andyhwcinc (1311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Purchased at Binny’s in Chicago, IL, enjoyed at a friends house while watching Anaconda, for some reason. Appearance is moderately thick pitch black with a rich frothy white head. Aroma its very bitter coffee and chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla, very light sweetness. Taste is fantastic. Rich dark chocolate, hazelnut, and vanilla notes, utterly rich coffee profile, more of an espresso richness. Vanilla is pure and doesn’t taste like extract was used, more like vanilla beans were integrated. This brewery does great things with imperial stouts.
umich03jm (1501) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to FullObs. Batch 248/250/252, about 4 months old. Pours very dark brown with a small head that quickly fades to a thin ring. Aroma is nice fresh light roasted coffee, some light sweet lactose, vanilla, cocoa, and caramel. Coffee is the dominant taste and there’s a great sweet/bitter balance. Chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and light burnt wood make it through well too. Solid coffee stout that hides the high abv very well.
PotjeBier (1394) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, from the Bier Koning, @ home. Batch # 113 (brewed ( April 2013). Very dark brown (not quite black) color. Brown head, quickly receding. Aroma’s of ground coffee, heavy roasted malts, mocha, sweet, some red fruit. Flavor is rather sweet, sticky toffee, dried fruits. Medium bodied. Finish is roast, somewhat ashy, hardly any bitterness.
jdb288 (284) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh bottle. Pours thick black with caramel border. No head. Aroma is coffee and vanilla. Also Hershey's chocolate. Lots of coffee in the flavor as well as vanilla and some cocoa. A strange background sweetness I can't identify. Creamy and smooth. Lots of carbonation. Great beer.
DrewFace (414) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. roasty metallic like aroma minimal coffe. Coffe in flavor but bit overwhelming. Pretty okay but not that good.
Homer321 (898) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Not much coffee in the nose compared to the regular abduction. Flavor is similar and very much like the regular but without the harshness and tartness. I actually prefer this to the regular hut there is not much coffee. Overall a solid stout but would buy guess they added coffee to it if you didn’t tell me. Batch 112
beechner224 (370) - 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.
Advocate_Ames (362) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour dark with a sticky and gradually dissipating khaki head. The aroma is malty sweet and of roasted coffee, mild booze, vanilla notes, and cocoa. In the flavor it seems to have mirrored the scent. I picked on stronger intensities of vanilla, carmel malts, and semi bitter cocoa. The finish pleasantly lingers of rich mix ingredients and impacts my palate mildly. Overall worth having for any coffee stout fan.
cpetrone84 (1166) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pour is cola colored with caramel colored head. Nose is heavy coffee roast, light vanilla and a strange mix of olive and chocolate that doesn’t go well together. Taste is a little better. More balanced, stronger chocolate fudge note with balanced coffee and hint of vanilla. Medium body and gentle carbonation with a linger coffee roast.
Beerhunter111 (3375) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig süß nach Schokolade, Kaffee, leicht alkoholisch.
arminjewell (5588) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big coffee, dark fruit, roast, hints of vanilla, chocolate, slight earthy, grainy notes, nice. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, roast, hints of vanilla, nice big coffee, espresso notes, hints of dark fruit in there, finishing bitter, dry, chocolatey.