with red edges and a small off white head. The aroma Is big chocolate, some expresso, roasted. The taste is medium bitter coffee and lightly sweet mocha on the finish. Decent but not the top of the style.