JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a dark chestnut tan head. Great palate - not overly thick or chalky, but smooth and creamy. Aroma of fresh coffee and roasted malt, in equal measure. Some dark sweetness in the background. Ashy roast flavor to start with a smooth finish. Coffee is integrated smoothly into the brew - clearly present, but not dominating. Worth the hype.
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A slick dark brown/black pour that has the dark tan head and lace. An aroma as you would expect of coffee/chocolate and a hint of smoke for me. The flavor takes off on the chocoffee for me. The palate is most exceptional it is smooth rich and thick but not slimy or gooey. A very nice offering.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to Brewfiend for sharing. Pours a super deep dark black with a nice dark tan head. The aroma is very dense and filled with mollasses, milk chocolate, coffee, and a light dose of floral hops. Very nice creamy, yet powerful flavor that exudes coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and a light floral hoppy bite. Killer dry oaky finish that lasts forever. Very nice!
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. This was a real treat. Rich milk chocolate body. Slight coffee hints to it. Creamy brown head and a black body. Lots of chocolate on the roasted body with plenty of coffee mixed in. Light smooth finish.
JK (4578) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great coffee beer, it reminded me of peche mortel. Nearly still with no carbonation. Thick, black syrup. Coffee aroma, intense but not bitter and it has more flavor than merely cold coffee. Medium sweet malt and chocolate are in there as well. Exceptionally smooth palate. Thanks to Brewfiend for sharing.
Suttree (5212) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black, with a big brown head. Great aroma, with the coffee and the chocolate and all. Smooth and silky palate. Flavor has coffee, as one might imagine, as well as smoky edge, too. Not just a bunch of flavors, though, its all masterfully blended and immensely satisfying. Very, very good.
greenhorn1 (819) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Pours dark as tar with a cream brown head. Big coffee, chocolate and roast malt aroma. Flavor is very similiar with a massive espresso hit. Lasting bitterness finish. Full bodied and a creamy mouthfeel. Excellent stout.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle....aroma: bitter coffee roast balanced with semi-sweet chocolate....appearace: deep black pour, medium bodied w/ thick and foamy tan head....taste: bitter roast, chocolate malts, finishes with some bitter dark chocolate.....no compaints about this one as it lived up to its name and reputation
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2008 #900
Bomber from SS summer 07
Pour thick and rich, pitch black with a foamy dense brown head. The head lasts the length of the beer, and leaves behind some nice lace.
The initial aroma is of oats, strong coffee, and hops. A bit of a lactic note, maybe. There is certainly a bit of a twang. I think the oat can give you a bit of that as well.
Strong coffee with creamer flavors from the initial taste all the way to the bitter finish. As it warms up the hops come out fighting. BAM!! Right in the f’n teeth.
The mouthfeel is so full. Very rich and dense. I want to use the term ’thin pudding’ but that doesn’t sound so nice. But is is very thick so I suppose that get the point across. There also quite a bit of carbonation.
This is easily on of the best beers I’ve had the pleasure of drinking in quite a while. To the folks at Mikkeller. Outstanding show. Please under no circumstance put this beer in a barrel. That would be a crime to humanity. And to SS, many thank you.
badgerben (4490) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Many, many, many thanks to Brewfiend for sharing, and I’m thinking I have Yespr to thank for shipping it over here in the first place. Black color with a medium tan head. Massive coffee aroma along with some roasted malt and chocolate. Coffee, coffee and more coffee! It’s powerful in the taste, but it doesn’t get very bitter at all. Incredibly smooth. Big roastiness and a slightly earthy hop presence. Out-freakin-standing!