3fourths (7861) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. deep brown body, small light brown head. heavily sweet chocolate syrup, roast and muted coffee in the nose with lighter touches of black patent soy / char. syrupy, thick, goopy AND flabby, but mostly smooth and creamy, unlike most high gravity products from New Belgium.
Syzzer (581) - Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The body is a bit too light, not much aroma. There is a good coffee flavor which boosts the ratings- but bitter finish. 7.9BD 7.5 Rod- I donít like coffee, but I like the coffee flavor in this.
solidfunk (3605) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells steadily of coffee. Pours black, good lacing. Medium to low carbonation, finishes light bitter. Donít detect the chocolate very well, but still here. Bottle from Champaneís.
Sammy (8359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Expectations were high, unrealistically, on this LOF series beer owing to the high score. Big coffee, cold coffee taste, with a little chocolate in the aftertaste. Aroma only coffee. Thanks Josh.
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber courtesy of adnielsen. Cheers, Aaron! Pours a stout brown with a tan head. Nose is big coffee, roasted malts, some chocolate, and cocoa. Flavor is similar- big coffee, some roast, some chocolate, and some mild earth with coffee bitterness. Medium in body and a nice coffee stout overall.
bwa5879 (601) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from marthas vinyard, grand rapids mi. Deep brown to black pour with brown hue. 2" head the color of cola. Moderate lacing. Chocolate and sour malt smell with noble hops as well. Medium body with creamy mouth feel, low carbonation. Sour malt/noble hop taste initially, the. Bitter strong coffee and cocoa, perhaps some citrus hop flavor as well. Finish is pretty clean, bitter and dry. Good but pretty average.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Samís, Durham. This is the kind of thing I usually fall for more or less uncritically, given my jones for the bean and bitter. But despite the generally favorable track record in this series, I found this one to be a real disappointment. Healthy bodied, looks robust enough. Faded nose was the first giveaway, with muted artificial choc/coffee notes. Mouthfeel was weak, thin, and the taste was overall papery and disappointing. Two-day old Texaco coffee, some of those shitty little baking choc chips, and an indistinct base stout. Bleh.
nealm759 (34) - Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz Bomber ,
Strong Coffee nose, Thin Lacing that remains a tan color. Chocolate flavor seems to linger on the palate a little more than the coffee, but still notes of a nice black coffee flavor. Overall a solid beer, nice to drink with breakfast or as a dessert beer. High in alcohol but not boozy, very well balanced.
rxeight (1193) - Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10 oz draft. Black pour great looking tan head. Aroma of coffee and cocoa. Taste is like hersheys syrup. Chocolate but lighter thqn typical for most. Cocoa clearly added not from malts. Sort of a creamy thick. Im not a NB fan and i really didnít want to like it but i enjoyed this beer. Probably the best effort they have put forward. Have this one soon i cant imagine this will taste better with age.
bnielsen13 (242) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown almost black, with a dark tan head. Strong coffee aroma with a hint of chocolate and toffee. Strong coffee flavor, with chocolate, and vanilla undertones. You donít notice the alcohol at all.