bhensonb (11801) - 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. It’s 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 there’s ashiness and hops to cut that down. Someone’s doing a good job here. I think this one stands out from the stout crowd. And it’s a big crowd!
jtclockwork (9869) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of toasted barley, roasted chocolate and black malt, roast coffee and milk chocolate. Dry roast finish. Medium body.
AmEricanbrew (6172) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black body with lasting tan head. Vegetal, earthy dirt, dry black malt, coffee and chocolate aromas. Smooth medium body. Nice dark chocolate flavors with coffee, dirt-earth, pale malt; smooth easy finish--solid stout.
heemer77 (5134) - 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.
ben4321 (4330) - 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 isn’t 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 doesn’t 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.
emacgee (4208) - 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.
wlajwl (4200) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is mildly funky, fruit and a hint of coffee. The flavor is coffee, fruit, a mild funk/Belgian quality and a tart/acidic finish.
maxwelldeux (3959) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours so dark you can’t see through it, and has little head. Nice roasted malt notes and hints of coffee, this stout, is just biting enough to make you alive, but not too harsh to be off-putting. Good stuff.
robforbes (2084) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a jet black with a small brown head, and good lacing.
smell is of chocolate, licorice, coffee, a touch of caramel, and some dark fruits.
taste is creamy, a little bit of sour malt, chocolate, roastiness, licorice, a tad amount of coffee, and some fruit. ends a little bitter and dry.
Reid (1993) - Salem, 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 Roth’s 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.