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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 19, 2011
18-Dec-11 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 17-Feb-11 for $5.49 at Johnís Marketplace in Portland, OR)
If you like a chocolaty beer, this oneís really gonna hit the spot! Itís as chocolaty as any beer Iíve tried, medium-sweet, slightly earthy, moderately roasty, some coffee. The nose is equally chocolaty, smelling like cocoa and fudge, but also a bit earthy. Full-bodied, creamy, and richly textured on the palate without seeming heavy. Carbonation is a bit lower than medium, but this allows the rich and creamy mouthfeel to shine without any interference of prickly bubbles. Medium-dark brown with ruddy highlights, clear in appearance, with an inch of tan head that settles to a wide ring while leaving a fair amount of intricate lacing on the glass. Overall, itís not a complex beer by any measure, but what it does, it does well. It might fall under the "guilty pleasure" category.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Bomber from Belmont Station. Super dark brown in color, with a light beige head. Rich fudge in the aroma with some dry toasty and roasty malt. The flavor is creamy and smooth with sweet chocolate and light hops. Borders on being to sweet and one-dimensionally chocolatey, but I still dig it. Full bodied and smooth. While I could see this being better with a more complete fermentation, I still dug it as-is.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2011
This is a beer I rave about. Black with medium beige head. Full aroma of chocolate and malt. Full bodied. Cocoa, coffee and just a tinge of hop. Not super strong, but with enough muscle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Beefy smoky aroma, Dank yo! chewy slick body, tobacco and espresso, warming heat, dark fruits, inky.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bomber. Pours translucent blackish brown with a fading tan head. No lace. Nice aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla caramel, and the taste follows it pretty closely. Not much hop presence but lots of tasty dark malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
illidurit (2113) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Bomber courtesy Sam. Pours a clear darkish brown color with a khaki froth. Roasty coffee aroma, some powdery cocoa, a hint of dark caramel/molasses. Flavor is similar but with a smokey tinge to it. Sweet, simple, drinks like a schwarzbier almost. A little underwhelming. This ainít gonna warm you up in the Nordic winter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2011
22oz bomber courtesy of Luke. Pours fairly light for a Baltic porter, settling in as a dark chocolate brown with a decent beige head that recedes to a patch of foam in the middle. Not much lacing. Aroma is dominated by roasted chocolate malts and coffee with some sweet dark fruits and a hint of smoke. There is a sweet molasses presence as it warms a bit. The taste is a slightly smokier version of the nose. Itís still dominated by dark chocolate and roasted coffee, but the smoke seems to be a bit more pronounced and there is more sweet nutty character than in the nose. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth with strong carbonation. it might be a tad light bodied for a Baltic porter but itís still decent. This is a very tasty beer though it tastes like a cross between a Baltic porter and a schwarzbier. Surprisingly good and the smoke kinda caught me off guard.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (1943) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2014
Draught at the brewery during Zwickelmania 2014. Nice gentle chocolate Tootsie Rool nose. Medium dark brown color, thin creamy head. Semi-sweet chocolate roasty initial / chocolate cake frosting / tiny bit of acidity and Coca-Cola-like note. Thin-medium body. Gentle stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Bomber; thanks Brandon!! Pours thin dense brown with trace tan head bubbling along the edges; sweet candy malt on the nose with some coffee and faint sweet roast; texture is thin and finish is bone dry; cola sweetness and a little chaulky mouthfeel

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Bomber. Pours deep brown with hints of red and a light tan head. Aroma of smoke, chocolate, coffee. Tastes of coffee, caramel, smoke and roast, light earthen hops. Tasty representative of the style.


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