DrSilverworm (5022) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, shared by Jay. Good dark chocolate and roasted malt nose. Dark near-black color. Good thin light brown head, leaves good lace. Nice big roasty malt flavor. Smokey, some well-done toastiness. Kind of a bigger body, but good texture overall. Lighter crisp carbonation. Good mild dryness. Mild bitterness, little sweetness. Good smokey roasted malt light dark chocolate aftertaste. Gotta say, itís a thoroughly enjoyable imperial porter.
revolverlbc (22) - California, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wish all beer was made by people who love beer this much. The secret of this beer is that they only add just enough vanilla to compliment what would be a fine porter on itís own. This may be my favorite porter of ever.
Ratman197 (9024) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear dark brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of cocoa, vanilla, carmel, eartrhiness and light roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, bakers cocoa, light vanilla and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering bakers cocoa finish.
IrishBoy (3751) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from BevMo Valencia. Nose is coffee, chocolate, and some vanilla with background hints of smoke and roast. Black with a medium, lightly lacing tan head. Flavor is coffee, milk chocolate, a slight bitterness, light sweetness, and a little vanilla. Body is barely medium thick and the finish is a bit of bitter chocolate.
BBB63 (5741) - 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 (10076) - 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 (1943) - 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 (4412) - 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 (2459) - 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 (7243) - 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.