jefcon (1459) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
If you like tons of coffee and lots of alcohol, this is your beer. Me, I thought the palate was too thin, and I wanted more malt character from this one.
kirk36 (171) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coffee forward malty goodness dark and dank, musty notes. Great tan head, tasty too! You can detect the hops in the back-end. I don't detect solvent alcohol and that's good. It's easy drinking and a terrific swallow! I would prefer a lasting lingering coffee on my palate aftertaste. But it does not. Call it a cheap date...I do like it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
riversideAK (5734) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee dark bread dough bittersweet chocolate and earth on nose. Black pour thin tan head. Flavors of soft sweet dark malts coffee dough earthy dryness. Soft carbonation. Smooth body. Not bad.
tricyclist (1000) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think I expected more out of this than I got... from notes - Deep dark pour with a quite thin than head. Nose is light coffee, bitter and light but sweet roasted malts. Flavor is coffee, again with bitter dark, and milk chocolate. Roasted malts. Medium to light body... I maybe would’ve liked more body and complexity than this offered for me.
ryanscourt (864) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Listed as longtrail imperial stout per fox and the hound. Notes from 1/8/12. Thick and brown. Long lasting creamy head. Initial taste was weird almost detergent like. Body was nice, full bodied and creamy. Sweetness balanced with chocolate and dry bitterness. Finished nice. Not bad overall.
Imaena (1989) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. It may have been a bad pull given the ratings others have left. I found this to be to heavy on the coffee, over carbonated, and a bit watery. I normally love coffee beers but this was a real disappointment.
Niko100 (2162) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, & chocolate; Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, and bittersweet chocolate; Nicely balanced; Solid coffee stout.
MadRobin (2248) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2013 On tap 4 oz. pour at Whole Foods in Vienna, VA. Opaque, brown-black with nice tan head and extraordinary lacing. Aroma of coffee, dark fruit, raisins and dark roasted malt. Taste of coffee, dark roasted malt, dark fruit and chocolate. Medium/full body and medium/low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thingus (29) - Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taken from my BA account, reviewed on 3/5/12
Live tasting bomber courtesy of caguiar (thanks buddy!!) into Duvel tulip.
Appearance; pours a very deep, dark brown... Appears a solid black in the glass. A very slight mocha colored head with minimal retention... Lacing is non-existent...
Smell; tons and tons of coffee, hints of chocolate and vanilla... Some roasty malts sneak in as well.
Taste; definitely got some coffee in this one, chocolate, roasted malt, hints of vanilla and anise on the finish.
Mouthfeel; a little on the thinner side with a slight lingering finish... Goes down smooth, with a velvety mouthfeel.
Overall; a rock solid coffee stout!
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2013 Bomber->snifter. Deep brown with bare white head. Coffee, chocolate, and malt, with a sweet finish. Good, but a little thin and predictable.