robforbes (2183) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours an opaque with an extremely large mountainous khaki head, and very good lacing.
smell is earthy, coffee, come cocoa, a tad roasty, and sour malt.
taste is dry, bakers chocolate, grain, roasted malt, some coffee, flavor grows as you drink, and hops in the back. ends bitters and a little dry.
Beerdrinker79 (2046) - Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, thanks Poisoneddwarf- Pours almost totally black with a thin tan head. The aroma is oatmeal and coffee, sweet. The taste is basically the same, oatmeal and coffee, smooth and somewhat creamy, roasted barley. Body could be fuller, carbonation is medium. Overall I liked it a nice drinker, no problems or off notes.
poisoneddwarf (2296) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee beer showdown! I have me 4 coffee beers to compare and contrast tonight. Beer #2. Bomber pours inky black with a small dissipating tan head. Aroma is strong in coffee--a nice espresso--compared with the Midnight Sun. I also get chocolate milk. Taste is roasty and chocolatey. Body seems a little thin and the carbonation is average. Better than the (probably expired) Midnight Sun, but I was hoping this would be better.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at The Burgundian, nitro. Pours black with two fingers head. Smell is chocolate and coffee roast. Taste is bitter coffee. Really thin body. Ok.
doublebock (556) - California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice aroma of espresso grounds. Black with tan head. Silky texture with heavy flavor of fudge, turkish coffee and tobacco.
reebtogi (5731) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bomber from 99 Bottles in Federal Way, WA pours almost black in color with a finger of light tan head that leaves some decent lacing. Aroma is roasted grains and coffee with some chocolate and earthy notes. Taste is a roasted grain and coffee bitterness with some chocolate malty sweetness with an earthy finish. Although this is a quality brew, I am not a fan of coffee (which is too prominant in this one) which forced me to take a couple points off. Just a little too much coffee for my liking.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Deep brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is rich chocolate malt, dark roasted slightly acidic coffee and some sweet caramel. Medium to full body with lively carbonation. Pretty good beer, carbonation seemed really high for the style though.
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head that has deecent retention and leaves some light lacing on the glass. The aroma is lots of coffee, a light nutty note, and a bit of dark chocolate. The initial taste is sweet with lots of coffee, some nuttiness, and dark chocolate. The finish is bitter with coffee. Light body. Medium carbonation.
PorterPounder (7404) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Portland, Or - John’s Marketplace - 22 oz bomber. Oily black pour, very thick khaki colored head, nice thick lacing. Nice lactic notes in the aroma, some
vanilla and licorice as well. Flavor has some chalkiness, a bit of potting soil, and instant coffee rather than espresso. Thick and chalky mf. Needs work though.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with Carla from New Seasons. Pours opaque black with dark red/brown foam. Smells very roasty and earthy with a touch of bitterness and alcohol. Feels too thin for a real stout. Tastes dark and roasty with hints of coffee, chocolate and campfire.