BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle and served in my 30 yo crystal stein: Pours a deep brown with a creamy tan head and left very good lace upon the stein. The aroma has notes of vanilla bean and vanilla extract, macadamia nuts, toasted bread, and a soapy off note. The taste while displaying a nice vanilla character is sort of lame with the rest of the base porter notes, some nutty and roasty tones with just a dash of piney hops and boozy undertones. The mouth feel is ashy and somewhat dry, brash alcohol upon the finish. The beer seems not have meshed well at all and is quite tepid outside the ABV. I would expect something like this from In-Bev/AB and not from an actual craft brewery.
Tmoney99 (9576) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet chocolate malt and vanilla aroma. Medium body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations were met.
Capa (1935) - Manama, BAHRAIN - NOV 6, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a deep, beige, rocky head. Aroma is sweet malts, light roast, chocolate, molasses, vanilla bean. Full, slightly silky body. Flavor has lightly roasted malt, vanilla, light chocolate, slight booze, lightly nutty. Real powerful flavor. Quite fricken tasty.
b3shine (3474) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks good; an opaque dark cola with beige lacing. Smells good; sweet, malt, and vanilla. Tastes solid; like it smells, but not as sweet and a little thin for 10%. Average on the palate. A solid beer.
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from BevMo. Almost black in color. Just the slightest hint of light shows through. Nose is chocolate and coffee, with a little vanilla and sweetness. Roasty and sweet up front. A little vanilla. Some coffe and a bit of hops in the finish. A little alcohol as well. A little thin for a big beer.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Brown-black pour with a medium tan head and strings of lacing. Aroma of malt and vanilla. Full-bodied with flavors of sweet malt, vanilla and milk chocolate. The finish is sweet with a vanilla/chocolate aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a thin creamy cap of tan.
Aroma: Vanilla, butterscotch and chocolate malt.
Taste: Butterscotch, brownie mix, burnt roast, a touch of alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, rough carbonation.
Overall: I need to revisit this beer, I think there was something off with this, as my friends rave about this beer.
JohnnyJ (3886) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, with a light tan head. Light roast, sweet malt, vanilla extract, and chocolate. Enjoyable, but simple.
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Created a thin layer of khaki colored foam while the liquid was a dark brown that was near being black. Aroma is sweet and sugary with scents of chocolate milk, vanilla ice cream or extract along with a light roasty smell in the faint background. The drink is smooth with a robust profile of dark and roast malts that makes this is heavier porter worthy of an Imperial title. Flavor does bring out a bit of sweetness with hints of vanilla while also giving off a little alcohol burn in the finish as if I took a swig of a bottle of vanilla extract. Good stuff for the price of $8 a bomber.
VsXsV (1618) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium to big, firm light tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, biscuit, light coffee, caramel, earth and bread. Nice. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of coffee, vanilla and chocolate. Full bodied with medium carbonation and very velvety, smooth mouthfeel.