grimreaperguru (220) - santee, California, USA - FEB 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark ruby red with a tan creamy head.The aroma was of roasted malt with a hint of coffee.The flavor was of watered down malt with hints of roasted coffee.The body was thin with a bitter aftertaste.Overall it was okay.
CooperEllis (6) - - FEB 12, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is resin and pine with a bit of hay/roasted malt sour.
Dark pour, a good deal of lacing, tan, frothy.
Medium body, thin feel at the start but moves into creamy by the finish.
This is an interesting one, a blend of the two style has created a beer where there is a noticeable portion of each evident here but they’re perhaps not as well "blended" as they could be. Still, a fine effort and enjoyable to sip on.
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Freakin Frog. Dark mahogany coloured. A roasty black IPA on the sweeter side with medium hippiness and bitterness. Good, but not awesome.
rayOfBeer (651) - El Cerrito, California, USA - NOV 20, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma is metallic with chocolate and a mild roastiness. The flavor is roast grain with a malt sweetness and some chocolate, but is interrupted by a metallic, steel wool note. Body is rather thin with a powdery bittersweetness. Not sure if I got a bad bottle but the metallic notes on this one made an average beer harder to drink.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a ruddy black color with a small, tan head. The nose is roasty with notes of licorice. The flavor is a watery mix of stout and pale ale. A little bit of roasted malt, but not a whole lot else. Light to medium body and flat on the tongue with average carbonation leading to a dull finish. Rather underwhelming.
bnoel09 (410) - Elk Grove, California, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bomber into an English pint glass. Color is dark brown with just the slightest reddish tinge and a generous tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor is sweet and malty and again includes some chocolate notes. Make sure you let this one warm up just a bit - when I first cracked this open there was a very noticeable metallic flavor present, but it seemingly disappeared with just a slight temperature increase. Light/medium body with smooth/creamy mouthfeel. Overall this is a nice beer, I’m just not sure that porter is the best category for this - it seems similar to several other lighter bodied dark colored beers that show up in several other categories...
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black, thick beige head. Toffee and cocoa aroma. Medium body very malty, Smooth finish.
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Close to black with light beige head. Aromas of toffee, cocoa, dark fruit. Flavors of toffee, cocoa, coffee, dark fruit. Sweet finish. Medium body with tacky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation.
garthicus (2569) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Appearance: pitch black, thick sponge yellow colour head. Aroma: chocolate at first, malt, digestive biscuit, tan, leather smoke and molasses. Flavour: biscuit malt at first, leather, smoke, delicious hints of bacon hiding in there too, iron, somewhat bitter, a good deal of malt in the finish. A very decent brew.
dmac (3692) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber from Canal’s Hainesport. Pours a deep dark brown/blackish body with a bubbly super light beige head. Aroma is realy nice with notes of dates, figs, toffee, raisin, toasted brown bread, prunes and nuts. The body at times seems a bit thin for the big aroma and the carbonation is soft and subtle and the aftertaste is watery and short lived. The flavor is very watered down compared to the aroma with some burnt notes and flavors of toffee, raisins, nuts, prunes, dates and figs. Interesting beer that is a great value for the money, I paid under $4 for a bomber.