MikeJslc (671) - USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown/black, tan head. Aroma of clean roast, bakerís chocolate. Flavor: roast, dry bakerís chocolate, nutty notes, a little licorice, very light toffee notes (this is a little drier with less sweet toffee and burnt sugar notes than some imperial stouts). Deceptively easy-drinking for an imperial stout.
stevoj (1623) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good but not outstanding. Nice sharp roast grain bitterness, slick and smooth. Black with small beige head. Light aroma and some lingering bitterness.
unclemattie (3998) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, light orange label. Pours jet black. Aroma of coffee, mocha, dark chocolate. Flavor of dark chocolate, loads of mocha. Loads of mocha. Creamy texture. Huge body. Full of flavor. Rich and roasted, tons of mocha character. (3982)
BuckeyeBoy (2413) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at bier thirty Pours out dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Nose is roast malts smoke and some hop notes. Taste is as the nose with lots of bitter grapefruit dark roast and a little smoke on the end. Not bad.
JohnGalt1 (276) - , Idaho, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Foamy looking light brown head... a little short lived.. okay lacing.. the brew is black, but appears a little thin.
Smell is also a bit thin... dark roasted malts with a pretty pronounced hoppiness for the style, doesnít seem to be enough residual malt backbone to carry the big players.
Flavor pretty much mirrors the aromas... dark/astringent malt with little chocolate/residual sweetness... bitterness from the hops combines with the bitter malts and makes it seem a little one dimensional...
Body is light for the style... medium with a sorta prickly carbonic bite.
Okay for sure... especially given the lower price and approachable 12oz bottle... but I had higher hopes I guess.
HIGHB4LL (232) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 vintage at bomber tasting. Appearance: small light brown head, dark brown, clear, spare lacing. Aroma: molasses, roasted, coffee, raisin. Palate: full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Taste: medium fruity sweet and heavy malty sweet. Overall, very smooth for the sweetness, could be part of the aging.
poisoneddwarf (1597) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bought at Super 1 in Rathdrum, ID. Aroma is roasty, coffee, bready, light Whoppers. Pours opaque black with a medium tan head with great retention, leaving lace. Taste is bittersweet and roasty with a nice savoriness. Flavors of licorice, coffee, toast. Itís tasty but completely average for style.
hockeybeerguy (546) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes. Consumed 12/15/2013 at Hangar on the Wharf, Juneau, AK
This one came to with a dark black colored body with a super slim white filmy head that once it dies the lacing that forms is slightly clingy yet speckles in a nicely done adequate sort of fashion (nice pace).
The smell has a roasted coffee bean up front with some molasses and caramel coming out but also targets a generous amount of booziness with some pine coming through as well.
The taste is mainly sweet through burnt caramel and espresso, thereís some nuttiness floating around in the flavoring; super roasted coffee bean sort of aftertaste with a dry coffee finish.
The palate is about a medium to heavy sort of body, not exactly sessionable - super sipper. Carbonation seems to be good for the style and for me as its somewhat smooth for the most part.
Overall, this is a really nice Double Stout by No-Li that made a super fine dessert to cap a nice night out with the wife.
Fatehunter (1064) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours two fingers of tan head on a black body. Beautiful.
The aroma is rich molasses, caramel and roasted malt. Really nice.
The taste is deep. Molasses, burnt wood, a little earth, roasted malt, lemon bitterness towards the end. Excellent profile and balance.
The texture is thick with low carbonation.
jjgmd (1192) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep rich black pour with a small head. Nose is sweet , with rich chocolate and roasted espresso, coffee notes. Taste is sweet but not overbearingly so, with flavorful chocolate and coffee notes. Alcohol is well hidden