bhensonb (10216) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Brewforia. Pours durn black with a creamy dark tan head. Lots of chocolate in the nose. Med + body. Thins a bit as the carb leaves. Itís sort of ashy and gritty, with a lot of nearly milkish chocolate. Seems dry enough to suck the water out of my mouth. Finish is almost sweet chocolate, but thereís ashiness and hops to cut that down. Someoneís doing a good job here. I think this one stands out from the stout crowd. And itís a big crowd!
ben4321 (3473) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 4/3/12
Aroma: The nose is subtle, a little acidic, with some chocolate, licorice, and a hint of dark fruit
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a foamy mocha colored head and light-mid lace-work
Flavor: Light-mid sweet, chocolate/roast/licorice, the fruit from the nose isnít here, and it is mid-plus bitter
Palate: A light-medium bodied beer, with soft-to-average carbonation, light stickiness, and a dryish finish
I thought this was a pretty decent export stout. It is a little different from many in the style, with the bitterness that comes through in the finish. It is also fairly light, with a decent drinkability. The nose is light, but interesting, with a fruity hint that is fairly unexpected. That fruity hint doesnít really show up in the flavor, which is both more roasty and more bitter then the nose lead me to believe. Overall, this one is certainly worth trying.
bpreo (1377) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Foreign Expert Stout is very good, but nothing extra special. I will always love my Stoutís, but this one is a bit "samey".
heemer77 (5079) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2011 Bomber courtesy of my brother. Perfectly black colored brew with a light orange brown head. Nose of rich milk chocolate and caramel. There is also some hint of leather and apples. Smells quite pleasing. The taste has lots of coffee and some bits of dark chocolate. There is also some mild apple. This is amazingly smooth and easy to drink. Light on the carbonation and that fits the style. This is excellent.
Syzzer (570) - Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I found this beer a bit too syrupy and with a sour finish. It does have a great molasis nose. Those who like sweet stouts may find this one nice.
emacgee (3809) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours beautifully, ink black with a wonderful viscosity and rich dark tan head. Nose is a bit more acidic than I like with some papery notes (oxidation?). Too much acidity from the grains, too bitter in general. Nice mouthfeel, from a visual/tactile standpoint this is a nice beer but from an organoleptic standpoint not so much.
Ttrunk (56) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It looks good when poured, with a dark color and full head. I do not like the aroma with a bitter after taste.
Reid (1785) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle from Rothís Sunnyside store,S.Salem. $3.99
I saw this the other day and thought it was the same stout from this brewer as before then i noticed the "Export" on the label and its 6% alc instead of 4.4
Typical black stout with a gorgeous tan head.thick and bubbly, it doesnt last too long but there is still an attractive foam ring.
Very nice intense dark fruit,tasty,burnt oat aromas.Lots of dark chocolate and coffee aromas.Very nice
Taste is the same as the aroma..but with a delicious creamy maltiness all through..ends fruity/bitter. Good
Great mouthfeel..smooth yet complex..you wont be bored.
Excellent stout..very tasty and filling in a good way.