Ughsmash (7424) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Poured medium-deep brown with a tall, kind of odd smoked tan head (looser-bubbles on the edges and very dense on the middle).. some sticky lacing as it descended. The aroma picked up warm cocoa, vanilla, and rye bready malts with accents of ever-so-slightly charred oak and a pinch of dark fruit.. loved it! The flavor found lightly-smoked black malts, cocoa, and vanilla at the core, with tart oak and vinous notes laced throughout.. earth and cocoa bitterness plus another hit of oak on the edges.. finished warm with tasty roasted malts and complementary barrel. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. just OK transitions through the mouth.. overall a well-balanced and mighty tasty brew.
Jayb0 (1108) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
PBC is putting out some consistently good offerings. This imperial stout puts a nice light touch on a style that is often overwhelming. Nice roast, and nice oak dryness, slight bitterness, to balance the malt. Smooth and creamy.
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black color. Smell is of chocolate, coffee. Taste is chocolate, alcohol, a touch of coffee. Overall a pretty good beer.
corby112 (2689) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Capones in Norristown, PA.
Pours pitch black and completely opaque except for the faintest of mahogany edges and a two finger beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Chunks of lacing left behind.
Roasted malt aroma with faint hops and some dark chocolate sweetness. Smokey but not acrid or burnt with toast, coffee and dark chooclate. Subtle lactic cream and piny hops.
Medium bodied with a decent balance of dark roasted malt, lactic cream, sweeter malt notes and earthy hops. Subtle floral, earthy hops provide bitterness that compliment the dark malt. Hints of dark chocolate,toast and coffee with subtle lactic cream adding to the palate. Toasted oak lingers into a bitter dry finish. Becomes more sweet as it warms but is still not very balanced. Abv well masked but it’s a bit dry for my liking hurting the drinkability.
60minuteman (1106) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark dark brown pour with brown head. Smell is coffee, cocoa, oak, and dark roasted hops. Dark dark brew and quite hoppy. Roasted flavor with some bitterness.
BillWyce (887) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes: Bomber. Poured ink-black with a thin, caramel-colored head. Mild aroma of coffee and maybe some chocolate. Not as thick as expected. Medium-bodied with a dry dinish. Coffee flavor with some alcohol bite in the finish that got stronger as it warmed. Good, but held back slightly by the alcohol bite.
reggiedunlop (3535) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with ruby hues...thick and foamy mocha head...nice retention and lacing. Aroma has faint dark fruit and chalky cocoa. Flavor has dark fruit and some smoky, roasty malt. Mouthfeel is medium/full and creamy with a roasty, bitter finish hinting at dark fruit.
badwhale (397) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awww yeah! Poured part of a bomber into a coffee mug "World’s Greatest Mom" Poured a thick dark black with a sparse tan head. Lots of smooth coffee and fruit flavors. Great IS
pjames317 (93) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, pours motor oil thick with a nice tan collar that eventually fades to a nice smoke ring. Aroma: toffee, vanilla, dark roast coffee beans. Probably the best beer Philly Brewing makes. Pretty smooth for an impy stout (i.e. less carbonation, moreso velvety). Not to say it’s flat...it’s still a lively beer and a damn good one, especially for the price. I LIKE!!!!!! borat style
Sammy (9973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011 Hits the style. Black bodied and thick looking, with a generous beige head. Good chocolate taste. Not as thick mouthfeel as the top reps of the style.