Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle served in a Westbrook Tulip. 2011 vintage.
A: Pours an opaque black color with a quick dissolving dark brown head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring and some whisps.
S: Dark fruits, roasted malts and a touch of smoke are all present here. Some dark chocolate and bitter coffee beans pop up as well.
T: Some nice dark fruit flavors with a slight booze kick hits up front. The booze lingers throughout and has intermingling flavors of bakers chocolate and candied sugar. The finish has a ton of semi-bitter roasted malts that a have a little sweetness kick as well and a twinge of smoke.
M: Heavy bodied with a medium carbonation level. Nice mouth coating oiliness and slickness.
O: Very solid flavors throughout. The booze lingers a little much and leaves a little too much sweetness. There is some deep roasted malts that counter this in the finish, but the booze seems to stick around even after that.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-13-2012
rondphoto (2778) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque black color, brown rim head, star field of lace. Aroma of toasted malt. Taste is thick toasted malt and toffee. It grows bigger before hitting a thin wall of hops and carbonation on the swallow. Alcohol joins at the finish. Big and bold, maybe complex, but this brew is mostly about the malt.
Jimbo2 (44) - Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick, black and oily. Beautiful. However, not great depths of taste. This i delish, but maybe not worth the praise...
illiniphil (137) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bomber. Poured a dark ruby black with a dark brown thick head reminiscent of melted ice cream. Tastes are molasses, dark cherries, toasted malt and anise. Nice balance with no overwhelming boozy flavor. Nice but there are better RIS's out there
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UncleKorm (1050) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle poured a black hue w/ a large dark brown head and sticky lacing. Moderate dark roast and boozy aromas. Initial flavor is bold sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are dark roast coffee, brown sugar, licorice, soy, dark breads, and dark chocolate. Full bodied, syrupy mouthfeel and a warm finish.
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zoucrew102 (834) - - MAY 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Rich roasted malt aroma with notes of molasses, dark chocolate and anise. Pours inky, oily black with a thin light brown head with no retention and minimal lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt flavor and dark chocolate. Finishes with molasses and anise with an extremely smooth ending with a little bit hop bitterness, but not a lot. Excellent stout!
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, big big stout. Big flavors of heavy roasted malts, dark chocolate, light anise, big bitterness. full mouther, full flavored. woah
Joakgust (1107) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Opaque dark brown beer with a small brown head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, chocolate, molasses, herbs and coffee. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, bread, chocolate, licorice, molasses and coffee. Well balanced.
demannu (175) - New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick black pour. Motor oil like. Tan head with slight reddish tint while forming. Palate is absolutely HUGE. Super thick and heavy full body. I really enjoyed it. Deep roasty aroma with some hops and chocolate present. Flavor is deep and complex. Well balanced. Very fond of this beer.
BOSSbrewer (2685) - Arkansas, USA - APR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Brent and Goetz. Pours a dark brown to black with one finger of mocha head. Aroma is hoppy with some molasses and some roast. Flavor follows and is creamy smooth. Super nice beer.
jandd1983 (3123) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in a trade with Phaleslu, thanks! It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of roasted chocolate, coffee and a touch of vanilla. The taste was intense, nice oily mouthfeel, more chocolate and coffee with a nice roastiness and some light spiciness towards the finish.