Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2001
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mildish flavour; some toffee. Rather light, especially for frozen Alaska.
bhensonb (11533) - 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. It’s not exactly dry, but it’s quite bitter. So complex I have no idea what the bitter is from. But it is. Great taste.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Date: May 25, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: black, fine tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: dry roasted malt aroma with dark chocolate and just a hint of dark caramel sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of roasted character, dark caramel sweetness balances the roasted and brings out extra chocolate, touch of milky sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Date: December 02, 2012
Appearance: opaque dark brown, scant head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: roasted aroma, dark chocolate, touch of caramel sweetness bring out a milky chocolate sweetness
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, bitter dark chocolate, just a touch of balancing caramel sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Ratman197 (10224) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22-oz. bottle from March 2002. Pours black with brown hints at the edges and a huge foamy tan head, fizzy. Dark roasted coffee and chocolate malt with musty oak notes and yeast (horse blanket). Dark roasted bitter coffee and chocolate flavor with a light acidic malty oak finish. Dark bodied and spicy full palate.
hopscotch (9558) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, cappuccino head. Decent retention. The nose wafts milk chocolate and vanilla with a light pistachio component. Full-bodied and fatty with modest carbonation. The flavor features bittersweet dark chocolate and charcoal. Bitter, burnt, espresso finish.
adnielsen (9479) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Armin’s apartment, courtesy of arminjewell. Pours a brown appearance with a foamy, dark brown head. Foamy, dark chocolate, light candy, s’more aroma. Vanilla, dark chocolate, coconut, a bit roasty, earthy, herbal, coffee flavor. Ok.
daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost black. Beige head. Dry, roasty, burned toast aroma. Char, ash,roast and bitter chocolate.
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a black body and a large tan head that leaves good lace. Aromas are of chocolate, toasty, roasty, bread, some vanilla, light smoke and a hint of anise. Very nice smelling. Flavors are earthy, nutty, roasty, licorice and milk chocolate. Light coffee. Medium bubbles with a full body.
mcberko (7245) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, toasted bread, espresso, and bitter chocolate. Flavour of bitter espresso, burnt / roasted malt, toasted bread and some caramel - quite dry, bitter and burnt. The flavour profile dissipates toward the end, leaving a rather empty palate, that is quite dry and burnt.