Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
So a strong ale w/cacoa nibs. Dark brown and a bit of haze. Sweet chocolatey character, with a touch of nuttiness. Quite sweet, a touch sticky and then this really strong boozy/barrelly element comes into it. Big rich boozy finish...this is a finisher, and the big bottle for something like this is borderline insane. All told the balance isnít that great with all the alcohol.
Travlr (12286) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Maxís. deep maroon color, tan edge head. Aroma of cocoa pwder. Taste is bitter chocolate, very light licorice. Nice.
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some bittersweet chocolate, light caramel, icing. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some earthy, light caramel. Light boozy. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Roasty, chocolate, and some coffee in the finish.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
With this beerís name, I thought it would be appropriate to try this beer after entering a 200+ beer backlog. Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a very dark brown color with a thin frothy brown head. Fair head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, earth and a bit of green coffee notes. The taste is roasted malts, dark coffee, dark chocolate, mild earth, mild bitter hops, very faint vanilla and a bit of fruitiness. Medium bodied, low carbonation, slight lingering bitterness. Good beer.
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Capone;s and Whole Foods. Pours dark brownish black with tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, cacao, molasses. Tastes caramel malty, with molasses, figgy fruit, and backup hops.
blipp (6148) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Pony Bar. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Medium roasted malts, chocolate, moderate sweetness, and a touch of booze. Not bad.
swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at blue monk, medium bodied black pour, aromas & flavors of chcolate, roasted malts, hint of coffee. Solid chocolate porter
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown, almost black, body under a one finger tight bubbled fizzy light brown head. The nose is rather thick and intense with a lot of licorice, some burnt caramel, roast, minimal cocoa, and a touch of light alcohol. The flavor is a bit too heavy on the burnt caramel, it comes across as a bit acrid on the finish after the caramel fades. The licorice is a little muted because of the burnt character. A bit of alcohol warmth on the finish. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation and some lingering burnt caramel. Not the biggest fan of this one.
Strykzone (5004) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Dark and rich looking with a nice tan head. Cocoa and earth in the aroma. Flavor is dry bakers chocolate and the bitterness that goes along with that. But this is a sweet beer. Huge rich malts dominate. Alcohol is tasted and felt. This is good stuff.