MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color w/ almost no head. Decent nose of roastiness, chocolate & some vanilla. Flavor notes of more bitter chocolate, dark fruit, finishing w/ strong coffee. Enjoyable RIS, all in all.
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black, with a rich, brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruit, and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, and a little alcohol. Creamy, heavy body.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, lactose, roasting, and cream. Poured pitch black in color with a small, creamy, dense, brown head around the edges only. Opaque. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, char, tar, and some cocoa. Medium to full body. Lightly sticky, then slightly dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Malt, roast, char, tar, finish is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. 9.8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma- big chocolate, malts, dark fruits
Appearance- very very dark, some head and lacing
Taste- typical RIS qualities, smooth, dark fruits
Palate- relatively full-bodied, higher carbonation
Overall- An RIS through and through. Very well-blended with subtle dark fruit nuances. Pretty decent.
mjg74 (2487) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Casa De Oro. Strong roasted nose. Very rich aroma of coffee and chocolate. Flavor is quite roasted with a good deal of coffee. This brew is dominated by super rich roasted malt. A dose of hops in the finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Solid impy.
RZahler (47) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12oz bottle with white frothy head. Aroma is of chocolate and coffee. Smooth sweet tasting with medium body. Great beer
sonnycheeba (3301) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with average, frothy tan head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, earthy hops, oak, coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. Flavor is heavy malt, light hops and dark fruit esters, with some light smoke; dry, chocolate finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
near black, dark tan ring, large bubbled. Nose is wavy roast and vomit, light chocolate coating. Flavor is more roast and chocolate, thin inky profile, lots of licorice and roast.
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Pours opaque with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate and roast malt, figs and prunes, oak, leather and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, light smoke and vanilla, roast, oak and a dry finish. Full body, medium retention and carbonation.
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours very black with a slight dark tan head. Aroma is dark malt, dark fruit, with hints of treacle and coffee. Full bodied. Flavor is dark fruit, smooth dark malt, light coffee and a treacle note. Very smooth. Creamy, with a finish that seems woody and nearly dry. Quite tasty.