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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Tap during Zwickelmania at their Side Bar... Poured near black with a moderate khaki head. Roasted malts and coffee on the nose. Foamy dry, palate. Big roasted, smoked malts with cocoa/mocha and lots of coffee for this guy. Iím not sure if they added coffee or not, but it really shined through here.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Uber-sweet, and while I love this style I didnít pick up anything particularly special about this after the surface-level sweetness. Little complexity I could take note of. But tasty enough in its general sweetness to merit its B+ grade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
troopie (2295) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkElf (3051) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6149) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Wonderful sweet roasty coffee nose with some chocolate as well. A great smelling beer. Black with no head or legs. Coffee and chocolate, roasted and some patent malts. A hint of dark fruit. Earthy roasty dry coffee finish. Clean with a hint of alcohol. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6405) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Courtesy of 5000 via trade

Bottle: The aroma consists of cocoa, light vanilla, and a hint of smoke. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights and a one finger khaki head with decent retention. The flavor starts with moderate cocoa and a touch of caramel. The finish has moderate vanilla and just a hint of roast. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, itís seems more like a vanilla Porter than Baltic Porter. Regardless, itís pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2165) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14092) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Bomber from Belmont Station. Other than the hyperbole of an Atlantic run liner, the label is pretty spiffy. At least I hope so. Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma of chocolate and dark fruit. Med body. Flavor is chocolate and dark fruit. Not particularly getting heat, but my head is screaming: booze. Not overly sweet like some of the style. The chocolate diminishes and the finish is lightly sweet with raisins and dates. Quite drinkable. To bring in a movie quote: "69 is divine."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7581) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2010
22. thanks, clint! pours a jet black with no head, lace, or visible carb. big toasty spicy coffee nose. creamy medium body with subdued carb. coffee, roast, campfire, and toast on the mid palate. long roasty finish. delicious addictive beer.

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