barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bomber, brought over to my place by a friend whose son lives in the Seattle area as we got ready to bottle up some homebrew. very dark pour with a smallish tan head. aroma is mostly cocoa with some coffee. flavor is malty with more cocoa and coffee notes. very drinkable with moderate carbonation and medium bodied.
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has a sweet malty aroma. The flavor is sweeter than a typical stout. Drinkable.
poisoneddwarf (1717) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Smells like marshmallows. Perfect looking beer; nice head, perfect lacing, dark brown hue. Tastes malty, roasted, pretty good. Definitely not excellent.
brenn79 (1526) - Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours deep black with a nice head, aroma is of malt and alcohol. Flavor is the same, only smooth. Very drinkable, but very moderate.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown pour with some sediment. Aroma is roast, vegetal, and metallic with very subtle chocolate. The flavor adds some dark fruit and a little coffee on the finish. Medium, creamy body with moderate carbonation.
daknole (9128) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a nice cream colored head. Lots of hot chocolate aroma with some coffee and molasses. Flavor has some lacto sweetness, molasses, chocolate and espresso notes. I agree that it has a charred flavor too...interesting.
3fourths (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dense brown color with a thick and creamy latte colored head. First whiff of the nose is mocha - coffee, chocolate,mild - with some metallic and sulfuric medicinal notes... no doubt showing signs of oxidation and a slight infection (bottle is roughly 9 months old, unintentionally aged). Some fig, barkdust and cumin spices show up as it opens up, not sure if that’s something in the beer or due to tainting or a combination of both. Body is surprisingly rich and creamy with a chewy and savory texture, turning slightly lactic/acidic in the finish (again part of the tainting but not overwhelming). Hop presense is low, in fact most of the bitterness seems to come from a small amount of astringent roast. Overall quite good, I imagine fresh it could be really impressive but I’m going off of what I have in the bottle that seems to have held up better than I expected.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/19/09 from 22oz bottle. Aroma is hearty and sweet, dominated by dark dried fruit and molasses. Appearance is dark borwn with a medium maintaned cream colored head. Flavor is a very rich combination of blackberries, more molasses, light grill-like char and an earthy low noble bittering that blends with the roast. It’s full bodied, but never takes on the syrupy character of an old ale, keeping at the point where more than one pint isn’t out of the question. Overall, a great brew that shows off what rich malt can do in the right hands without having to go "over the top" and taking 45 minutes to drink.
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 6, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice chocolate aroma. This is pretty nice. Chocolate, peaty, a nice sweetness that isn’t too much. Quite nice
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle I picked up in Seattle. Pours a clear chestnut brown with a micro tan head. Sweet caramel malts, toffee, light roastness, cola. This is a little too sweet and syrupy for my liking. Long sticky finish.