ryecatcher (1108) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a thick (think 10W30 thick) brown-black, opaque with thin (and rapidly disappearing) espresso colored head. Nose is dark roast malts and some strong Joe, hints of cocoa. Mouth is thick and oily, semisweet up front with malty backbone highlighted by coffee, some vanilla, caramel and bakers chocolate. Finish is long and lingering bittersweetness. Let it snow, and let the aliens come... I’m ready for both of em. ;-)
Torrefacto (1099) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color negro con reflejos caobas y espuma beige. Aromas de café, bizcocho y vainilla. En boca es sedosa con un inicio dulce y tostado que pasa a un amargor duradero pero suavizado. El regusto tiene un equilibrio excepcional de todos esos elementos. Excelente.
mnmike (1074) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber in a trade. Split into two snifters. Pitch black with mocha head. Good coffee here with the malty backbone.
dogfish120love (1053) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thin dark brown with minimal lacing. Heavy coffee nose with so e chocolate
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. A pitch black beer with a large, frothy/creamy, mostly lasting brown head. The aroma is modeartely to heavily malty (roasted grain, coffee, chocolate), lightly to moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with notes of alcohol, licorice, hint of berries and vanilla. The flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Full body, oily/creamy texture, soft carbonation, very long finish with moderate to heavy bitterness, moderately alcoholic. I wouldn’t say I’m surprised by the high quality, but all the other Pipeworks bottle scored approximately in the mid 3s or less. This one is pretty nicely balanced, without overbearing coffee, booze or sweetness. I was just in the mood for it. Pity for the price and the difficult availability.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, batch #112, courtesy of Ratebeer Brackets. pours a deep, dark brown that sits black in the glass with a thin ring of khaki lace around the edges. aroma is great with heavy, rich black coffee, espresso beans, and cocoa powder backed by earthy topsoil, cake batter, roast, and very subtle vanilla. flavor is really delicious with a heavy dose of dark chocolate cake layered atop hazelnuts, espresso, roasted malts, and smoke backed by smooth lactose sugar, vanilla pudding, and even a touch of caramel. palate is full bodied and creamy with smooth carbonation and a lingering finish of roast and cocoa. overall, a damn nice effort from pipeworks.
TheJvd (1004) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Beer Temple shared by Benzai, thanks! Pours pitch black with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and some earthy hops. Taste is slightly sweet, roasted malts and a good bitterness. Medium to full body with a medium carbonation.
Dr_Fellini (984) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown to black color with a tiny medium brown head. Aroma is a delicious roasted malts, light cocoa, coffee, vanilla. Flavor is light roasted malts, touch of vanilla, coffee. Very smooth and creamy body, delicious lingering roasted malts and vanilla. Excellent stout!
beechner224 (978) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer. Pours black. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is smooth, not much coffee though. Actually way better than normal, harshness is gone. Tasty, but lacking coffee.
TorbenH (972) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
black, clear, brown foam, coffee, chocolate, roasty, full body, creamy, average carbonation, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness,