Ratman197 (11100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a translucent dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lasting brown head. Aromaofroastiness, coffee, bakers cocoa and burnt carmel. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, bitter chocolate and light coffeewith a smooth lingering roasty finish.
SHIG (3923) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: poured dark black with a huge brown head leaves lacing as it disappears into the glass. Sweet grass and malts. Taste is sweet chocolate maltiness, very smooth, and hops.
deekyn (1364) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - pours opaque mahogany with high tan fine bubbled head. S - aromas of burned malts, oatmeal, cinnamon up front. Hints of molasses and oak. M - heavy bodied lightly soapy bitter brew. Average palate. T - burned malts, burned coffee and bitter toffee in the nose. Oats, fresh grass, soap and soap, coffee on the palate. Dry bitter hazelnuts, toffee and toasted malts end. O - interesting ipa/stout. Very soapy. 6+
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thank to bitbucket in trade, dark brown pour with chocolate, green pepper and coffee flavors , slightly bitter cocoa finish
Fratto (2835) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from thirdeye11. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is bakerís cocoa, vanilla, and alcohol. Taste is sour chocolate, toffee, coffee, and a little alcohol.
thirdeye11 (5776) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bomber) clear deep black, lasting wispy deep tan bubbles. Nose of honey, chocolate, bakers style, rich and decadent. Taste of dark chocolate, bit earthy, cocoa nibs, well carbonated, medium body.
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - APR 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with a frothy tan head. Strong roast, coffee, and chocolate in the nose. Nose also shows smoke and robust earthy notes along with some grassy hops. Flavor follows the nose and adds some scorched cracker and a bit of molasses. Toffee, roasted nuts, and hops linger in the finish.
Medium body, a little oily, active carb, and ample bitterness. Would rather this was 6.5% or so, but Iím glad it is at least under 8%. Pretty tasty, with some complexity. Iíve always appreciated this style for its balance between the over-done and the bland.
blipp (6870) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours black with a brown head. Dry roasty aroma with some nice nutty sweetness. The flavor has roasted malts, light coffee, light nutty sweetness, and some smokey wisps. Solid.
Chalsk (1096) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Gingerman. Pours a black color with a caramel color head. Nice roasty aroma with some caramel and chocolate notes mixed in. Has that sweet stout mouthfeel and vanilla notes. Nice bitter layer for balance. Chocolate notes linger through the finish. Very tasty. Sort of like an imperial milk stout.
bhensonb (12310) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours black with a 3 finger foamy/creamy darkish tan head. Aroma is chocolate toffee. Full bodied. Flavor is chocolate, anise, toffee, coffee. Itís not exactly dry, but itís quite bitter. So complex I have no idea what the bitter is from. But it is. Great taste.