Oakes (13185) - 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 (12048) - 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 (10732) - 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 (10547) - San Diego, California, 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.
daknole (10103) - 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.
hopscotch (9963) - 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 (9920) - 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.
mcberko (8548) - 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.
arminjewell (8008) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thick black pour with thiin tan head, aroma brought notes of slight caramel, oxidized fruit, more veggie notes, herbal, slight coffee and roast. Taste is a mix of veggie, earth, slight grass, grain, hints of roast, lots of veggies, finishing bitter, dry. Ugh.