oRos (971) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with marcus. Color is get black with a slight brown head. Taste is co co, coffee an pick up a slight coconut also
tcane7 (1520) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours viscous and dark with thick tan head that yields plenty of lacing. Dark roasted malt aroma with notes of coffee. Bitter coffee comes through on the front end but faded into a smooth vanilla bourbon taste. Solid
Ibrew2or3 (6441) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber pours deep darkness with tall firm mocha like head of foam. The aroma offers up pretty rich bites of dark roasted malts, burnt malts, toffee and dark roasted coffee. The taste is very imperial stout like with rich dark roasted malts to burnt malts, chocolate brownie and dark roasted coffee. To midway a brief yet somewhat firm sweet dark fruity ester note is noticed in the form of faint blueberry notes that are quickly smashed by burnt malts and dark roasted maltiness and dark roasted coffee. I’m not sure how this is a Baltic Porter but it is a damn nice Imperial Stout.
swoopjones (5249) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml, from City Beer in SF. dark pour with dark khaki head. chocolate notes with light coffee, good dose of bitterness, dark roast. pretty good
douglas88 (5472) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber thanks to Robert. Pours a pure jet black color with a medium brown head. A slightly sour oaky and rich roasted malt nose, something akin to blackberries. The flavor is superb; rich roast and coffee, more lingering sourness that is rich in line with oak and tannins, lots of metal which often mirrors sourness, lingering black licorice and coffee. Big on the oak with the power to balance it out. Very tasty. In fact, this reminds me a lot of Duck Rabbit’s Baltic Porter, both have sour components. Damn good.
Scopey (5298) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Monk’s Kettle, SF. It pours opaque black, with a thick tan head. The nose is tangy, coconut, vanilla, smoke, over-ripe pineapple and some meat. The taste is roasted malt, tang, caramel, burnt malt, smoke, liquorice, coffee, charcoal, wood, vanilla, fruit (more dried pineapple) and earth, with a dry finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Well balanced and flavoursome.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a brown head. Vanilla and light bourbon aroma. Vanilla and toffee flavor with earth and light fruitiness. Medium-plus bodied. Vanilla and earth lingers with toffee and very light roastiness.
joeneugs (2797) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Tap 25. It pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is strong with cocoa, light oak, cherry and dark fruit. The flavor is rich with dark chocolate, vanilla, oak and cherry. Nice roasted, bitter, slightly ashy finish. Perfect body. Really great.
bhensonb (10206) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating 10 seals the deal. Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. Pours very dark brown/lack with a 3 finger dark tan head. Aroma is chocolate with a hint of anise. Near full bodied. Flavor is chocolate for start, then a dose of anise appears. It seems to have oak astringency, and maybe a little vanilla. With time anise seems to override the chocolate. Amazing stuff.
JoeTheYounger (1122) - Claremont, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Whole Foods in Santa Rosa. Black pour with white head. Aroma was tons of bourbon and mild roast. Taste was also on onslaught of bourbon but not much in the way of roast. Better as it warmed up. A bit thin on the body.