Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/16/2013. On tap at the brewery. Pours mahogany with a tan head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit. Chocolate and coffee flavors.
dmac (3747) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bomber via trade. Poured a medium to slightly thin dark black body with a foamy beige head that quickly fades off the center and leaves a slick around the edges. Aroma is dusty grains, light hint of chocolate powder, medium toast, saw dust, condensed milk powder. Thinner watery body with stingy carbonation and a quick fading aftertaste. Flavor is on the weak side with notes of light chocolate, medium to well done toast, milk, cocoa beans on the finish. Blah, glad I didnít share this one.
msante79 (2209) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Kinz. Pours dark brown with tan head. Roasted malts, chocolate, and some tart cherries. Flavors of roast with chocolate and a bit of tart fruit. Body is fine and did not find it to be over carbonated. Donít know if it was meant to have a bit of a tart note, but it works quite well.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Very dark brown color, no head to speak of. Aroma of dark milk chocolate. Taste is Hershey syrup which I think obscures the beer characteristics a bit.
Hokeman07 (15) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is a solid porter. However it lacks in the chocolate flavor. Still solid but not there best.
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jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz Bomber from DoctorB2B in a trade, Thanks!. Poured into an English Pint. Pours black with about a finger of dark tan head. Aroma is strongly chocolate with a little coffee and some roasty malt. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Like biting into a chocolate bar sprinkled with coffee dust. Full bodied with a creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, Iím really digging this beer. I would love to age one and see how it changes.
tia (849) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Dark with thin tan head. Nice light around of coffee and dark chocolate. Nice rich flavor.
jeremytoni (2926) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the tap poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head. Sweet malty flavor with a lingering chocolate finish.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a snifter. I think this is from early 2010, but Iím not sure.
3.0 A: Looks like this has become severly overcarbonated. Not a gusher, but I only got about a half inch of liquid on the first pour with a big frothy head filling the rest. Several pours and more than several minutes later, I finally got a full glass. Black color. Three fingers of frothy light brown head with decent retention, but not much lacing.
3.0 S: Aroma is weaker than I prefer. Dry and "dusty" overall, but there is some caramel in there. The cacoa is there, but doesnít contribute a whole lot though it gains some strength as the beer warms. A light cidery component as well.
3.5 T: The taste is better than the nose. The cocoa comes through much stronger in the nose and it works well with the base beer. The underlying porter is musky, dusty, but not as dry as the nose. Caramel sweetness brings about some good balance with the roasty and char flavors. Again, there is a light cidery component.
3.0 M: I would have given this a 3.5 if it wasnít so overlycarbonated. I did swirl it down to an acceptable level, but that isnít something I should be required to do. Lighter medium body. Decently creamy for how light the body is. Would be smoother with appropriate carbonation.
3.0 D: This wasnít too bad, but itís not something I would buy. The taste was alright, but the cider component hints that the brewery isnít very consistent. The carbonation was a pain in the ass to deal with, but if the beer was better, I could have dealt with it.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-11-2011 01:06:40
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle.
Aroma: The nose is dusty with notes of mineral, cocoa nibs, and a bit of rawness I canít quite place.
Appearance: As soon as this bottle was cracked it started spewing forth from the bottle. Pouring into a glass lead to 7/8ths of foam and 1/8th of beer. It finally settles down a little bit leaving a dark brown liquid and a solid inch of light tan foam that was self sustaining for the entire session.
Taste: This was a tough one because the carbonation was so overactive, it skewed everything. There is definite cocoa there along with roasted notes and that mineral note I detected in the nose.
Palate: Far lighter in body than it should be, but I am not sure if this is due in part to the carbonation. Definitely way over carbonated. The finish is short and rather disappointing.
Overall: This brew needs more flavor, more body, and way less carbonation. Not their best brew by far. Skip this one.