hopdog (10910) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Dark brown, almost black, with a smaller sized off white head. Some earthiness, roasty, chocolate, with a lighter coffee finish.
SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. black but not opaque with ruby highlights and a large, fluffy, tan head. cocoa and crystal nose that is a little sweet and moderately robust. dry and chalky palate with a light and milky body. notes of bitter ash. not a sweet one.
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by bsuedekum. Thanks Blake! Pours brown with a very thick tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee and nuts. Pretty mild in the flavor and aroma. medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by bsuedekum at the STLHops Pinball Party- thanks again, Blake! Gushed big-time when it opened. I got a little bit on a pinball machine and felt bad about that. Settles into a cloudy brown color with a still-massive foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, some earthy hops, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malts, earthy hops, leaves, nuts, mud, and coffee. Super simple in aroma and flavor. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a roasty, earthy mouthfeel. Nice.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. A beautiful representation of a full-bodied dry stout. Deep black color with a large, then lingering cream colored head. Nose and flavor are coffee without being overpowering. Nice long, roasted finish like cold espresso. Simple but excellently made.
thirdeye11 (5952) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bomber best by October ’10 thanks to Mora2000) espresso/ruby brown with thick fluffy dark tan head. Nose is chalky, anise, licorice, dark chocolate, fudge and a bit of umami. Taste of dry cocoa, dark dried fruit in the background, chalky, Belgian yeast, spicy finish.
anders37 (21880) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.
Ughsmash (7503) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Poured deep brown with a short-lived beige head. The aroma was quite sweet with honey, vanilla, and molasses leading.. light coffee roast accented. The flavor found sweet vanilla and molasses along with charred roast at the core.. prickly carbonation and sharper medicinal notes around.. not all that enjoyable. Medium-bodied at most on the palate.. low overall carbonation.. sticky, sharp, odd finish.. this was just aiight.
dchmela (2982) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to the guys at the end of the bar who poured this for me. Pours black with a thin tan head. Toffee, roasted grain aroma. Taste is more of the same, roasted grain, some cara notes with hints of chocolate.
DialSquare (4056) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from Gail’s in Hickory, NC. Aroma is burnt dark malts. Taste is very bitter chocolate, chalky and smokey mineral vibe. Thinnish palate. Not my fav.