CampesinoTino (686) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wax Dipped 2012 Vintage Bomber. Pours a healthy black tar color with a good inch of light brown foam. The nose is predominately dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and caramelized sugars with a bit of dark fruit in the background. The flavor starts with a moderate dose of bittersweet chocolate, espresso, roast malt and toffee. After that thereís some resiny bitterness from the hops along with black cherry and alcohol notes. The body is appropriately thick and creamy with medium carbonation. The finish is slightly charred with some bittersweet roastiness and mild booze burn. Definitely packs a punch but has enough balance between the malt and the hops to make it go down smoother than it should.
pushkinwow (1584) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber with a nice wax top. Black with mocha head that completely disappears. Chocolate, anise, semi-sweet and partially roasted malts, boozy. Bitter with a mild carbonation and moderate+ body, dry, chocolate, more booze, some bite on the finish.
drfabulous (3384) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle thanks to Prufrockstar. Big black stout. Black wax. Chocolate and cocoa powder. Big nose. Lots of alcohol in finish. Roast. Very tasty.
harrymel (516) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled: um, earlier?
Pours black, little foam formation at all. Smells of toasted/burnt malts, some licorice, hints of graham, some malt (like whoppers malt), some sweetened bakers chocolate. Taste matches with depth and a little higher on the burnt malts end - almost a bit of smoke character in here, which normally Iíd dislike, but here plays well. I really dig this, but in a fetish way. Itís unique to me, although some reviews say itís a beer theyíve had before. Iíd like to compare this to Bellís Expidition Stout, but itís not too licorice characterized, which I dislike about Expo stout, but this is a little more subtle and accents well. Full bodied with low carb and an almost dry finish. Nice beer. I think treatment in a port barrel or an addition of buterscotch character would really, really open this up to the midwest flavor profile. A little too robust for the national masses.
Sammy (7719) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty good RIS. A bubbly head, and lacy, on a black body. A dry bitter finish.A big aroma. A tad mould in the taste mid sip.
Smurf2055 (1064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black/deep ruby, finger tan head. Smell roasty coco vanilla. Taste sweet, caramel and roast, wood, smokey. Med body. Taste didnít live up to smell.
Advocate_Ames (321) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle. Pours deep black with a dissolving head that leaves a slight lace that hugs my glass. The aroma is of cocoa, carmel malts, and roasted malts. The flavor is of roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, carmel sweetness, medium bitterness, and booze. Overall a good drink to sip but not a quick drinkable beverage. The finish was a tad bitter and of more booze than I tend to like.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Poured rich, viscous, near black with a sticky orange-ish beige head. The aroma was on the sweet side with roasted coffee, cocoa, and some treacle leading.. traces of peppery warmth around and on the back of the nose.. just what I needed. The flavor found well-roasted, near-burnt coffee and cocoa notes at the core with coffee roast, peppery alcohol, and some sour medicinal character around (not infection-like, but it just seemed a little messy at times).. finished warm, roasty, and dry, with a bit more sourness than I wanted. Heavier-bodied with the right carbonation to keep it moving.. not a great flow.. overall a solid stout that wasnít far from being great.
Jesterdeal (1469) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of licorice, burnt rye toast, and bitter dark chocolate. Pours thick black with a small team head. Taste is nice and black with licorice up front and roasted mocha coffee in the tail. Just thick and roasty and amazing. Love this.
chuckstout (167) - Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aromas of dark Chocolate, molasses, oak, roast, malty pours with a dense mocha colored foam and black color with ruby highlight, great mouthfeel, bittersweet, with flavors similar to the aroma.
italianjohn (2149) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, thin khaki head with a light lacing .... aroma is of dark bitter chocolate, light licorice, heavy roasted malts and caramel malts ..... taste is of dark fruits, light licorice, deep roasted malts, caramel malts, chocolate and bitter hops .... mouthfeel is thick, slick and oily ... finish is bitter dry with a lingering bitter hop bite .... abv is hidden well ..... good stuff