Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. waxed bomber served in a Deschutes snifter. Batch #41
A: Pours an opaque black color with a two finger tan head forming on the pour. It has great retention throughout the whole glass. It recedes very slowly down to heft cap that leaves sticky and soapy lace down the glass.
S: Dark chocolate, some sweet booze and fruity yeast with a nice roasted malt presence as well. Another layer of coffee bean is present giving it another layer.
T: Sweet boozy notes with a touch of fruity yeast and some milk chocolate. Great roasted coffee bean with a light toffee malt presence.
M: Medium + bodied with a slick and oily mouthfeel. Medium to low carb really gives it that nice stout feel with a touch of dryness on the finish.
O: The booze sweet in nature with some slightly fruity yeast, but there is enough complimentary roasted flavors along with an unsweetened chocolate to balance it out. I’d love to see this with a year or two on it and I’m glad I’ve got some for the cellar.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-18-2012
jjgmd (1563) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark pitch black color with a short Java head. Nose is malt, sweet with chocolate and coffee notes. Taste is chocolate, malt and espresso with the alcohol breaking right through. Big bold long finish and ends on the same tasting notes. Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1502) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours black with a brown head and aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruits. Taste is storng, lots of nice chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malt, coffee, and alcohol into the warming, long finish
mR_fr0g (4156) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 09/08/2014 Moncada Brewery. Opaque dark brown coloured pour with a lasting halo of light tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, soft roast, dark malts. Flavour is composed of layered malts, caramel ,unrefined sugars, roasty choc. Chalky water profile. Lingering tangy berry. Bit of jammy berry fruits. Semi -sweet.
jkwood04 (4242) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a taster. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some light coffee and chocolate, some dough, light bitterness. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Smoother texture. A solid stout.
jfb (4194) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) black in colour with a frothy beige head. rather nondescript aroma of hazelnuts, crème brûlée, sugar icing, some roasted malts and light cinnamon. flavour is mostly liquorice, caramel and treebark, with a hint of earth, some hazelnuts and roasted malts. heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBESG 2014 in London, Grand Tasting at Moncada. Black beer with a brownish head. Malty vinous aroma, caramel, licorice, vanilla, nuts, cocoa and chocolate. Roasted chocolate flavor, caramel, cocoa, vanilla, cream, coffee, some dark chocolate. Fullbodied and very tasty.
Leighton (12200) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during the RBESG 2014 London Grand Tasting - Moncada Brewery. Pours dark brown with a creamy, tan head. Sugary, with lots of dark malts, rich bread. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Finishes sweet with basic dark malt character, some toasted chocolate. OK stuff.
jbruner (2559) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Proof happy hour! Pours a deep black with fluffy tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is big on the roast, coffee and dark malts. Taste follows with hints of dark chocolate on top of the coffee. Slick and viscous, mild carbonation, a bit of boozy kick on the back end, but nice imperial stout.
Theydon_Bois (10351) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the RBESG ’14, Grander Tasting @ Moncada, 09/08/14.
Black with a moderate tan covering that retains.
Nose is light smoke, dark malts, rich fruits, earthy vibes, lgiht cocoa.
Taste comprises roast malt, dark toffee fudge, spice, chocolate, tar, liqouruce, roasty tones.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
AndySnow (4156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: RBESG 14 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, raisin, roasted malt.
Body: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, raisin, caramel, roasted malt.