bhensonb (9814) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from the Co-Op in Davis, CA. Pours really dark brown/black with a really dark creamy/bubbly tan head. Aroma is smooth dark malt with chocolate hints. Smells warm,maybe with a bit of coffee. Full bodied. Smooth. Rich. Creamy. Goes to sweetish burnt malt. Grummy (that’s good) burnt malt. Heat is in the chest. Really smooth and delicious. It does seem to develop coffee with time.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
A: The pour is quite dark, essentially black with a nice big tan head on it.
S: Without mincing words, this beer smells like an ashtray. All burnt, charred, and ash aromas with perhaps some roast and smoke as well for good measure.
T: And now I think I know what an ashtray would taste like. A few redeeming qualities interspersed with a note of coffee somewhere, but primarily ash, char, and burnt malt.
M: The body was actually not terrible, medium, we’ll say. And the carbonation was moderate as well.
D: I should really know better than to buy a Mammoth beer, but the allure of the tick was too great. Fail on my part.
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super dark pour. Tannish head. Loads of roasted malt, light smoke, chocolate and light espresso. Flavor is a roast bomb up front followed by some light smoke, toast and chocolate.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color/ tan head. Nice medium roast malt, cracker malt, coffee, dirt, dark fruit aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Medium roast, black malt flavors with a dark fruit and pale malt sweetness--very easy drinking for a big brew.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by lushawn at Dark Lord Day 2011- thanks again, Shawn! Pours a dark, deep brown color with a small beige head, a little bit lighter overall than most imperial stouts in appearance but really nice looking. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, earth, brown sugar, and molasses. Flavor of oak, dark chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, earth, nuts, and toasted brown sugar. Medium-bodied, with a roasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Decent stout but the barrel notes seem to be missing a bit; I wonder if this was just better fresh.
douglas88 (5115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 Bomber shared by someone during RBWG, thanks! Pours a almost totally black hue with a medium tan head. A roasted malt nose, some smoke, metal. The flavor was nice; a massive heavy roast, coffee and milkiness, metallic roasted flavors. Nice.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of large chocolate, light coffee, and roasted malt. Large chocolate, burnt coffee, and a good malty bitter. Smooth full bodied. Nice beer.
JohnnyJ (3889) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Black pour, tan head. Really dark roasted malts, almost burnt, chocolate, alcohol heat, and light coffee flavors. After sipping on this for a while I have noticed this annoying off fruit smell in the aroma. The mouth feel is thick, chewy, almost lumpy. Honestly though, this beer surprised me, I thought it was going to be worse, and I am enjoying it.
Sledutah (3624) - Utah, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during a RBWG stop at the Az Wine Co for some great food and beers
Appearance: Black with a medium sized tan head and some lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts and vanilla
Taste: Roasty, ashy, chocolate and coffee
DYCSoccer17 (3155) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at Alley Katz in Sacramento, CA. The aroma is roasted and woody along with some chocolate hints. Decent sweetness, and some caramel notes present, too. Decent. Opaque black body with a small light tan head present. Slightly acidic, tart, choco roasted start. Light anise flavors in the middle. Finishes roasted and slightly burnt. Light astringency to finish.