markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber courtesy of a kind soul at Bold City on the RBWG Tour. Pours a brown with a tan head. Nose is big coffee, bitterness, roast, slight booze, chocolate, and earth. Flavor follows with some coffee bitterness, chocolate, roast, earth, and some sweet coffee. Finish lingers with coffee bitterness. Medium in body and very nice.
joergen (26157) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at yespr.
Pitch black coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, coffee and chocolate.
Sweet and roasted flavour of coffee, chocolate and caramel.
ryecatcher (1354) - 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. ;-)
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by the guys. Thanks! Pours a deep black with a dark brown head. The nose is nice, shows a big hit of creamy coffee, on the mellower cocoa side. Some roasted barley and toasted malt as well. Light hopping. On tasting, the coffee is much weaker. Some faint ashy notes, char and cocoa. Herbal coffee. Would like a bigger hit of coffee flavor to match up with the nose. Decent. Bit thinnish body.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours an opaque black with a small brownish head. Roasty nose, subtle coffee. Rich body, lowish carbonation, sweet roast, vanilla, dark fruit and coffee. Roasty bitter finish with quite some booze. 270413
_angst_ (4553) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours brownish black with a rather small frothy and fizzy mocha head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet with roasted malts, lots of sweetened dark roast coffee, vanilla beans, dark chocolate, charred wood, burnt cookies, hay and hints of green chili and alcohol. Taste is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, sweet liquorice candy, burnt cookies, alcohol, charred wood, vanilla essence, soy sauce and hints of green chili. Mouthfeel is soft, slightly oily, round, roasted astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, charred wood, burnt cookies and hints of green chili and soy sauce. Good but a bit unbalanced...
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Clockwork’s 4K / 5K / 10K Gathering 2013. Pours a deep brownish black body with light lacing. Aroma is espresso. Mouthfeel is wine, chocolate, caramel and roast.
Scopey (12705) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, big thanks to Adrian from BA for sharing! It pours darkest brown with a small light tan head. The nose is big on the coffee, roasted malt, cocoa, dark fruit, light acidity, salted caramel and vanilla. The taste is roasted malt, coffee, alcohol heat, touch of chilli, wood, some acidity and earth with a dry, roasty finish. Medium-full body, fine carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Perhaps a bit hot. Gets better the more you drink. Decent, but I couldn’t drink too much.
Geokkjer (7341) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with an off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt,malt, licorice, some alcohol and chocolate. Flavor is sweet and roasted malt with some coffee, chocolate, warming alcohol, coffee and berries. Medium body, average carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle shared by csteele2144 @RBWG-JAX-dissipating lt brown-black. A-coffee/roasty/ash-dk malt. T-coffee/roasty/ash-dk malt, 2nd hop bite.